The most expensive Tequilas in the world
The difference between cheap tequila and expensive tequila is significant, and probably obvious by the first sip. Premium tequila is one of the most expensive spirits on the market. Enthusiasts of the beverage often state that no other liquor has a more distinct taste based on price. Most of us will never taste the majority of tequilas on this list because for the same price we could buy a house.
Jose Cuervo 1800 Coleccion - $1,800 or R12 600/750 ml bottle
Many weekend tequila drinkers doubtless know distiller Jose Cuervo on a first-name basis, but very few gentlemen know senor Cuervo well enough to appreciate his 1800 Coleccion, a bottle that stands above all others.
Aging in charred French oak barrels gives 1800’s rare extra-añejo a rich, toasted flavour. For each production, a different Latin American artist is commissioned to design the packaging.
Dos Lunas Grand Reserve - $2,500 or R17 500/750 ml bottle
It might surprise you to learn that most expensive tequila in the world is not Mexican but Texan. Dos Lunas distillery owner Richard C. Poe II has said that he wants to create the world’s best tequila — and in the form of the Dos Lunas Grand Reserve, his company may just have done that.
There has only been 1,000 bottles of Dos Lunas Grand Reserve ever made. It’s as good as it is rare, which is why it’s secured in a lockable case that comes with its own special key.
Ultra Premium Tequila Ley .925 “Pasion Azteca” – $225,000 or R1,6 million/750ml
This platinum-and-gold bottle fetched nearly a quarter-million dollars at auction in Mexico City last year. The spirit that fills it is a triple-distilled mix of 8-, 10- and 12-year-old agave plants and is produced by Hacienda La Capilla Distillery in Los Altos, Jalisco. Ley .925 CEO Fernando Altamirano says the liquor is aged in barrels whose provenance is “top secret.”
The Ultra Tequila Summer
This summer you can stock up on some world class Tequilas at Ultra Liquors for the fraction of the above mentioned prices.
Don Julio Reposado Tequila
A superbly smooth reposado, Don Julio is made with 100% agave and is aged just under a year in ex-bourbon barrels. A bit more special than your average repo tequila.
Why pay R400 at the other retailers in South Africa if you can get it at Ultra Liquors for only R329. An Ultra saving of R70!
PATRON XO Cafe Tequila Coffee Liqueur
Patrón XO Café is an extraordinary blend of ultra premium tequila and the pure, natural essence of the finest coffee. The taste is dry, not sweet as with most low proof coffee liqueurs. The higher proof brings out the flavor of the pure coffee essence and the ultra premium tequila. It is excellent for sipping as well as a premium ingredient in a cocktail or as a unique and delicious dessert topping.
The Patrón bottle is unique. Each beautifully designed glass bottle is hand made and individually numbered making every bottle a collectable.
Visit Ultra Liquors this summer for the best in deals, specials and ultra times!
Special offer only valid till 5 February 2012.