Okay, so the current moment is probably not the right time to go out and drop a couple of hundred dollars (or a couple of grand) on a bottle of ultra-luxurious tequila. That being said, it doesn’t mean you can’t dream about having a bottle of luxury tequila.
Don Julio Real Tequila
Soft, smooth, and rich, this tequila from Don Julio deserves to be sipped neat and at room temperature, as you would with a fine Scotch or Cognac. It has notes of chocolate and vanilla, light spice, and sweetness with a minimal burn. At $350, it’s pricey, but worth the expense — you’ll have the bottle for years if you reserve the sips for special occasions.
Rey Sol Anejo Tequila
The amber-golden tequila you’ll find in the stunning sun-shaped bottles of Rey Sol Anejo Tequila is aged for half a decade in French oak barrels. The woody notes are bold and prominent, leading a flavor profile that finishes with a nutty sweetness. This is an ideal digestif, best served after a hearty meal of red meat and paired with coffee and cake.
Gran Patrón Burdeos
You probably already associate this brand with pricey bottles, but likely not this steep. Patrón’s Burdeos tequila is distilled and then aged in both American and French oak barrels. It’s then blended, distilled again, and aged in vintage Bordeaux casks. The result is a glorious deep amber liquor with notes ranging from raisin to wood to vanilla. It’s delectable on its own and also great for cocktails like an Old Fashioned — if you’re feeling frisky.
Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio
Part of what you’re paying for when you shell out two grand for a bottle of Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio is the bottle itself: it’s designed with genuine 21-karat gold lettering and designs on the glass. To match the $2,000 price tag, exactly 2,000 bottles of this tequila are produced each year. The rich, mellow oaky flavor comes thanks to a decade of aging in the barrel.
Asombroso Del Porto Extra Anejo
Asombroso’s Del Porto tequila takes its name from the Portuguese port barrels in which it is aged. And it’s double aged for more than a decade, by the way, with a portion of each bottle also rested in French oak casks. The liquor is more akin to a fine brandy than to the tequila you shot in college. Drinking it requires no occasion: It is the occasion.
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