Tequila originated from Mexico but has since gone ahead to become a favorite worldwide. History does not offer us information about the inventor of this frozen drink but we have a clue how it spread.
Tommy Hilton made sure it was served at all his hotels after his first encounter on a trip to Mexico. Today, scattered on store shelves around the world are over 500 tequila brands. We will be discussing the top 15 most pricey tequila brands.
Tequila Ley .925 Diamante ($3.5 million)
This brand sits right at the top of our list and it is for an exclusive set who have a lot to spend on a drink. The Tequila Ley .925 Diamante is definitely worth tasting after all the wine is about 7 years old. The brand owes its price to the bottle which is about the most significant piece of jewelry made in Mexico dating back to before the colonial era. The bottle is made of 4,100 white diamonds and 2 kg of platinum.
Ultra Ley. 925 Pasion Azteca ($220,000 upwards)
The price of this brand also lies in the bottle, that’s not to say the content isn’t spot on. The idea is the bottle can be kept as an antic even after the content is gone. It is made by hand from a mix of white gold and the purest form of platinum. The price could rise up to $1.5 million if you decide to go for the diamond-crusted bottle.
Clase Azul ($30,000)
Clase Azul attained 15 years of operation recently and to celebrate this, the founder, Arturo Lomeli, came up with a new bottle idea. The new bottle worth $30,000 is studded with several metals and precious stones. The metals on the include 24-Karat gold and amber. For people that can’t spend so much on a bottle of tequila, there is the cheaper $1,700 bottle they could add to their shopping cart.
AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto ($2,800)
The inspiration for this bottle comes from the Portuguese wine known as Porto. The bottle somehow found its way to Mexico, the origin of tequilas. Now the AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto is stored in the finest barrels and can be bought from any of the top port wineries. You will need to occasionally taste the drink until you attain the desired complexity and smoothness. Of course, the content is not just the reason for its price, the bottle is quite luxurious too.
Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio ($2,200)
This is a unique brand of tequila as just 2,000 bottles are produced yearly. To get a bottle, you will have to spend in the region of that figure. The extra Anejo usually ages for a minimum of 10 years and is stored in very expensive woods such as French limousine, cherry wood, and acacia. Standing at 17-inches tall, the bottle is definitely luxury. It has hand-painted details and 21-Karat gold letters covering it. by the way, the content is worth every dime spent.
Dos Luna’s Grand Reserve ($2,500)
This brand made history as the first commercially produced tequila in the world and the Anejo is aged 10 years. The aging barrels are produced by hand in Spain using sherry oak casks. This bottle is about the only one that takes nearly 20 years to produce which makes it well-refined. If you can’t afford this there are cheaper bottles from Dos Luna. Just so you know, Dos Luna means Two Moons.
1800 Colección ($1,800)
This tequila brand draws its name from the year believed to be the birth year of tequila itself. It is produced by Luis Yerenas an offshoot of the famous Cuervo property. To get a distinctive flavor the contents are distilled twice inside oak containers. The bottle shares its cost with its name, $1,800.
Clase Azul Extra Anejo (Ultra) ($1,700)
The Clase Azul Ultra-Extra Anejo is a unique brand that produces just a hundred bottles a year. The content is allowed to age for up to three years in sherry-oak casks that are charred. The bottle is an exquisite Talavera ceramic bottle. The bottle is decorated with 24-Karat gold, silver, and platinum and is designed in a decanter form. The complex content is mixed with vanilla, spice, and notes of honey.
Asombroso Del Porto Extra Anejo ($1,550)
The Asombroso Del Porto Extra Anejo is about one of the few tequilas in the world that is rested to age twice. The first time, it is rested for eleven years in oak barrels and these second time, in port barrels from Portugal. The bottle is made by hand from Italian glass and it bears similarity to a crystal decanter discovered by the founder of Asombroso in an eighteenth European castle. The tequila has notes of port and toffee and a bottle goes for $1,550.
Casa Cuervo 1,800 Coleccion Tequila Anejo ($1,441)
This extra Anejo brand of tequila has every edition come with a custom decanter. The decanter is fashioned by the hands of a distinguished artist. This fact alone makes the price at $1,441 worth every dime. The bottling is rare and the wine is produced only in the finest years of 1,800 manufacture. You can still get bottles from between 2011 and 2013 and they go for about $1,500.
Rey Sol Anejo ($400)
If you have a sweet tooth, you should definitely try this tequila. It has hints of sweet caramel and spicy vanilla and in no time could be your favorite. The brand is produced in Mexico and it is very successful and widely recognized worldwide. The bottle, which has a sun design, has received an award for its design, is perfect for keeps after the content is finished. A bottle of Rey Sol Anejo goes for $400.
This brand has been in existence for over four generations, produced by the Fonseca family that hails from Jalisco. Tres-Quatro-Cinco is a family secret, little wonder its unique taste. It is a mix of a couple of tequilas all aged differently between 3 and 5 years old. This is the reason for the name. It is a great companion when you are playing games with your friends and it costs just $390.
Casa Herradura Seleccion Suprema ($360)
Casa Herradura Seleccion Suprema is a 100% agave brand which is expected from an excellent Herradura tequila. The brand is produced with the highest form of integrity to get a quality creamy texture that would serenade your palate. The mix of agave plants distilled in a traditional distillery is left to mature for 5 years. Which is why this tequila has a legendary reputation and costs $360.
Don Julio Real ($350)
This tequila brand is regarded as the daddy of the Don Julio clan and it has just that extra touch of smooth texture. It is a mix of agave plants, stunning vanilla, and tasty oak spices. It is definitely the real deal at $350. Did I forget to tell you that it can only be found where it is produced, Guadalajara?
Gran Patron Platinum ($250)
This is the last tequila brand on this list and it has definitely earned its place being the first silver tequila to be produced anywhere in the world. The Gran Patron Platinum is distilled thrice which led to the removal of the regular tequila color. The brand claims to be the smoothest sipping tequila ever produced and with a hint of citrus, you may as well agree to that claim. A bottle costs $250.
Top 15 Priciest Tequila wrap up
You could pick from any of these expensive tequila brands when next you feel like giving yourself a treat. They’ll definitely be worth the buy.
The prices of the 10 most expensive tequilas might make some people gasp. A lot of people can’t even afford beverages like tequila today. The idea of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single drink might be shocking to a lot of people. However, this is something that wealthy people will do just in order to show everyone else that they can.
One of the contenders for the single most expensive tequila beverage in the world is the Ultra-Premium Ley .925 Pasion Azteca. This drink costs a staggering 225,000 dollars a bottle, and some people might find the bottle unappealing visually. If most people combined the amount of money they spent on their first houses, their first cars, and their college degrees, they would still probably find that this single bottle of tequila is more expensive. People would clearly only buy something like this for the sake of conspicuous consumption.
Next to the Ultra-Premium Ley .925 Pasion Azteca, almost every other bottle of expensive tequila looks like it is completely reasonable when it comes to its price. The Gran Patrón Platinum only costs 250 dollars, which is a tiny fraction of the cost of the Ultra-Premium Ley .925 Pasion Azteca.
The AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto is much more expensive than that at 2,800 dollars, but that still sounds comparatively reasonable in a selection like this. It also comes in a bottle that a lot of people will find gorgeous and stylish. Despite being priced at 2,000 dollars, the Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio comes in a more generic bottle. People might say the same thing about the 1800 Coleccion, which costs 1,800 dollars.
The bottle for the Don Julio Real looks almost disturbing, since it almost looks like it has two metallic hands on it, and it costs 350 dollars. Some people might think that the bottle for the Rey Sol Anejo looks like a perfume bottle, and it is priced at 400 dollars. The Clase Azul Extra Anejo (Ultra) at least has the advantage of having a bottle that is very unusual and that has an almost Gothic feel to it, which is something that a lot of people will like. They might not want to buy the Clase Azul Extra Anejo (Ultra) for 1,700 dollars, but they might still like the bottle.
Many of the other expensive bottles of tequila will fall into this general price range of 200 to 2,000 dollars. The Tres-Quatro-Cinco costs 390 dollars. The Casa Herradua Seleccion Suprema costs 360 dollars. Next to the bottles of tequila that cost thousands of dollars, spending hundreds of dollars on a bottle of tequila might actually sound like a minor indulgence. Most people will at least want a pretty and decorative bottle that they can keep, knowing that they partly purchased something like this for the memories and for the status involved. Some of the expensive bottles of tequila will not even deliver in that regard.
However, overall, these drinks will manage to communicate a lot right away. People might marvel at the fact that it is possible to spend more money on a drink than a house.