What are the most expensive tequilas in the world?
Tequila is one of the most popular liquors in the world and, in the United States alone, nearly 20 million 9-liter cases are consumed every year!
Whether you’re drinking it neat or mixing it into a margarita, you probably have a favorite brand that you know tastes great.
However, some brands can get incredibly expensive, and it is these tequilas that we are counting down today.
The Most Expensive Tequilas in the World
Tequila is a very versatile liquor and there is no shortage of varieties you can find at your local store.
That said, some of these tequilas are reserved for only the most wealthy buyers, and you certainly won’t want to drink them on a casual night out.
Here’s our list of the 20 most expensive tequilas in the world:
20. Casamigos Reposado Tequila – $50
This tequila brand was started by George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman with the goal of making the smoothest and best-tasting tequila that didn’t need salt or lime to outshine the competition.
Created with the aid of Master Distillers in Jalisco, Mexico, Casamigos Reposado is aged for seven months and has an incredibly smooth taste with underlying notes of caramel, cocoa, and oak.
If you’re new to tequila, this is a great gateway to other premium tequilas, and it offers a gentle introduction that shows just how soft this otherwise hard liquor can be.
19. Trago Reposado Tequila – $60
Aged in American oak barrels for a mere four months, Trago Reposado tequila is another on our list that offers a good starting point for those looking to dip their toes in the world of tequila.
This rested tequila is especially smooth and it has a rich roasted agave flavor with undertones of banana, which makes it absolutely delicious when served on the rocks.
While this starter tequila will set you back $60, it is well worth it and it is definitely much more affordable than some of the most expensive alcoholic drinks in the world.
18. Clase Azul Reposado Tequila – $100 to $30,000
Clase Azul is an extremely well-regarded tequila brand, and their handmade ceramic decanters immediately set their products apart.
This tequila is made from the blue weber blue agave plant, and it is aged for eight months inside an American whiskey cask.
With a flavor profile that is described as vanilla and hazelnut with a hint of agave syrup, this tequila is a great starting point for folks looking to get invested in this brand.
We say this because while this type of Clase Azul typically retails for around $100, other tequilas by this brand can cost as much as $30,000.
17. Tears of Llorona No.3 Extra Anejo Tequila – $240
Inspired by the famous story of La Llorona, this tequila earns its high price due to its exclusivity.
Produced by only one distiller in small batches, this tequila was created by the Master Distiller, German Gonzalez Gorrochotegui, and it has a smooth caramel, custard, and agave taste.
If you’re ever lucky enough to stumble across a bottle of the Tears of Llorona, be prepared to pay at least $240, but know that it is well worth every penny.
16. Gran Patron Platinum Tequila – $250
If you enjoy tequila, you’re probably familiar with the Patron brand.
This expensive tequila is triple distilled and aged for a month in oak barrels, which gives it an incredibly smooth texture without sacrificing its full-bodied flavor.
Although it is meant to be sipped neat, it can be used to make some seriously delicious premium cocktails.
While not the most expensive tequila on our list, it is definitely pricey enough that you’d need to be one of the richest rappers in the world to afford it on the regular.
15. Casa Dragones Joven – $285
From the moment that this tequila was launched in 2009, it has been growing steeply in popularity.
However, it isn’t the easiest to come by, and initially, only 12,000 bottles of this expensive tequila were produced.
That said if you are fortunate enough to be able to acquire a bottle, know that it is meant to be sipped slowly so that the subtle hints of pear, vanilla, and spices can be fully experienced.
Slowly sipping this tequila is also recommended to make it last as long as possible since there is no telling when you’ll be able to restock!
14. Don Julio Real Tequila – $350
Don Julio Real tequila has one of the coolest bottles we’ve ever seen and its unique decanter shape wrapped in silver agave leaves immediately makes it a show stopper.
The tequila was created in really small batches and aged in oak barrels for three to five years.
With the distillery discontinuing production of this tequila in 2021, it’s recommended that you stock up now while the price is still relatively affordable, or else you may end up paying prices that rival some of the most expensive wines in the world!
13. Casa Herradura Seleccion Suprema Tequila – $360
Founded in 1870, Casa Herradura is one of the oldest tequila producers in all of Mexico and it has a solid reputation that makes it a favorite of connoisseurs.
While all of the tequila they produce is top shelf, Casa Herradura Seleccion Suprema is the smoothest and most rested, aged for over four years in American white oak barrels.
With a price tag of $360, this tequila is perfect for sipping on special occasions or gifting to friends and family during the holidays.
12. Tres-Quatro-Cinco Tequila – $379
Yet another awesomely unique bottle, Tres-Quatro-Cinco, is an extra añejo tequila, which means it is aged for over three years.
Specifically, each bottle of this expensive tequila is a blend of 30% three-year-old tequila, 30% five-year-old tequila, and 40% four-year-old tequila.
This unique blend has an amazingly unique flavor with notes of pepper, caramel, chocolate, and coffee, but it is only produced in small batches.
Because of this, you’ll definitely need to be incredibly lucky in order to get your hands on a bottle, unless, of course, you have connections to one of the richest celebrities chefs in the world who can hook you up on the down-low.
11. Rey Sol Anejo Tequila – $400
Rey Sol Anejo tequila comes in a bottle shaped like a sun that was designed by the famous Mexican artist, Sergio Bustamante, who is known for his incredibly fun and colorful sculptures.
Aside from the artfully crafted bottle, this tequila is quite a masterpiece itself, and it is aged for a long six years before being sold.
Unlike large brands, such as Patron Tequila, Rey Sol only released a handful of tequilas, but what it lacks in quantity it makes up for in quality.
10. Gran Patron Burdeos – $400
Speaking of Patron, Gran Patron Burdeos is one of the most expensive tequila bottles produced by the brand and it is only released in small batches.
This tequila is twice distilled and aged in American oak barrels then transferred to French oak barrels and eventually a vintage Bordeaux wine barrel which gives it a signature deep amber color.
We really wouldn’t want to mess with perfection by using this tequila to make a cocktail, but if you foot the bill you’re free to use it however you wish!
9. AsomBroso Gran Reserva 5 Year Extra Anejo – $1551
AsomBroso Gran Reserva 5 Year Extra Añejo tequila has been compared to Armagnac and aged cognac due to its full-bodied bold taste.
Aged for five years in French oak barrels, this tequila is best experienced in a snifter, as opposed to a shot glass.
With a price tag of over $1,000, trust us when we say that you’ll want to take your time and savor every last drop of this extra añejo tequila.
8. Clase Azul Extra Añejo Ultra – $1700
Although the bottles of Clase Azul Reposado Tequila are lovely, the Clase Azul Extra Añejo Ultra somehow manages to up the ante.
Sold in handcrafted decanters made from silver, platinum, and 24-karat gold, this limited production tequila is one of Clase Azul’s most expensive tequila bottles, and only 100 were ever released.
Made from 100% weber blue agave plants and aged in Sherry oak barrels imported from Spain, this tequila has a rich, bold red color that is meant to be enjoyed slowly.
While its steep price makes it feel geared more toward someone with Tom Brady’s net worth, it is definitely something that all tequila enthusiasts should look out for, especially if it appears on sale from a second market source.
7. 1800 Coleccion Tequila – $2,000
This unique expensive tequila gets its name from the year that distillers started using oak barrels for aging, and it is owned by the insanely wealthy Beckmann family.
Distilled twice during its 10-year aging process, this tequila has a flavor reminiscent of Amaretto, but with a bolder kick that reminds you that it’s tequila.
For $2,000, this tequila comes in its own crystal decanter trimmed with pewter and securely placed in a lavish case lined with suede to protect its precious contents.
It doesn’t get much more high-end than that!
6. Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario – $2,179
This extra añejo tequila has some of the most complex flavors of any tequila and it certainly does the famous brand justice.
Impressively smooth, the first sip of this tequila leaves behind notes of chocolate, vanilla, smoke, and butterscotch, while it maintains a rich scent of citrus and Sherry.
Despite its robust profile, the flavors aren’t overbearing, and instead, offer a mild and satisfying taste that makes it perfect for sipping.
5. Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio – $2,200
Made from 100% agave, Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio is a luxury tequila that has been aged for 10 years in French oak barrels and it is limited to special batches of only 2,000 bottles per year.
While its purity does impact this tequila’s price, the bottle that it comes in also makes it more expensive.
Each bottle comes with lettering and images engraved with one of the most expensive precious metals in the world, 21-karat gold.
It definitely looks and tastes every bit worth its hefty price tag.
4. AsomBroso Reserva del Porto Extra Anejo – $2800
This brandy-like tequila is the type of drink that you break out during life’s greatest milestones.
Aged for 10 years in port wine barrels from Portugal, it is mixed with a small portion of white oak-aged tequila before being bottled.
Stored in a bottle shaped like a historical decanter found in an eighteenth-century Portuguese castle, it even comes secured in its own cedar humidor.
Although this tequila usually costs $2,800, you can sometimes get lucky and find it on sale for $1,499, which is honestly a great price, all things considered.
3. Tequila Ley .925 Ultra-Premium $3,500 to $225,000
In 2006, the artists at Tequila Ley designed three unique bottles to contain the tequila designed by Mexican artist Alejandro Gomez.
Each bottle was only created 33 times, for a total of 99 bottles, each more expensive than the last.
While this tequila in a glass bottle retails for $3,500, the gold and silver bottle goes for $25,000, and the gold and platinum for $150,000.
The most expensive of all was the white gold and platinum, which carried the insane price tag of $225,000!
Although the tequila itself is delectable, the real stars are the bottles that collectors and tequila enthusiasts scrambled to try and grab while they lasted.
2. Clase Azul 15th Anniversary Edition – $30,000
The Clase Azul celebrated its 15th anniversary by releasing 15 limited edition bottles priced at $30,000 each.
Each of the unique bottles was handcrafted to convey the story of Mexico and all proceeds from the sale of these bottles were donated to the Fundacion con Causa Azul A.C, which supports the work of craftsmen and artisans in Mexico.
Although this tequila is no longer available for sale, we imagine that Clase Azul will release another special edition for a future anniversary, so if you want to grab a bottle, be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
1. Tequila Ley .925 Diamante – $3.5 Million
This tequila in a bottle of Tequila Ley .925 Diamante has been rested for seven years after aging for 18 months in oak barrels.
It reportedly has a smooth butterscotch and vanilla flavor, though we wouldn’t know personally given that we aren’t one of the richest people in the world.
That being said, this tequila comes in a really cool dragon-themed bottle created from 4.4 pounds of platinum and inlaid with 4 flawless white diamonds.
This is definitely a tequila reserved for the richest of the rich, and if you’re fortunate enough to own this bottle, we salute you!
We hope you enjoyed our list of the most expensive tequilas as much as we did!
Which of these bottles would you love to sample the most? We’re partial to the Don Julio Real Tequila, but we definitely want to know what you think!
Here’s a quick recap of the 20 most expensive tequilas in the world:
- Tequila Ley .925 Diamante – $3.5 Million
- Clase Azul 15th Anniversary Edition – $30,000
- Tequila Ley .925 Ultra-Premium $3,500 to $225,000
- AsomBroso Reserva del Porto Extra Anejo – $2800
- Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio – $2,200
- Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario – $2,179
- 1800 Coleccion Tequila – $2,000
- Clase Azul Extra Añejo Ultra – $1700
- AsomBroso Gran Reserva 5 Year Extra Anejo – $1551
- Gran Patron Burdeos – $400
- Rey Sol Anejo Tequila – $400
- Tres-Quatro-Cinco Tequila – $379
- Casa Herradura Seleccion Suprema Tequila – $360
- Don Julio Real Tequila – $350
- Casa Dragones Joven – $285
- Gran Patron Platinum Tequila – $250
- Tears of Llorona No.3 Extra Anejo Tequila – $240
- Clase Azul Reposado Tequila – $100 to $30,000
- Trago Reposado Tequila – $60
- Casamigos Reposado Tequila – $50