Elon Musk is like his own genie, making wishes and fulfilling them, regardless of what the world thinks. The good news is, the world thinks his ideas are really cool. Often taking the contents of his genius mind to Twitter, Musk keeps amusing the world with fun and funny ideas and often brings them to reality too. After the Boring Company, which was founded as a joke and then got down to the serious business of boring, the next big thing by the ex-Paypal magnate has to do with tequila. What started as an April Fool’s Day joke two years ago, has finally taken wings and how!
Say hello to Teslaquilla, a tequila from Tesla packed in a really cool, lightning bolt-shaped bottle. With the bottle evoking a feeling of speed and agility, it really puts the onus of faster alcohol delivery on us in more ways than one, but we are more than delighted to oblige. While the product is in the markets, and to be fair even temporarily out of it by this point in time, the story of how it came into being is a rather interesting one.
On April 1, 2018, a tweet that had Musk passed out in front of a Tesla with a cardboard hoarding saying “Bankwupt” elicited the interest of the Tweeple; and also created a serious albeit momentary dent in Telsa’s stock values. Later that year, Musk tried to trademark the drink and was successful too. And while the world forgot all about it because the world does forget all about everything in this day and age of ever-changing trends, Musk really had it on his mind all along. The result has been astonishing and just like that, Tesla is now a certified tequila brand as well. This, of course, came with its share of struggles when the Tequila Regulatory Council in Mexico frowned upon the name of the brand, stating that it shifts the focus from the name of the beverage and is detrimental to tequila as a brand in itself. We aren’t really sure about that bit though; besides, the name does sound pretty cool to us but that’s just our take.
If you are a seasoned tequila aficionado, you might say, “Huh, the liquor stores open near me have plenty of good stuff that I love and in any case, I don’t want a drink made by an automobile manufacturer.” And if that really was the case, we would have agreed too and wouldn’t even have written this article. But our research tells us that instead of producing tequila in their spare time when they’re bored of making electric cars, the folks at Tesla have handed it over to the experts. According to their official website, the Teslaquilla is manufactured by Nosotros Tequila. If you haven’t heard of Nosotros Tequila, you might want to order Tequila online a little more frequently and try them out. Nosotros Tequila is a brand of tequila giants Destiladora del Valle de Tequila and has a huge reputation among the seasoned drinkers of the Mexican beverage.
The flavors of this new drink are pretty fresh and balanced, and we think it is bound to be a great hit. If we were to quote the website, Teslaquilla is an “agave tequila auejo aged in French oak barrels and has a dry fruit and light vanilla nose with a balanced cinnamon pepper finish.” Well, that does sound like something. Add the charm of the very exciting lightning-bolt bottle and what you have is a brand new drink with something extra that will have all heads turning both figuratively and literally!
Our speculation has a solid backing of facts too. You see after its launch on November 5, the $250 bottles were sold out within hours. And although the bottles are currently available only in select states including California, New York, and Washington, liquor store delivery might make it possible for people staying in nearby places to secure a bottle for themselves. Talking about the bottle alone, the empty container is already selling at high prices on eBay and as always, the internet has us in awe of what people are really ready to splurge on an empty bottle.
The rate at which the bottles have been sold out is far greater than the rate at which Teslaquilla will be able to fulfill the demand, at least in the initial phase. It goes without saying that this won’t hurt the company much because a higher demand and lesser supply actually makes the product a thing of rarity. The drink has been all the rage on Twitter for a couple of weeks, and we reckon it would continue to rule the internet, at least until everyone has had their fill. When would that happen? We don’t really know.
However, we would say fret not, because although there’s no solid information on when would Tesla begin the liquor delivery to US states that allow shipping of alcohol, the website suggests that it would begin doing this actively by late 2020. Considering the fact that late 2020 is here already and we possibly can’t be any later than this without slipping into the new year, we have grounds to believe that we would be able to deliver you the next big thing in the world of tequila real soon.
At $250 apiece, the bottle is something that everyone would love to own, and when we have our hands on it, we will be working relentlessly to have your most-awaited liquor delivered to you, as soon as we can, and hopefully, make your Christmas nicer! Here’s a complete list of the states where Teslaquilla will be available for starters: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.
Do let us know what you think about this newest liquor in the markets!