Casa Noble
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

Casa Noble makes a range of tasty handcrafted (and certified organic) lowlands tequilas. All are superb, but Casa Noble's limited-production Jóven recently captured the attention of our tastebuds. Bottled at 102 proof for a fuller flavor, it sits in oak for just six weeks, which would technically make it a blanco, but it's distinct from Casa Noble's no-oak blanco, which it calls Crystal (and is itself a powerfully rustic, almost salty spirit). As a result, it has a richness and roundness that suggests dark chocolate, without the cloying vanilla and butter flavors that oak can impart. [$53; drinkupny.com]