If you’re looking for the world’s most expensive bottle of tequila, be prepared to pay a pretty, diamond-encrusted penny. The Ley Diamante from Hacienda La Capilla comes in platinum bottle riddled with over 4,000 white diamonds. The liquid inside is extra añejo. And it costs $3.5 million. Is it worth it? Maybe. But we can’t say for sure having never come into a few extra million dollars that we were willing to spend on a single bottle of tequila.
We can tell you that the bottles below are worth it, though. They might not cost more than a Malibu mansion, but they still definitely qualify as a splurge. If you’ve already secured your everyday, under $30 bottle and you’re looking to open your wallet up for a special tequila, opt for one of these.
Yes, there is an expensive, high-end Cuervo, and yes, it is worth the price. Unlike the Cuervo of your college days, this one is not a mixto. It is made from 100 percent blue Weber agave and aged for a minimum of three years in French and American oak barrels. It’s toasty with some nutty notes and hints of orange zest—meant for sipping only. As a bonus, the wax-sealed bottle comes in a wooden box painted by a different Mexican artist every year.