Tequila is a distilled beverage coming from a certain region named Tequila and some areas in its neighbourhood in Spain. While some enjoy tequila with lime and salt, some with margarita, the true aficionados of tequila generally drink it as a fine liquor without anything else used to curb its real taste.
What makes a tequila great is the percentage of Weber blue agave juice in it. Some of the greatest tequilas in the world are made from 100 per cent Weber blue agave juice, without any other ingredients. It is said that quality tequilas are not meant to be mixed, but sipped!
When we talk about expensive tequila, it is not always the drink that bears the extravagant amount, sometimes, it might be the bottle as well, that is adorned with gold, platinum, and other precious items. All things combined, including the quality of the blue agave, the years of ageing, the decorations of the bottle, etc. determine the price of a tequila bottle.
Which is the most expensive tequila in the world?
Here’s a list of some of the most expensive tequilas across the globe.
1.Tequila Ley.925 Diamante:
Cost: approx 3.5 million US Dollars per bottle
Created in Jalisco at Hacienda La Capilla distillery, it is sold in an extremely beautiful bottle made from .925 pure platinum and decorated with four thousand and one hundred white diamonds. You must know that this bottle is a separate piece of art in itself and that it took nearly 10 months to prepare the bottle that holds this drink.
Designed by Jose Davalos Mejia, this bottle has since then been the centre of attraction at various exhibitions in different cities of the world, like Paris, London, Berlin, etc.
Themed with the design of a dragon, this tequila is rested in barrels for seven years. Having both butterscotch and vanilla flavours, Diamante makes up for the single most expensive tequila in the world.
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2.Clase Azul 15th Anniversary edition:
As a part of celebrating 15 years in the business, the reputed brand of Clase Azul released 15 bottles of this tequila. The complete tequila collection was sold to a non-profit organization named Fundacion Con Causa Azul, and its price was estimated at 450,000 US dollars.
This one is made as a savouring drink and is essentially a blend of two tequilas. The first one, aged for 15 years, was produced in the Tequilas del Senor distillery, while the second one was prepared in Productos Finos de Agave distillery and aged in barrels for eleven years. The result was the 15th-anniversary tequila that was appreciated throughout the world.
3.Tequila Ley .925 Ultra Premium:
Coming in a gold and platinum retailed bottle, this tequila was made from the pure sap of blue agave and was aged for six years. Like Diamante, this tequila also has both vanilla and butterscotch flavours and was produced first in the year 2006.
4.AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto Expensive tequila:
Priced at 2,800 US dollars, next in the Most Expensive Tequila list is AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto. Handcrafted in Italy and equipped with a crystal stopper, these bottles are a part of a limited edition series. It is prepared with mature blue agave, processed, and double aged for five years in French oak barrels, and consequently in Portuguese port wine barrels for around eleven years.
The Extra-Anejo tequila is very popular among classic tequila drinkers of the world, for its semi-sweet wild cherry aroma and smooth flavour.
5. Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio Tequila:
Priced at 2,000 US dollars, this tequila is also a part of a limited edition series, wherein the brand tries to maintain its exclusivity by releasing only two thousand bottles per year. Made with 100% blue agave, it is aged for ten years in French oak barrels and has a rich, mellow flavour.
This flavoured Ajeno was first bottled in a seventeen-inch tall glass bottle with 21-karat gold decorations.
6.Clase Azul Extra Añejo (Ultra) Expensive tequila:
With only a hundred bottles released in the market every year, this tequila is priced at 1700 US dollars. Produced in Finos de Agave’s distillery, this tequila is aged in Sherry oak barrels.
Meant to be sipped slowly, it has the perfect taste and deep red colour.
7.Rey Sol Anejo tequila:
With a price tag of 400 US dollars, Rey Sol Anejo tequila is aged in French oak barrels for five years. The sun-shaped bottles complement the amber golden tequila perfectly well. Also, all the exquisite flavours of vanilla, spice, and caramel are brought out perfectly well.
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8.Tres-Quatro-Cinco Expensive Tequila:
Produced by Enrique Fonseca, Tres-Quatro-Cinco is priced at 379 US dollars. This Extra-Anejo tequila is a mix of three tequilas, 30% three years, 50% five years, and 40% four-year tequilas aged in French oak barrels. It is stored in crystal decanters and is golden brown in colour.
The brand releases only two thousand bottles per year as part of its limited-edition series, and the bottles were designed by a Mexican artist named Alonso Gonzalez Junior.
9.Casa Herradura Selección Suprema Tequila:
A part of Casa Herradura’s production since 1990, this tequila is priced at 360 US dollars. It makes one of the finest tequilas in the world with an aroma of rose petals, wood, and agave nectar.
10.Don Julio Real Tequila:
An Extra-Anejo tequila, aged for 3-5 years in white oak barrels, Don Julio Real Tequila is one of the best produced in the Don Julio distillery. Priced at 350 US dollars, it has light flavours of spice, vanilla as well as chocolate, and a tinge of golden colour in it.
The tequila bottle is decorated with leaves of an agave plant on its top, and is now available in most parts of the works, unlike earlier when it was only available in Mexico. It is rich and smooth with a warm finish and a treat for all tequila lovers.
Tequila bottles are as precious as the tequila itself. It takes years of preservation and detailed work to produce both: the bottle and the tequila