For some occasions in life, you need something special to celebrate. Maybe you’ve just bought a new house. Maybe you’ve got a promotion. Maybe you just became an auntie or uncle. Maybe you’re about to get married. We could go on and on but you get the gist – a special occasion asks for a special celebration. In many cases, people run to the store, buy a bottle of champagne, wait till it’s chilled enough to be drinkable (although everyone agrees it could have done with an extra hour in the fridge) and pop the bottle. Cheers!
Yet why champagne? Not everyone really enjoys the bubbly drink and maybe it’s just time for something new. To set your own tradition, your own celebratory drink. Options are almost endless: from a specialty beer over a genius bottle of Chardonnay to a fifty year-old whiskey, it’s really up to you to decide. We can’t choose in your stead. Yet what we can do, is point you in the direction of a very special drink you might want to consider. It’s tequila and it comes in a 24k gold bottle. Festive enough, you’d say.
Even though tequila’s mostly associated with all-too-drunken nights in shady bars during student years, the drink deserves a bit more appreciation. Yes, cheap tequila’s no good, yet the same is true for cheap beer, cheap wine, cheap whiskey and so on. Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. So if you want to enjoy your tequila experience, you will have to pay the buck. And if you’re someone who pays attention to the packaging too, we might have found the one for you: the Clase Azul Gold Tequila.
Clase Azul Gold Tequila
The special bottle is developed by Clase Azul and wants to celebrate Mexico’s traditions. Previously released in 2020 as a limited edition, the drink’s now back for good. The drink itself elaborates on a Joven tequila. That blend combines Clase Azul Plata with Clase Azul Reposado, which matured in French oak casks. That’s blended with an eight-year-old Extra Añejo aged in ex-bourbon casks and finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. “Its taste is unmatchable, and its aroma is captivating, going from sublime notes of agave syrup, green apple, orange peel, and toasted wood to fig, green olive, ginger, cocoa, and dark chocolate”, says Clase Azul. And then, of course, a word about the packaging. Thanks to the combination of glass and ceramic, it glows like no other. And the two ribbons at the bottom are made of 24k gold, because well, it can never be luxurious enough, right?
If you want to buy a bottle for yourself, be aware that the price tag is pretty hefty: you’ll have to put no less than 300 dollars on the table.