A world-known drink nowadays, finds its roots in the region of Guadalajara, where it was being obtained by members of different Mexican tribes from aged blue agave plant.
Although nowadays there are hundreds of brands of tequila, only some of them make it up to the top ten most expensive tequila shots in the world. Top prices are getting closer to the quarter of a million dollars, so one could say these are brands reserved to Mega Millions jackpot winners.
10. Gran Patron Platinum
At an average price of $250 US for 750 ml, Gran Patron Platinum has a 40% alcohol content, a distinct smooth buttery finish, a very pleasant texture and a touch of fresh citrus taste. This tequila is distilled to perfection and rested in oak tanks in order to acquire such finesse. It is available in handcrafted and itched crystal bottle packaged in elegant black presentation case.
9. Don Julio Real
Known as one of the best and few Extra Añejo tequilas available on the market, Don Julio will certainly seduce all those willing to pay the price of $350 US with its exquisite smooth taste and rich aromas. The drink is aged carefully in American white-oak barrels for not lesser than three years and for a maximum of five years. It is priced at $350.
8. Casa Herradua Seleccion Suprema
Priced at $360 US, Casa Herradua Seleccion Suprema has a delightful complex, yet balanced taste. Cooked agave married with rich vanilla, oak and dried fruit makes the taste intense and gives that special colour obtained by aging the drink for over 4 years in special oak barrels.
7. Tres Quatro Cinco Añejo
Tres Quatro Conco Añejo is produced solely by Fonseca family of Jalisco, using a recipe which has been closely guarded over four generations. One of the most renowned tequilas, this special blend of 30% Enrique Fonseca aged for three years, 40% of four years and 30% five years, hence the name Tres Quatro Cinco. The exclusive aroma and fine flavour is acquired by aging it in French Oak. Its cost is $390 US and is packaged in exclusive limited edition crystal decanters.
6. Rey Sol Extra Añejo
Rey Sol Extra Añejo costs $400 US. It may seem expensive, but the distinctive flavour and hints of spicy vanilla, sweet caramel along with an undertone aftertaste make it well worth for all those who can afford it. This fine tequila is aged for six years in French oak barrels to obtain the extraordinary delicate taste with subtle textures. It is produced under the Casa San Matias Distillers and bottled in among the most artistic decanters created especially by Sergio Bustamante.
5. Clase Azul Extra Añejo (Ultra)
With a price tag of $1700, this exquisite drink has been aged in sherry oak barrels for several years. It is among the best savoured drink. It comes in hellish red colour bottled exclusively in stunning Talevera ceramic bottle manufactured using platinum, gold and silver in its purest form. Each year the company introduces only hundred bottles.
4. 1800 coleccion Tequila Añejo
This brand of Tequila is one the ultimate gift for tequila connoisseurs you cannot fail. This is a singular tequila handcrafted using strenuously lengthy process which often begins with cooking the Agaves in steam traditionally over stone ovens for the extract. The extract is then distilled twice by slow aging for no lesser than 10 years. This deep golden colour with a smooth, mellow touch of almonds is priced at $1,800.
3. Barrique De Ponciano Porfidio
A real piece of art Barrique De Ponciano Porfidio is priced at $2000 US. Cleverly named after the way it has been created this special tequila is no doubtedly the favourite of all the tequila connoisseurs from across the world. It is aged until its peak maturity in hundred litre French Limousin Oak barrels same as fine wines. There are only 2000 containers out of which several has been shipped to Japan.
2. AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto
This special Tequila has travelled a long way from Portugal, where it was bought from the finest wineries of the time. Once in Mexico it rested for over 11 years where from time to time the unique double barrel was tasted until the desired smoothness was obtained. It is tagged at $2800 US for its exquisite taste and aroma.
1. Ley .925 Tequila Ultra-Premium Añejo – Pasion Azteca
This premium quality tequila is a unique six years aged which is a one litre custom bottled in equally beautiful custom designer bottle exclusively designed by Fernando Altamirano, CEO of Ley .925. Priced at $225,000 US, it had been split into two bespoke pieces created using white gold and the purest form of platinum along with yellow gold.