Tuesday 26 September 2017

£2.2m bottle of tequila on sale

A Mexican distiller hopes to smash the price record for a bottle of tequila (AP)
A Mexican distiller hopes to smash the price record for a bottle of tequila (AP)

A Mexican distiller has produced what it hopes will become the world's most expensive tequila in a platinum and diamond-studded bottle.

Hacienda La Capilla's 1.3-litre ceramic bottle has a 2.3-kilo layer of platinum and more than 4,000 diamonds totalling 328 carats.

Hacienda La Capilla already holds the Guinness record for the most expensive tequila with a bottle that sold for 225,000 dollars (£142,000) in 1996. But the company said they hoped their newest creation would fetch 3.5 million dollars (£2.2 million).

It is taking the bottle on a tour of European and Middle Eastern capitals in a bid to interest potential buyers.

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