For many, drinking tequila reminds them of the worst hangover after a college night of heavy drinking. However, it really shouldn’t be like that, since drinking tequila of good quality shouldn´t make us feel like that at all. In the search of that kind of tequila, several distillers and producing houses have reached levels that go beyond what the general public expects of a spirit like this. Such tequilas have managed to become some of the most expensive tequilas in the world.
Reaching the perfect balance in the process of distilling and aging a tequila takes time and passion. Mastering the art of producing tequila is not easily achieved. Nevertheless, the following tequilas have managed to reach such levels of quality, mastery, and passion to the spirit. This is why they are some of the most expensive tequilas in the world.
Don Julio Real – $350
Tequila Don Julio is a quite popular tequila in Mexico, originally the only country where you could buy it. However, since it became available in other countries, its popularity has increased significantly. This is one of the few Extra-Añejo tequilas in the market, and has been one of the first, too. With its aging period of 3 to 5 years, it is a smooth a sophisticated spirit.
Tres-Cuatro-Cinco – $390
The Fonseca family has been in the tequila industry for four generations. Their knowledge, mastery, and dedication to the spirit really goes to show in the quality of their blend. The name of this tequila comes from the delicate and skillful process behind the drink. The Tres-Cuatro-Cinco tequila is the result of mixing three differently aged tequilas, consisting of 30% 3 year, 40% 4 year, and 50% 5-year aged tequila. This gives them a spirit of the utmost quality and flavor. Besides, their bottles are high-end premium crystal to complement the masterpiece that is Tres-Cuatro-Cinco.
Barrique de Ponciano Porfido – $2,000
We move to the 4-digit category with this limited-edition tequila. Every year, only 2,000 bottles of Barrique de Ponciano Porfido tequila are produced and shipped around the world. Therefore, this is a highly collectable and desired bottles of tequila worldwide. Besides, this 100% Blue Agave spirit is an exquisite tequila to have, as it bursts with flavor. This is the result of aging the product in Cherry, Acacia, and Esche wood barrels.
Asombroso Reserva del Porto – $2,800
With an aging process of 5 and 11 years, this Vintage Extra-Añejo spirit is one of the most expensive tequilas in the world. As a limited edition, a bottle of Reserva del Porto is highly collectable and desired, too. It’s smooth and silky flavor with semi sweet wild cherry aromas is the result of a double-barrel resting. They use Port Wine barrels from Portugal, and the bottles are made in Italy. A truly handcrafted masterpiece through and through.
Ultra-Premium Ley .925 Pasion Azteca – $225,000 – $3.5 Million
Topping the list of the most expensive tequilas in the world comes with a price between $225,000 and $3.5 million. Each of the bottles is 100% handcrafted, with a piece of pure platinum, and another of pure white gold. This is one of the reasons why the prices of the Ultra-Premium Ley are so exclusive. Besides, the spirit itself is aged for 6 years and comes from pure Blue Agave plant. It is a definite masterpiece, one that belongs in the most exclusive collections.