In this article, we are going to talk about 8 of the most expensive tequilas in the world. While it’s true that these are the most expensive tequila brands in the world, don’t mistake them for being the best. Far, my favorite tequila by far is Don Julio 1942 Centenario which is a blend of three ultra-premium tequilas and I found it to be just excellent.
8 most expensive tequila in the world
Tequila Ley.925 Diamante ($3.5 Million)
The Tequila Ley.925 Diamante is the first most expensive tequila in the world on our list. The bottle itself is 50cm tall, weighing nearly six pounds, and holds 15cl of tequila. The stonework of the bottle consists of 4,100 diamonds. With a price tag of $3.5 million, tequila is not only worth more than most cars but also homes, according to Tequila Ley’s website which says that the bottle’s price hasn’t changed since 1986.
Ley .925 Ultra-Premium ($225,000)
The Ley .925 Ultra-Premium is the second most expensive tequila in the world on our list. Ley .925′s bottle is approximately 23 inches tall, making it one of the tallest bottles that can be classified as a standard bottle. The design consists of a heavy sombrero-style top resting against the body of the bottle, with a golden base below said top.
The bottle’s length is almost double the size of a standard bottle, and the agave plant from which all the tequila was created is visible through a glass tube in between the top and body of the bottle.
Ley .925 Ultra-Premium Tequila released only 33 bottles of its premium product, one for each year that Ley .925 has been in business. Each bottle sells for 225,000 U.S. dollars, making it currently one of the most expensive bottles on earth.
Despite the hefty price tag, only a small percentage of people have ever been able to purchase a bottle due to the extremely limited release.
Ley .925 Tequila is made with pure agave nectar sourced from the blue agave plant grown in Jalisco, Mexico, and distilled in stainless steel. The final product is aged in oak barrels for six years before being bottled at an alcoholic proof of 94.5% with no additives or coloring added.
Clase Azul 15th Anniversary Edition ($30,000)
The Clase Azul 15th Anniversary Edition is the third most expensive tequila in the world on our list. The Clase Azul brand was founded by Arturo Lomeli. A distiller, this man had some problems with the law and eventually formed his own company called Tequilas del Senor. With a trademark for his company name already in hand, he went about creating an entire line of spirits. At first, he intended to create a premium line of tequilas for the rich and famous but ended up creating his most expensive tequila to date.
This was because, in the later years of his company, he came up with an idea for a premium spirit that would be marketed to high-class clubs and nightclubs. This liquor was a blend of several premium tequilas, but it would only have one label and design. He also wanted this tequila to be full-bodied, redolent of vanilla and cinnamon, yet voluptuous.
Lomeli wanted this liquor to become the most expensive brand of tequila on the market. He did not have high hopes for the idea but told his brother, who worked with him to create a winning concept for it. The brothers came up with a blend of several premium tequilas which were aged for 15 years in Spanish barrels to give the spirit its smooth flavor and full body. This liquor was then bottled and corked by hand at their company in Guadalajara, Mexico.
By the time Clase Azul’s 15th Anniversary Edition was released in 2012, Lomeli had come to realize that his initial predictions were off. This tequila was more expensive than he thought it would be, but it was more popular as well. The spirit became so popular that it sold out during the first year of production. It also won two awards for Best Tequila and an Alternative Bar Drink at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013.
This is not the end for Lomeli and Tequilas del Senor. He recently bought a new, larger facility in Mexico and he plans to expand his company and produce more of his tequilas. He has also attached a new label to the Clase Azul tequila which will go on to represent the history and legacy of his company’s founder.
Patron En Lalique: Serie 2 ($7,500)
The Patron En Lalique: Serie 2 is the fourth most expensive tequila in the world on our list. Patrón En Lalique: Serie 2 is the most expensive tequila ever produced, with a per-bottle price of $7,500.
Patrón En Lalique: Serie 2 comes from a unique blend of tequilas aged in different types of oak barrels to create a complex flavor. The ultra-premium spirit is 40% abv or 80 proof.
It has been aged for eight years in oak barrels, with first use in the French oak barrels, and then in American oak barrels of different sizes.
The tequila is double distilled, barreled twice in French and American white wine barrels, and thoughtfully blended to create a complex spirit.
Patrón En Lalique: Serie 2 is labeled as the second release of a limited-edition series. Detailed information regarding the release is scarce.
Patron has commissioned artisans at Lalique, the French manufacturer famed for producing some of the world’s most expensive and exquisite crystals, to design a crystal decanter for Patrón En Lalique: Serie 2.
The bottle was designed in the classic Lalique style with a vessel-like shape inspired by Art Nouveau. It features a large crystal stopper and lid that can double as an empty liqueur glass when removed from its original container.
Patrón En Lalique: Serie 2 is a limited edition ultra-premium tequila created by Patron in collaboration with René Lalique.
The unique, hand-cut crystal decanter is a masterpiece inspired by the French company René Lalique, whose works are considered some of the most exquisite glass art in the world.
Patrón En Lalique: Serie 2 was created using Patron’s highest-quality agave and was aged for eight years in different types of oak barrels.
The ultra-premium tequila was then blended and bottled by expert distiller Corrado Jarlan (our Patron).
Patrón En Lalique: Serie 2 is the second release of a limited-edition series, which includes a total of 12 different types of tequilas.
AsomBroso Tequila Del Porto Anejo ($2800)
The AsomBroso Tequila Del Porto Anejo is the fifth most expensive tequila in the world on our list. AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto is a brandy-like tequila made from 100% agave and mixed with a small portion of tequila aged for at least a decade in port wine barrels from Portugal.
Distiller Ricardo Gamarra used port wine barrels to give the tequila its uniquely sweet taste. This high-end, and limited-production tequila is perfect for any occasion.
To fully appreciate the complexity of this taste, it is recommended to let the Porto-aged tequila sit for at least a decade. Some consumers find that the sweet taste can easily overwhelm a palate, so please enjoy responsibly!
AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto is bottled in a distinctive rectangular-shaped bottle, with elegant engravings on the front and back. The distinctive design will make your bottles stand out at any party or event.
The rich Ebenezer Scrooge look was inspired by the famous end of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in which the character Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts that teach him the true meaning of Christmas.
The first ghost reappears and describes his transformation from a miserly old man to a humble stranger. The second ghost then appears and warns the protagonist about an unavoidable future where he will be visited by other spirits.
The third and final ghost then appears and shows Scrooge a “specter of Christmas yet to come”, causing him to see his tombstone. Finally, Scrooge is overcome with the love of Christmas, and serves as an angel on Earth, joining in the mirth and good cheer of everyone at Fezziwig’s annual Christmas party.
AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto is packaged in a beautiful gift box with a fold-out clamshell design that dramatically opens to reveal the bottle inside. This elegant gift is perfect for any occasion, including Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario Tequila ($2700)
The Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario Tequila is the sixth most expensive tequila in the world on our list. A lot of people get really into tequila, but with so many brands and types to choose from, it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. Do you like a big alcohol burn? Or do you prefer something smoother? Maybe you want it peppered with agave flavor or served over ice. Whatever your preference, the 250 Aniversario Tequilas fit any category.
250 Aniversario is meant to celebrate Jose Cuervo’s 250th year of making tequila. It is a special edition and comes in four styles: Blanco, Reposado, Anejo, and Extra Añejo. (An extra-aged tequila is ultra-rare.) The first three are the same tequila in different stages of aging and the last one is special crafting done by Master Distiller Enrique Fonseca with his unique aging process. The labels feature Mexico’s Independence Day, the Mexican flag, and famous landmarks.
Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario Tequila is made from 100% blue agave from the Cuervo Herradura plant using a copper pot still. The tequila is aged for four years in American white oak barrels before bottling. Each bottle is made with a custom glass with a beautiful, two-tone design. The Blanco and Reposado come in bottles that have red speckles on them and the Añejo and Extra Añejo come in bottles that have black and gold.
The best way to enjoy tequila like Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario is to sip it or shoot it. A tequila shot is a glass of straight tequila. If you sip it you’ll get one of the best tasting experiences possible. It’s smooth, sweet, and will make you feel like you’re in Mexico without even leaving your home! You can even serve it at a party to impress your guests.
If you’re not really a fan of tequila but would still like to try it, one of the best ways is to rim your glass with salt and then dip the edge into something sugary like agave syrup or sugar. This will take away the bite of the tequila and make it much more enjoyable to drink.
Codigo 1530 ($1000 ~ $2500)
The Codigo 1530 is the seventh most expensive tequila in the world on our list. Codigo 1530 Extra Añejo is one of the most expensive tequilas and sought-after out there, but are you willing to pay the price?
At $1,000 for a 750ml bottle and $2,500 for a 1 liter version, it’s not cheap. But if you’re looking for an ultra-premium bottle with a rare pedigree, this one’s hard to ignore.
The wine comes from the Cabernet Franc grape and the Cognac comes from the Claret family, so you’re getting a lot of aromatic complexity into this bottle. And there’s a lot here to enjoy, as it has notes of classic tequila flavors that are unique and distinctive — which is really what tequilas are all about.
This Cognac-Aged Extra Añejo is aged in solid oak wine barrels and braised in cognac casks, so it’s aged twice as long as normal, but even with that extra time and careful watch, you’re not going to get any of the harshnesses this blend can sometimes give.
Just like the original at a fraction of the price, Codigo 1530 Extra Añejo is an excellent investment for people who like tequila. The first is more approachable, and the second is more complex, but both are worth tasting if you’re a tequila fan.
The original Codigo 1530 is one of the best tequila brands out there, but its Cognac-Aged Extra Añejo bottling evens the score. With only 350 bottles produced and an ultra-high price tag to match, it’s not something you’re going to get your hands on every day.
Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio Tequila ($2000)
The Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio Tequila is the eighth-most expensive tequila in the world on our list. This oil-rich and naturally sweet agave liquor is made from the blue agave plant (think of a huge potted plant), which is native to a small region in Mexico. Blue agave tequila and white wine are made from the same plant.
Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio Tequila is not as strong as other brands, with a smooth taste and no aftertaste.
It is best enjoyed with a slice of lime, a squeeze of lemon, or a pinch of salt on the rim.