Some months back we had written about the most expensive whiskies in the world……but here’s the latest from the liquor world. Just recently Mexican tequila bottler scored the Guinness record for priciest liquor sold. Fernando Altamirano, owner of Tequila Ley 925 said that his claim to have sold the most expensive bottle of liquor ever has been certified by the Guinness World Records. The company broke the Guinness World Records for the most expensive bottle of liquor sold, when a private collector from Las Vegas purchased one of the bottles for $225,000 on July 20, 2006. The buyer’s name was not disclosed. 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 white gold and platinum.
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 too.