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Shots! The 10 Most Expensive Tequilas

In its purest form, tequila is a spirit which consists of the aged blue agave plant. This is predominately located in the heart of what is fondly known as Tequila, less than 50 miles of Guadalajara. H

In its purest form, tequila is a spirit which consists of the aged blue agave plant. This is predominately located in the heart of what is fondly known as Tequila, less than 50 miles of Guadalajara. However, before you get your sombrero hats out and reach for the salt, there’s more to this renowned drink than meets the eye.

The majority of tequila is made with an alcohol content of around 40%. There are some which will blow your mind quite literally and can be produced with around 60% alcohol content. Those are some explosive facts to get you started, but most are distilled with a little water added to it. This is in order to decrease the alcohol severity.

Certain Mexican tribes have been drinking tequila for thousands of centuries including the likes of the Chichimecan's, the Otomies and the Toltecan's. Yet from its humble beginnings, this clear drink has reached new consumer levels. In fact, today, you can choose from a whopping 500 plus brands of tequila alone.

When it comes to tequila, no place on earth enjoys it more than the U.S.A. who is considered to be the global leader in the consumer stakes, but what are the most expensive tequila bottles on the market and who makes the top 10? This list should be able to put you straight!

10 Gran Patrón Platinum: $250

9 Don Julio Real: $350

8 Casa Herradua Seleccion Suprema: $360

7 Tres-Quatro-Cinco: $390

6 Rey Sol Anejo: $400

5 Clase Azul Extra Anejo (Ultra), $1,700

Aged in sherry oak barrels for a number of years, the super fine Clase Azul Extra Anejo is one to be savoured. Its hellish red appearance will make you want to dance with the devil, whilst you should really check out its stunning Talavera ceramic bottle. Only the purest silver and platinum has gone into its manufacturing, don’t forget the use of 24-karat gold too. With only 100 bottles manufactured annually, it fully deserves its $1,700 price tag.

4 1800 Coleccion: $1,800

3 Barrique de Ponciano Porfidio: $2,000

2 AsomBroso Reserva Del Porto: $2,800

1 Ultra-Premium Ley .925 Pasion Azteca: $225,000

At a cool $225,000 this is believed to be the priciest tequila in the world. What makes the Ultra-Premium so special is its hand produced bottle. Split into two bespoke pieces made from the purest platinum as well as white gold it is held in place thanks to a logo constructed from solid platinum. In addition, if you have a spare $1.5 million, the company behind this may be able to hunt down one of their exclusive diamond-encrusted bottles if you are lucky.

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