Patr贸n Is Making a $7,500 Tequila for the Country Club Set

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With mezcal on the rise聽and tequila being exploited聽by the likes of Chris Brown and Xzibit鈥檚 Bonita tequila (is this brand done yet?) and Justin Timberlake鈥檚 Sauza 901, maybe Patr贸n鈥檚 partnership with French glass designer聽Lalique was inevitable. For guys like me that still love unique expressions of silver or unaged white tequila, finding a great bottle is still routine, but for those who just want to live the 100-points lifestyle, James Suckling-style, your ship has arrived. And when I say ship, I mean big ass yacht.

Dust off that聽pair of $350 Enfants shot glasses and get ready for Patr贸n en Lalique, a blend of extra a帽ejo tequilas aged in a mix of new American oak and new and used French oak. The limited edition Lalique crystal decanter鈥攃omplete with an amber bottle stopper and ornamented with an agave pattern鈥攚ill be available to 500 elite customers for the low, low price of $7,500 (limes not included).

Lalique has worked with Scotch brand Macallan scotch in the past, but this will be their first foray into tequila, which聽has been pushing farther into the high-end category each year with bottles like Gran Patr贸n, Cabo Uno, and Asombroso Del Porto. Still, we can鈥檛 tell if this is a new high or low. Patron en Lalique isn鈥檛 likely to replace that bottle of Armand de Brignac Brut on Jay Z鈥檚 table鈥攂ut I鈥檓 sure it鈥檒l be good enough for Lil鈥 John.

Of course, Patron en Lalique is a bargain next to the $225K Ultra Premium Ley, and the bottle made by Lalique is quite a step up from the usual glass blown agaves and desert themed glass figures, or the tacky tequila bottles shaped like weapons. I鈥檒l be sticking to my trusted blancos, but since these bottles will likely be on mantles of Beverly Hills mansions and in liquor lockers at the country club, I鈥檓 never going to see it anyway (just like no one ever breaks out their 100-point wine glasses at Wine Riot). When it comes to thousand-dollar tequilas, ignorance is bliss.

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