Tequila is a distilled, smooth, sweet, fruity, and sometimes toasty spirit-tasting beverage made from the blue agave plant. There is a lot of variation in taste and cost depending on their type, production location, aging time, and storage method.
Nowadays people drink tequila to celebrate certain occasions and events, however, it has become much more popular among the youth. Did you know what are some of the most expensive tequila in the world, don’t worry I got you covered. Here’s a list of the world’s most expensive tequilas.
Most Expensive Tequilas That You Should Definitely Taste Before You Die:
10. Deleón Leona Añejo Tequila – around $1000
Barely made on the list of the most expensive tequila is Deleón Leona Añejo, a deep-colored tequila with an elegant taste of fresh fruit, warm cinnamon, and a sweet brown spice finish. Elaborating on its taste and smell, it has aromas of cinnamon and butterscotch and has a soft flavor of caramelized oak and smooth vanilla flavors with a hint of clove and is best served in a chilled shot glass. Robust American oak and French Sauternes casks are considered one of the best options for aging and resting a tequila. Yes, you guessed it right, these are the exact options used for aging and storing of this expensive tequila. Not to forget this has the fine smooth texture of a bourbon/whiskey.
9. Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario – around $2000
The second last, most expensive tequila has become a choice for millions of people around the globe. Have you heard of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Grand Prix, and Gram Premio? If yes then you would be a bit surprised to know that just the second on the list has won them all respectively. It is made from 100% blue agave by aging it in French and American oak barrels for 3 years and then by transferring it to sherry barrels imported from Spain for 10 months. It is an exquisite tequila with notes of sherry butterscotch and vanilla. King Carlos is a known respectful king of Spain. He is so much respected there that this expensive tequila was released to celebrate his 250th anniversary.
8. Barrique De Ponciano Porfidio
This expensive, very good, smooth-tasting tequila was distilled NOM 1462(Inmobiliaria Mast SA de CV) and was a limited production between 1998 and 2001, therefore making it next to impossible to get to taste it in 2023. The bottle is hand-crafted in the honor of Ponciano Porfidio. This marvelous tequila takes the distillation process one step further by re-distilling the final product and at last, the result comes in a ceramic blue canister.
7. Clase Azul Tequila Ultra Extra Añejo – around $3140
The above-mentioned expensive tequila is the most amazing complex smooth tequila you’ll ever pour into your mouth. It is another limited-production tequila, only 100 bottles per year. It’s made with not less than 100% blue weber agave and is aged for at least 3 years in charred sheer Oak casks. The final product comes in a beautiful Talavera-style canister which is decorated further with platinum, silver and 24k gold. It is a symbol of Mexican tradition and culture and tastes like rich honey vanilla, oak, and sweet caramel. Feel free to argue with me that this didn’t deserve to be on the list of the most expensive tequilas.
6. Asombroso Reserva Del Porta – up to $4000
With a smooth and silky texture, its aroma has a semi-sweet, yet okay persona, palate entry is okay with floral undertones, while the mid-palate gives way to toffee with a sweet port. This outstanding piece is also 2x distilled and is aged in classic French oak barrels and stored in port casks. The longer this masterpiece sits in a chilled shot glass, the more aromatic it is. I have the say the taste is not as sweet as the collaboration, it has hints of rum raisin as well as vanilla bean and some tannic elements from the port barrels.
5. Patrón x Guillermo Del Toro Añejo Tequila – up to $5000
This amazing tasting 5th most expensive tequila in the world features a blend of aged tequilas averaging 5 years in used oak barrels upside down. The final result comes in the signature bottle of Patrón. The bottle’s top holds a skull resting on top of aged deep sweet orange liquor. Everyone who likes to collect beautiful-looking bottles must be familiar with the name Guillermo Del Toro. Yes, you guessed it right, this tequila bottle was indeed made by him. Now the thing that adds to its value is the fact that it comes in a box that contains a book that explains the process of how Guillermo made this bottle and 2 small glasses containing tea lights.
4. Patrón en Lalique, Serie2 – $7500
Patrón is one of the best-selling premium brands in the US. It combines Mexico’s mastery of artisanal tequila and France’s crown jewel of the crystal industry. The birthplace or I should say the distillery where this was born is in Jalisco, Mexico. It makes the quote ‘Good things take time’ come true since it matures for a long time of 8 years to give an elegant taste of sweet honey, fruit, and light agave. This rare aged tequila and its stunningly elegant decanter do a fabulous job of honoring Patrón’s traditional technique and Lalique’s commitment to awe-inspiring craftsmanship. Only 299 bottles are made of this magnificent tequila which adds to its rarity and value.
3. Clase Azul 15th anniversary edition – $30000
As of November 18th,2022, only two of 15 authentic Mexican liquor bottle collections have been released so far which justifies its value and value justifies its place on the list of most expensive tequilas. It comes in a ceramic bottle designed by local artists and is hand painted and packaged in a decorative box containing 24k gold inlay. It really is a work of art. The founder, Arturo Lomeli is a very respectful man who loves what he does. This is justified by the fact that he pursued a master’s degree in luxury marketing so that he can create and deliver high-quality tequila that would come in beautiful packaging.
2. Ley. 925 Ultra Premium -$225000
This extraordinary company or I should say extraordinarily expensive tequila, before the release of this magnificent tequila, had already had its name in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most expensive tequila. It gets its extraordinarily smooth and balanced texture due to its long aging period of 6 years. The bottle is made out of platinum and white gold and was designed by Fernando Altamirano, CEO of Ley. 925. Only 33 bottles have been known to be made of this delicious tequila with names of the capitals of the most important countries on its back.
1. Tequila Ley. 925 Diamante – $3.5 million
Now I don’t think anyone would not accept this unimaginable creation of humans as the most expensive tequila to be ever made, given the fact that it also claims the title of the most expensive tequila in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is made by barrel aging for 7 years and contains a premium extra Añejo at 42% ABV. It has a total of 2 kg of platinum and 4100 perfectly cut diamonds, hence the diamante. Tequila present in it is extra smooth and balanced and is made in the Hacienda La Capilla distillery in Jalisco. At last, this truly is a creation of man that may be out of range of normal people but this sure is an expensive tequila worth tasting.
Summary – The Most Expensive Tequilas
Most of the expensive tequila on the list are out of many people’s budget and seem a complete waste of money, but hey if you have the budget and you want to taste something different then you only live once and must go for it.
Here’s a recap of the most expensive tequilas you’ve read above:
1)Deleón Leona Añejo Tequila -$1000
2)Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario -$2000
3)Barrique De Ponciano Porfidio -$2000
4)Clase Azul Tequila Ultra Extra Añejo -$3140
5)Asombroso Reserva Del Porto -$upto 4000
6)Patrón xGuillermo Del Toro Añejo – $upto 5000
7)Patrón En Lalique, Serie2 -$7500
8)Clase Azul 15th Anniversary Edition -$30000
9)Ley. 925 Ultra Premium -$,225000
10)Tequila Ley. 925 Diamante -$3.5 million
FAQs on the Most Expensive Tequilas in the World:
1 – WHAT IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE TEQUILA IN THE WORLD?
Ans- The number 1 most expensive Tequila in the world is Tequila Ley Diamante with a market value of $3.5 million.
2- HOW MUCH IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE TEQUILA IN THE WORLD?
Ans- Tequila Ley. 925 Diamante costs about 3.5 million dollars.
3- WHERE DOES TEQUILA COME FROM?
Ans- Tequila can only be made in five regions in Mexico and must be distilled from the blue agave plant.
4- ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF TEQUILA?
Ans- Tequila is classified into one of five different types depending on how long it’s been aged:
Fun Facts on the most expensive tequilas:
- TEQUILA OWES ITS NAME TO THE AZTEC LANGUAGE
- THIS SPIRIT IS A PLANT-BASED DRINK
- IT TAKES SERIOUS TIME, EFFORT, AND PATIENCE TO HARVEST THE AGAVE PLANT
- IN TEQUILA PRODUCTION, THE AGAVE’S HEART IS THE ONLY PART USED
- DIAMONDS CAN BE MADE OUT OF TEQUILA