Most Expensive Tequilas in the World in 2024 (with prices)

By: Michael Prentice

Tequila has long been an artisanal product that takes great care, skill and time to produce. Add to that some limited edition and over the top bottles and you have the recipe for some seriously expensive juice.

Here’s the most expensive tequilas you can buy right now and their average prices at January 2024. This list only includes tequilas that are in standard 750 ml formats, are available in at least a few stores and ignores any outliers when coming to the average. Prices sourced from Wine Searcher.

Note: If you’re looking for the $3.5m diamond and platinum tequila bottle known as Ley Del Diamante or Diamond Sterling by Ley .925, read why it’s NOT the world’s most expensive tequila.

Top 20 Most Expensive Tequilas in January 2024

TequilaClassPriceYearly ChangeNOM
1. Clase Azul Master ArtisansExtra añejo$16,860-10.2%1595
2. Patrón En Lalique Serie 3Extra añejo$11,10115.0%1492
3. Dos Armadillos Sterling SilverExtra añejo$10,766NA1558
4. Patrón En Lalique Serie 2Extra añejo$10,51717.8%1492
5. Clase Azul PueblaExtra añejo$10,0788.8%1595
6. Patrón En Lalique Serie 1Extra añejo$7,470-0.8%1492
7. Clase Azul MGM ResortsGold/joven$5,693-4.6%1595
8. Clase Azul 20 AniversarioReposado$4,842-8.3%1595
9. Código 1530 14-Year Extra AñejoExtra añejo$3,874-0.7%1616
10. Clase Azul Pink ReposadoReposado$3,607-14.9%1595
11. Clase Azul Dia de los MuertosAñejo$2,757NA1595
12. Código 1530 13-Year Extra AñejoExtra añejo$2,692-26.2%1616
13. Dos Lunas Grand ReserveExtra añejo$2,633NA1124
14. Jose Cuervo 250 AniversarioExtra añejo$2,391-53.5%1122
15. Asombroso The CollaborationExtra añejo$2,20115.2%1459
16. Clase Azul UltraExtra añejo$2,0723.1%1595
17. Clase Azul 25 AniversarioReposado$2,0252.3%1595
18. Asombroso del PortoExtra añejo$2,0147.7%1459
19. Casa Komos XOExtra añejo$1,995New1607
20. Cincoro Extra AñejoExtra añejo$1,5860.4%1438
21. Tesla TequilaAñejo$1,474-16.3%1438
22. G4 Reserva EspecialExtra añejo$1,440NA1579
23. Fuenteseca Reserva 21 yearExtra añejo$1,3176.2%1146
24. Casa Dragones Pedro Reyes EpicuroGold/Joven$1,163-14.5%1489
Top 24 Most Expensive Tequilas. Price and price change and NOM.

The most expensive tequila currently for sale is Clase Azul Master Artisans, at an average price of $16,860. It is more than $5,000 more exensive than the second most expensive tequila, Patrón en Lalique Serie 3, which is priced at $11,101. Rounding out the top 3 most expensive tequilas in the world is Dos Armadillos Sterling Silver. All of the most expensive tequilas are made from 100% agave.

By contrast, the most expensive mezcals in the world are a bargain – the most expensive is aged for 30 years and you can get is for less than $1,000.

Clase Azul Master Artisians. Currently the most expensive tequila in the world.

What brand makes the most expensive tequilas in the world?

Clase Azul is the brand with the highest number of entries in the top 20, including number one. Eight Clase Azul tequila releases are in the top 20 most expensive tequilas. Seven of the eight are limited releases. Clase Azul Ultra is the 16th most expensive tequila in the world and is part of the brand’s regular line up.

Patrón has the second most number of expensive tequilas with three. Patrón makes three of the top six most expensive tequilas in the world, all part of their Patrón en Lalique series. Patrón is the world’s #2 highest selling tequila brand overall.

Patron en Lalique Serie 3 Bottle and box
Patrón en Lalique Serie 3, the second most expensive tequila in the world.

Most expensive celebrity tequila

The most expensive celebrity tequila is Código 1530 14-Year Extra Añejo from George Strait. It costs $3,874 and is the 9th most expensive tequila overall. The American country music singer’s label also makes the 12th most expensive tequila, Código 1530 13-Year Extra Añejo. Código 1530 is also noted for its early move into pink tequilas, although these are much more affordable.

NBA legend Michael Jordan’s Cincoro Extra Añejo is the next most expensive celebrity tequila, at $1,586 followed by Elon Musk’s Tesla Tequila, priced at $1,474. I recently compiled a list and counted over 50 different celebrity tequila brands, so there is definitely some competition.

What kind of tequilas are most expensive?

The most common type of expensive tequila is extra añejo. 17 of the top 24 most expensive tequilas are extra añejo, meaning they have been aged at least three years in oak barrels. Many of the most pricy tequilas are aged much more than this. The oldest aged tequila in the top 24 is Fuenteseca’s 21 year aged edition.

Most expensive blanco tequila

The blanco class seems largely ignored when it comes to pricy tequilas. The most expensive blanco, or silver tequila is Casacahuin 11 Brix at $478 per bottle. There are of course very expensive cristalinos and joven tequilas that look like blancos, however these are at least partially aged so are not technically in the same class.

Most expensive reposado tequila

The highest priced reposado tequila is Clase Azul 20 Aniversario. Reposados are usually cheaper due to their shorter time aging. However, this limited collectable bottle is aged just four months and currently sells for $4,842 making it the eighth most expensive tequila in the world. It is also the youngest aged tequila on the top 24 list.

Most expensive cristalino tequila

The most expensive cristalino is Padre Azul Cristalino which costs $1,475 on average. This is an añejo tequila that has been charcoal filtered to remove all color and provide an even smoother taste. Just 1,000 bottles were produced, which are topped with a Swarovski crystal skull stopper.

Cristalino style tequilas are relatively new and are already very popular in Mexico, and increasingly popular in the US.

Most expensive joven or gold tequila

The most expensive joven tequila is Clase Azul MGM Resorts at $5,693. It is the seventh most expensive tequila in the world currently.

The bottle was released to be exclusively available at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas including Bellagio, ARIA and the MGM Grand. A shot of Clase Azul MGM Resorts costs $60 a pour.

Joven tequila, also known as gold, is a class of tequila that mixes unaged blanco tequila with tequila that has been aged in oak barrels for more than two months.

Clase Azul MGM Resorts is made from 20% blanco tequila, 50% reposado (aged eight months) and 10% Clase Azul Ultra (aged five years in sherry casks).

Most expensive tequilas from top brands

Super premium

Jose Cuervo 250 tequila bottle
  • The most expensive bottle of Jose Cuervo is Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario, which costs $2,391 (less than half the price it cost a year ago).
    • Jose Cuervo is the oldest tequila producer in Mexico, and hence the world, and this 250th anniversary edition proves it.
    • The blend includes some tequila that is over 100 years old found in the company’s storage cellars.
  • The most expensive bottle of Don Julio tequila is Don Julio Real, which costs $1,134.
    • In June 2021 it was announced that Don Julio Real would be discontinued, driving further scarcity. The original retail price of the bottle was $350. 
    • The most expensive Don Julio 1942 is the Ultima Reserva Extra Añejo, which costs $503.
  • The most expensive bottle of Herradura is the 150th Aniversario Extra Añejo, at $512.
    • This tequila is aged for 100 months in American white oak barrels.
    • The next most expensive tequila from Herradura is Seleccion Suprema, costing $365.
Herradura Suprema bottlle

More affordable

  • While not a tequila, the most expensive bottle of Dos Hombres mezcal is the Tobala, which costs $361.
    • The base level of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s mezcal costs just $58.
  • The most expensive bottle of 1800 tequila is Milenio Extra Añejo, which costs $222.
    • The 1800 brand sits in Jose Cuervo’s line up and strikes a more affordable price than its most premium brands.
  • The most expensive bottle of Sauza is XA Edicion Limitada Extra Añejo, which costs $180.
    • Outside of this limited edition bottling, the most expensive Sauza is the añejo at just $20.
    • Sauza also has other ranges, the slightly more premium Hornitos (most expensive is the Añejo Cristalino at $34), and the Tres Generaciones line (most expensive is the Cenobio’s Batch Blanco at $68)
  • The most expensive bottle of Avion is Reserva Tequila Cristalino Añejo, which costs $139.
    • In 2015 Avion also released a special Mayweather Edition which cost $1,500. The bottle was released to mark boxer Floyd Mayweather’s 50th professional fight.
Bottle of 1800 Milenio Tequila


  • The most expensive bottle of Milagro is Select Barrel Reserve Añejo, which costs $66.
    • As a more budget-friendly brand, Milagro, or more fully Leyenda del Milagro, doesn’t stray too far into top priced tequilas.
    • Some bottles of the limited editions Milagro Romance ($800, which is an añejo and reposado separate in the same bottle) and Milagro Unico Joven ($300) can be found
  • The most expensive bottle of Casamigos is the Añejo expression, priced at $61.
    • To date Casamigos has been wildly successful with its core range and is yet to branch out into special editions.
    • Casamigos also has a mezcal which costs a little more at $67.
  • The most expensive bottle of The Rock’s Teremana is the añejo, which costs $42.
    • Like Casamigos, this relatively new brand has been sticking to its core range, and prides itself on offering accessible priced tequilas.

Why are the tequilas so expensive?

The top 20 most expensive tequilas average over $5,350 per bottle – why are they so expensive? A few reasons:

People are willing to pay thousands for a bottle of tequila

  • If brands can charge thousands of dollars for a bottle they will. The number of expensive releases shows there’s no shortage of buyers.
  • The Patrón en Lalique series has a recommended retail price of $7,500. Current prices for the second and third series are well above this level, proving there’s certainly demand.

Bottle runs are limited editions

  • Almost all of the most expensive tequilas are limited editions, increasing scarcity and definitely the price. For example:
    • Patrón en Lalique series 1 to 3 were limited to 500, 299 and 299 bottles for each respective release
    • Clase Azul Master Artisians were limited to 300 bottles
    • Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario were limited to 495 bottles
    • Padre Azul Cristalino was limited to 1,000 bottles

Bottles are being sold as works of art

  • Take away the bottle itself and few people would pay for just what’s inside. Clase Azul has led this charge and has focussed on partnering with emerging and established artists to create its bottle designs.
  • For example, the most expensive tequila available is Clase Azul Master Artisans. The first edition ceramic bottle was designed by renowned ceramicist Ángel Santos Juarez.
  • Many drinkers will choose to keep the bottles for display long after they finish what’s inside, if they even open it.

The bottles themselves are expensive

  • While they don’t quite justify the whole price, expensive tequila bottles are often very labor-intensive. For example the bottle for Casa Dragones Pepita Joven (priced at around $1,100) apparently takes 100 hours to make.
  • Making unique bottle runs in low numbers also adds to the price, as the design and set up costs are spread over a smaller number.

Bottles as status symbols

  • It’s long been a trend in ritzy clubs such as in Las Vegas to order outrageously priced bottles and let everyone know about it. Oversized, easily identifiable bottles such as Clase Azul can be seen across the club, and are definitely attention getters.

Most expensive tequilas from major online stores and marketplaces

The most expensive tequilas available at major online stores generally reflect the above averages. Patrón’s en Lalique series is well represented although depending where you buy from, prices may be very different.

For example, you can save over $3,000 on Patrón en Lalique Serie 2 by shopping at Old Town Tequila compared to ordering through Drizly (in San Francisco). A wider price dispersion is to be expected given such limited releases.

Top 5 Most Expensive Tequilas on Drizly

  1. Patrón En Lalique Serie 2, $9,599
  2. Clase Azul Dia de los Muertos, $6,000
  3. Codigo 1530 Extra Anejo 13 Year, $5,000
  4. Jose Cuervo 250 Aniversario Extra Añejo, $4,000
  5. Clase Azul 25th Anniversary Reposado, $2,600

Top 5 Most Expensive Tequilas on ReserveBar

  1. Codigo 1530 Extra Anejo 14 Year, $3,303
  2. Codigo 1530 Extra Anejo 13 Year, $3,083
  3. AsomBroso The Collaboration 12 Year Extra Añejo, $2,019
  4. Komos XO Extra Añejo, $2001
  5. Clase Azul Ultra Extra Añejo, $2,000

Top 5 Most Expensive Tequilas at Old Town Tequila

  1. Patrón En Lalique Serie 3, $8,000
  2. Patrón En Lalique Serie 1, $6,900
  3. Patrón En Lalique Serie 2, $6,799
  4. Clase Azul Dia de Muertos (1 liter, 2019 and 2020 editions), $4,000
  5. Casa Dragones Joven Gabriel Orozco, $3,990

Top 5 Most Expensive Tequilas at Total Wine

  1. Dos Armadillos Extra Anejo Silver, $12,300
  2. Patrón En Lalique Serie 2, $9,000
  3. Patrón En Lalique Serie 3, $8,600
  4. Codigo 1530 Extra Anejo 14 Year, $4,300
  5. Codigo 1530 13 Year Extra Anejo Tequila, $3,600

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