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    Bottle of Tequila Sold for $225,000

    MEXICO CITY - Forget the salt and lime, you'll need a mint to enjoy this tequila. Producer Tequila Ley .925 announced Saturday that it has sold a bottle of Mexico's best-known beverage in a gold and platinum casing for a whopping $225,000.

    "This is a really unique bottle of tequila and our client, a U.S.-based collector of fine wines and spirits, will treasure this prize to add to an already impressive collection," said company CEO Fernando Altamirano in a news release. The buyer's name was not disclosed.

    Altamirano said he is applying to the Guinness Book of Records claiming he has sold the most expensive bottle of liquor ever, but the book has to ratify the claim.

    Tequila, made from agave, a blue cactus-like plant native to Western Mexico, sells for as little $10 a bottle and was traditionally the drink of farmers and laborers.

    However, in recent years its profile has risen dramatically and it has gained fans on all corners of the globe. Earlier this month, UNESCO added the blue agave-growing region to the World Heritage list.

    The record-breaking bottle was part of a new range of luxury tequilas unveiled by Tequila Ley last week. Named "Aztec Passion Limited Edition," it was cased in 4.4 pounds of gold and platinum.

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    Re: Bottle of Tequila Sold for $225,000

    ^^^ Yeah, that was me. And boy was it good tequila. Yum. I should get another bottle...
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    Re: Bottle of Tequila Sold for $225,000

    "Braddock" wrote:
    ^^^ Yeah, that was me. And boy was it good tequila. Yum. I should get another bottle...
    Did you chug it in one sitting? :grin:



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    Re: Bottle of Tequila Sold for $225,000

    I had a date with the more popular Mr. Cuervo. Unfortunately I had to visit my friend Ralph aftewards.
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    Re: Bottle of Tequila Sold for $225,000

    If I could spend money like that I would put it to some use. Don't know exactly what but something. Maybe a few cases rather than a bottle.,screw the gold and platinum!
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    Re: Bottle of Tequila Sold for $225,000

    Wow, that cost almost as much as my house!!

    If you ever can you should try Oro Azul tequila! My gf's uncle imports if from Mexico and it is some really smooth stuff! I unfortunately had a visit with my very good friend ralph after having too much of it once too!! lol

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