Tequila stands for one of the strongest drinks in the world. It is a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, which can be found primarily in the surroundings of the city of Tequila. Most bottles of tequila have an alcohol content of around 40%, while some of them might even go up to 60% of alcohol content. You probably associate this famous drink with the mandatory “let’s take some shots” moment of 100% of parties. What you have probably long forgotten by now, is that it can be a very exquisite, high-quality alcoholic drink that is meant to be enjoyed by the most discriminating of palates. Due to its nature, it is just common sense that they cost a lot, making it a luxury item exclusive to the rich and wealthy people. This type of luxury tequila is not meant to be chugged down through your throat and then vomited later in the night, as you presumably do most of your weekends, but rather sipped and savored, while identifying its trademark flavor. The craftsmanship of the bottle itself, the finesse of the tequila and the intricate process of fermentation leads to the high prices and notorious acclaim by the social elite that consumes it.
The most accessible one on this list, it is still a perfect statement of a good-quality tequila. It is undeniably fresh, and its citrusy-smooth flavor makes it unforgettable. The agave plants used for the drink have been selected by hand by some experts from the highlands of Jalisco, to ensure a high level of sugar. It is distilled thrice which gives a smooth, long-lasting finish with hints of black pepper. No wonder it costs $250, still not as cheap as your average better-than-nothing nasty tequila, which you consume every weekend. So, if you want to give your nights out a positive twist without having to buy the most expensive tequila, this is a great option.
The Don Julio brand is known for its quality and expertise at elaborating exquisite tequilas. It costs its fair share of the money, $350 to be precise, but it is entirely worth it, due to its careful process of elaboration. It is an extra-añejo, which, to those who are not familiarized with the tequila’s terminology, means that it has stayed for three years in oak barrels before being bottled. It provides a full citrus and sweet agave aroma as well as golden hue. It also has a chocolate and caramel touch that gives it a warm finish, which makes it perfect for sipping in the winter.
The Casa Herradura Company is truly a living legend of a company, beginning its tequila production back in 1870. This fact alone goes to show the level of quality of the resulting product, receiving unanimous praise by tequila connoisseurs worldwide. It is usually aged for four years, and it provides an aroma and taste of wood, rose petals, agave, and vanilla. It has a creamy, soft finish. It also costs around $350.
This beautiful brand of tequila is all about the details. Its bottles are handcrafted, giving it an excellent, sophisticated design, and they are also numbered. They have a crystal top and a silver charm, The Partida Tequila spirit bird, around the neck of the bottle. And if the beauty of the bottle itself isn’t enough for you, then wait to hear about the exotic flavors and aromas of the drink: brown rice, mint, a touch of honey, a somewhat peppery taste, oak, spice, and honey. An amazing experience that can be yours for about $350, just like Casa Herradura and Don Julio.
Taking the term “añejo” to another level, this high-quality tequila ages for six years in oak barrels before being bottled. It provides an exotic aroma of licorice, spices and agave. Fans of bourbon will be pleased as well, because its taste is very similar to it, with hints of caramel and creamy oak. Experts on the subject say that it provides a plump, big burst of flavor on your tongue. Its price ranges from $200 to $400, but in this case, it depends on the country it is being sold.