Originally from Mexico, it didn’t take long until this frozen drink became a favorite around the world. It is not known who invented tequila but legend has it that Tommy Hilton, from the Hilton Hotel chain, attended a Christmas party in Acapulco in 1948 where the wealthy host made the drink. Tommy would then take it to be served at his hotels.
Most of tequila is made with an alcohol content around 40% but it can also be produced with around 60%. These days you can choose from a jaw-dropping 500 brands of tequila, from the most affordable prices you’d easily find at the local liquor shop to the most expensive bottles of the divine liquid. Check out which 10 are the most expensive.
10 – Gran Patrón Platinum
Each bottle of 750ml costs $250. It’s made of 100% agave and contains 40% alcoholic volume and you’ll be able to spot a hint of citrus in it.
9 – Don Julio Real
A favorite to share with your family or friends. The bottle symbolizes luxury and exclusivity as it can only be found in Guadalajara, where it’s originally produced. Price: $350.
8 – Casa Herradue Seleccion Suprema
This amber bottle with a creamy texture that is smooth to the palate will cost you $360.
7 – Tres-Quatro-Cinco
With the Fonseca family from Jalisco for four generations already, this $390 bottle consists of a family secret that combines several years aged (3, 4 and 5 years old) tequilas in one, hence the name.
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6 – Rey Sol Anejo
With hints of spicy vanilla and sweet caramel, this tequila could as well become a favorite among those with a sweet-tooth like me. Highly successful in Mexico, this brand is also quite well-known around the globe and the bottle has also received an award for its sun like appearance. Get it for $400.
5 – Clase Azul Extra Anejo (Ultra)
In a stunning Talavera ceramic bottle, the precious liquid is previously aged in sherry oak barrels for a few years. Only 100 bottles are produced per year so make sure you get yours quickly. Price: $1,700 per bottle.
4 – 1800 Colección
Named after the year when it is believed tequila was really born, this brand is by Luis Yerenas who belongs to the well-known Jose Cuervo estate. This bottle is dedicatedly distilled twice in oak French barrels for a distinctive flavor. Guess the price? You are right, $1,800.
3 – Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio
It may look plain but this $2,000 bottle is a real work of art and is part of the drinks list of any real tequila connoisseur. There are only 2,000 bottle available, each having aged for at least 12 months and shipped world-wide.
2 – AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto
Based on the Portuguese wine Porto, this bottle travelled back to Mexico and is kept in the finest barrels purchased from the finest port wineries. To create this unique flavor, it is important to periodically taste the drink until it gets the desired smoothness and complexity. In a luxurious container, the price of this precious bottle is a whopping $2,800.
1 – Ultra-Premium Ley. 925 Pasion Azteca
The secret to these three fine bottles is the fact that they are hand produced with the purest platinum and white gold, with a logo made from solid platinum. Can also be produced in a diamond-encrusted bottle should you be able to spare $1.5 million. If not, you can get it for $225,000.