There's a new entry in the conspicuous consumption sweepstakes. The Daily Mail reports:
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 'The Diamond Sterling' comes in a 1.3-litre ceramic bottle coated in more than 5lbs of platinum.
But that's not all: the bottle is encrusted in more than 4,000 diamonds, totalling 328 carats.
The bottle is crafted by renowned designer Fernando Altamirano and is valued at around $3.5million.
The liquor inside is not half bad either: a rich seven-year aged tequila straight from the Mexican state of Jalisco.
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... the company said they hoped their newest creation would fetch $3.5 million (£2.2 million).
There's more at the link.
I'm assuming there's a worm inside, in the finest tequila tradition . . . at least, I hope there is. That way, if anyone's fool enough to pay that much for it, someone else can ask incredulously, "You paid how much? For a worm?"