Mexican Distiller Launches Diamond-Studded Tequila

Hacienda La Capilla's 0.3-gallon bottle is made of ceramic, with a 5-pound layer of platinum and more than 4,000 diamonds totaling 328 carats.

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican distiller has presented what it hopes will become the world's most expensive tequila, a platinum and diamond-studded bottle of 7-year-old liquor.

Hacienda La Capilla's 1.3-liter (0.3-gallon) bottle is made of ceramic, with a 2.3-kilogram (5-pound) layer of platinum and more than 4,000 diamonds totaling 328 carats.

Hacienda La Capilla already holds the Guinness record for the most expensive tequila with a bottle that sold for $225,000 in 1996. But official with the Jalisco, Mexico-based company told participants in a news conference Tuesday they hoped their newest creation would fetch $3.5 million.

The company is the taking the bottle on a tour to various European and Middle Eastern capitals in a bid to interest potential buyers.

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