Distilled from the blue agave plant found mainly around the city of Santiago de Tequila, the popular drink with the same name is among the strongest in the world. Most bottles of tequila have an alcohol content of around 40% while some can be produced with up to 60% alcohol content. As a matter of fact, some types of tequila are distilled with a bit of water specifically to dilute the high alcohol content.
There are more than 500 brands of tequila on the market, and while the cheapest ones cost around $10, highest quality bottles can be worth $1,000 or more. We have therefore put together a list of the top 10 most expensive bottles of tequila in existence, to serve as some sort of guide should you ever find yourself in the financial capacity to actually afford one.
9Don Julio Real
Don Julio goes for $350, but this is just the standard price. But before the price puts you off, it is important to note that it is an extra – anejo tequila, meaning that it has stayed for 3 years in oak barrels before being bottled. It provides a full citrus and sweet agave aroma as well as a golden hue. The aging process imparts several layers of chocolate and caramel giving a warm finish. This makes it ideal for sipping during winter.