A new, limited-edition tequila is making its debut in Las Vegas on Tuesday, which happens to be National Tequila Day. You’ll have to fork over $60 for a shot of the new small-batch blend that bears a golden MGM lion on the bottle — and is only available at certain Vegas resorts.
Clase Azul, the maker of ultra-premium tequilas, is partnering with MGM Resorts, to create about 500 bottles of the exclusive Joven blend tequila. The distiller based in Jalisco, Mexico, mixed of four tequilas, including un-aged Clase Azul Plata (20%) to the brand’s Ultra (10%), which has been aged five years in Spanish sherry casks.
It has the flavor of caramel, chocolate, citrus, vanilla and wood, according to a news release.
The tequila is poured from handcrafted decanters bearing a golden MGM lion. Each bottle took two weeks to make.
Another top-shelf tequila is making its way into cocktails at a handful of Las Vegas resorts.
While Casa Dragones Blanco isn’t as pricey as Clase Azul, it’s still a small-batch product made under the watchful eye of Bertha González Nieves, the first woman to be accredited as a Maestra Tequilera (“tequila teacher” in English). She is the company’s co-founder and CEO.
Tequila has seemingly infinite popularity across the Las Vegas Valley.