A Mexican distillery from the state of Jalisco revealed Thursday what is believed to be the most expensive bottle of tequila in the world, estimated in 3.5 million US dollars.
The tequila, from Hacienda La Capilla, comes in a bottle covered with 4000 diamonds weighing a whopping 328 carats. Between 20 and 30 people reportedly took part in crafting the five-pound platinum layered bottle named Diamond's Law.
But Hacienda La Capilla is no stranger to catering to the diamond-and-tequila set. The company also sold the bottle that holds the current Guinness world record for being the most expensive bottle of tequila. That sold for a mere 225,000 US dollars in 1996.
Its latest creation will go on a world tour of tequila-appreciating hotspots, including London, Paris, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco and Dubai.
The diamond-encrusted bottle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder - a base bid will set hopefuls back a neat $3.5 million.
In Mexico the tequila market ranges 680 million US dollars annually with sales of 7.5 million boxes of nine litres.