Most pro athletes celebrate by popping bottles of champagne. NASCAR drivers do it with milk — because driving? If things go according to plan this Saturday (August 26) for Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., he’ll probably be knocking back with his own tequila.
Tequila Avión has created a limited edition, commemorative bottle of the brand’s ultimate tequila offering, Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo, to celebrate Mayweather Jr.’s 50th professional fight.
The tequila brand, voted Best Tasting Tequila in the World at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, has worked with Mayweather Jr. to create the exclusive commemorative bottles, of which only 150 are for sale worldwide. Each custom bottle features an etched likeness of Mayweather Jr. and have been hand-signed by the boxer. This collector’s edition is composed of fire polished crystal and comes encased in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity. Avión Reserva 44 is hand bottled in extremely limited batches and gains its distinctive character from Avión agave.
Conversations began when Mayweather Jr. and his team approached Tequila Avión Founder Ken Austin regarding their shared vision. “The team at Tequila Avión joins in the belief of never cutting corners and putting the work in,” says Austin via a statement. “Much like Floyd Mayweather Jr., our brand believes in the pressure of perfection, which is shown in the unwavering commitment to our tequila.”
“Creating this bespoke bottle with Ken and Tequila Avión was a given,” Mayweather adds. “Avión epitomizes the highest in quality, which is all I accept in life. As a world-class athlete, I have spent my life training to be the best, and as such I’d only work with and associate with the best tequila in the world to have my image and personal signature.”
Unless you live under a rock, you know that Mayweather Jr., who remains undefeated throughout his professional boxing career, faces MMA UFC fighter Conor McGregor this Saturday (August 26) in Las Vegas.
The commemorative bottles of Avión Reserva 44 Extra Añejo Tequila will retail this week for approximately $1,500 each and will be available on the Las Vegas strip at Total Wine & More while supplies last. Orders will also be accepted by visiting TotalWine.com.