It’s National Tequila Day–bottoms up! A night spent drinking the Mexican liquor may not leave many memories to share, but don’t sweat it–these ultra luxe, odd, and artsy bottles will leave you with something more permanent (and pleasant) than a hangover.
KAH via Slam X Hype
No two bottles of KAH (translates to “life” in the ancient Mayan language) tequila are the same– every flavor comes in its own decorative sugar skull bottle, inspired by a different Latin culture. While generally priced between $35-$70, this Swarovski crystal-covered limited edition should bump up the cost a hefty amount.
Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Reposado via Tequila Apasionado
Aged for ten months in French single oak barrels, Milagro Select Barrel Reserve Reposado comes in a hand-blown crystal bottle. That spiky structure inside is–you guessed it–an agave plant!
Jose Cuervo via Orlando Arocena
Commissioned to encapsulate “The Pride of Mexico”, this Grito de Colors (Screams of Color) bottle design for Jose Cuervo does just that. Who could miss this loud bottle on any shelf?
Patron via John Varvatos
Award-winning designer John Varvatos designed this guitar bottle stopper for the 2012 holiday season–strum a little with your drink! Other special versions are just as cool and even rival this design; check out David Yurman’s dagger edition.
1800 Tequila via Complex
Hear about 1800 Tequila‘s Essential Artists bottle series? For their sixth artist-designed tequila packaging campaign, six of Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s original paintings will wrap around, as their name gives away, 1800 of the company’s bottles. Art lovers will party like never before. Read more about the series at Wired.
Domestico (Botellon de Pulque) via Futura Mx
Domestico describes itself as a “modern Mexican Saloon”. The packaging and branding is identifiable with minimalist elegance. Perfect for an adult beverage, don’t you think?
Casta Gusano via Beach Packaging Design
While there are no worms in tequila, Gusanos (worms) commonly live in agave plants. Sometimes worms are put in brands of Mezcal–if that’s your thing, you might enjoy this Casta Gusano Real Reposado bottle.
Carbon Tequila Project via Giancarlo Cruz Balawender
El Sabor De la Muerte Concept via Csaba Bernath
While being only a concept idea, the idea behind this Day of the Dead – typically celebrated in Mexico – tequila packaging seems perfect for this holiday.
Clase Azul via Aspen Peak
This Clase Azul reposado tequila sits in a blue and white handmade Talavera carafe, handmade by a local Mexican artist. The quality of the product doesn’t stop at its beautiful bottle; minimal heat and a smooth finish makes this aged tequila a winner. Tequila connoisseurs can enjoy Clase Azul’s 15th anniversary limited edition tequila bottles shown below, created by artists in Mexico. Just have $30,000 on hand.
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