Clase Azul Tequila Review (Tequila Plata)


For this Clase Azul Tequila review, we will explore one of the more recognizable tequilas on the market. Known for the iconic blue and white bottle, this tequila is popular for sipping and giving as gifts. Clase Azul Plata Tequila is a great choice for all your premium margarita needs, but it can quickly dent your budget. So, do we think it’s really worth its price?

A beautiful bottle of Clase Azul Tequila Plata with decorative flowers in the background.
Read on for our Tequila Clase Azul review.

We Tried the Clase Azul Tequila Blanco

Clase Azul Tequila is popular and known for its pretty packaging and expensive cost. But you don’t always hear about the flavor. As we’ve found while exploring the world of tequilas, expensive doesn’t always correlate to high quality.

As margarita lovers and consumers, being aware of the best tequila to use when making margaritas and other tequila cocktails is important for us. Honestly, the most common question friends and casual sippers ask us is, “What’s the best tequila to use for making margaritas?”.

Related: Mayenda Blanco Tequila Review

The next question is, “What do you think about Clase Azul?” We’re going to answer that with this Clase Azul Tequila review. 

We’re fond of using blanco (also sometimes called plata) or clear tequilas for many of our classic and flavored margarita recipes, and we only recommend products we’ve used and tested ourselves. That’s because we want you to have the best possible experience when making homemade margaritas. We wouldn’t want you to waste your money, especially on products that are on the expensive side like Clase Azul Tequila.

What I will note, though, that while doing a bit of research for this post, I am actually now a bigger fan of the brand story. We don’t fall in love with products just because we see rich people people or celebs using them. But we do fall in love with companies who have a passion for what they do and who try, fail and ultimately succeed. Plus I love the idea that these handmade bottles live on after the tequila is gone.

OUR QUALIFICATIONS: Sharon has been writing about and creating cocktail recipes for almost 10 years now. Together, Suzy and Sharon have an immense love of tequila and margaritas and have tasted SO many. We aren’t mixologists but feel like we bring the experience of different palates with the common goal of finding delicious products to share with you.

Company Info

Clase Azul Mexico offers different types of spirits for casual sippers and avid drinkers everywhere. Their dream is to share the magic and beauty of the Mexican culture with the rest of the world, which started when they created their first tequila and gorgeous ceramic decanter.

They offer several tequila options:

Other Clase Azul spirits include the Mezcal and Edición Limitada collections.

While their headquarters is in San Francisco, they grow their blue agaves in Los Altos de Jalisco and make their bottles in Santa Maria Canchesda. They have destinations and boutiques in Mexico that you can book for a grand experience of Mexican culture, food, and of course, delicious drinks.

Note that in all our reviews, we don’t delve deep into the company that makes the drinks. We just want to tell you the basics. Feel free to read more about Clase Azul’s story if you want to learn more. 

About Clase Azul Tequila

Exquite transparent bottle of Clase Azul Tequila on a marble counter with beautiful flowers behind it.


When we say Clase Azul Tequila is a premium tequila, we mean it in every sense of the word – especially the price! 

Other premium tequilas cost about $70 to $100 a bottle (for reference, Mayenda Tequila is $70 per bottle), but the tequila Clase Azul price is easily double that. Prices start at $149.99 for a 750 ml bottle and go up to around $3000 depending on the type of tequila.

Although this price is steep, if you’re in the mood for splurging, love buying expensive tequilas, or are celebrating a very special occasion, then it’s definitely worth getting. 

While we are showcasing a special bottle, the standard white and blue ceramic bottle is made to be kept and repurposed. And the top of the bottle was designed to be a bell. If that makes it worth the price, I’m not sure, but it’s a fun touch at the very least.


Clase Azul Tequila is made from 100% blue agave grown in Jalisco. The owners say this location makes their agaves especially unique given the elevation, mineral content of the soil, and natural conditions. 

Alcohol Content

This premium tequila has 40% alcohol ABV which is standard for most tequilas.

Packaging and Presentation

It’s hard not to notice a Clase Azul tequila bottle (you can even find shirts with the bottle on it). We bought a seasonal bottle for this Clase Azul Tequila review, but it still has the signature shape and bell.   

Clase Azul artisans created the elegant decanters as a tribute to Mexican culture. Their beautiful craftsmanship aims to express the beauty of Mexico in every bottle, and we think they succeeded very well. The ceramic bottles are handpainted with the signature blue color and are lovely.

You can even buy empty bottles online that are used as vases, home decor, and decanters—that’s how gorgeous they are!

But they are rather tall and would not fit in a lot of standard home bars. This means that these live out on display by default (which I think is also a strategy on the brand’s part).


Unless you’re making upgraded margaritas like Presidente or Cadillac, we wouldn’t waste this as an ingredient in flavored margaritas. 

For the price you’re better off sipping or drinking it on the rocks.

Tasting Notes

A woman pouring some Clase Azul Tequila Plate from the jigger into a shaker.

Clase Azul Tequila Plata has a “light to medium body. The smell is a mix of strong aromas of fresh orange, spearmint, and lime leaves. Hints of green apple, green tea, and vanilla also accompany it.” These are the notes we found online.

Clase Azul Plata is bright and crystal clear. It’s an unaged tequila, which we prefer. The agave stood out nicely and there was a light oak note we picked out, and it was enjoyable to sip. 

It was smooth and didn’t burn which we liked.

Where to Buy Clase Azul Tequila

Clase Azul is pretty easy to find. You can find it at some grocery stores and your big box liquor stores like Total Wine.

Overall Rating and Conclusion

On our tequila review scale of 1 to 5, we give Clase Azul Tequila Plata an overall rating of 4 mostly due to its high price point. It’s probably considered overpriced for most folks to buy or use in a margarita recipe.

I also think that the brand relies heavily on marketing, and we’ve seen many “experts” diss the flavor. While we aren’t skilled enough to call out the addition of additives, etc., we have to take a bit of a pause when we see those kinds of reviews, especially because of the cost.

While we’ve tasted a lot of tequila, I would still consider us beginners. The Clase Azul plata tequila did go down smooth, had an enjoyable flavor and would be fine for sipping in my opinion. So if you’ve got money to burn, this is an excellent tequila to buy but there is likely a brand that tastes just as good, if not better for a fraction of the cost.  

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