As soon as people like to spend money, nearly every industry will produce something special for the ones who are willing to leave a part of their bank account in their stores. Today our team collected a list of 10 the world’s most expensive drinks. We hope for these prices they actually taste excellent as well. 🙂
10th Place: Vieille Bon Secours Ale – $1200
The list of top most expensive drinks in the world actually starts starts with a beer. Vieille Bon Secours Ale is an artisanal beer by la Brasserie Caulier, a brewery in Péruwelz, Belgium. For $1,200, a bottle of 12 litres of the world’s most expensive beer will be delivered to you. Since 1995, they have produced several yields, but the one aged 10 years, with 8% alcohol and the flavour of toffee and anise is the most expensive.
9th Place: The Winston Cocktail – $14,000
Unfortunately, the only thing that you are going to get for this price is a single cocktail. Probably delicious, but still. ‘The Winston’ includes 60ml of Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie, part Grand Marnier Quintessence, and part Chartreuse Viellissement Exceptionellement Prolongé, with just a hint of Angostura Bitters. Elegant, delicious, stylish, but quite overpriced.
8th Place: Legacy by Angostura – $25,000
This drink was crafted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the independence of Tobago and Trinidad, therefore it is one of the most expensive drinks due to the political reasons. Only 20 decanters of the rum – composed of a mixture of several rums all aged for at least 17 years – were ever put up for sale. Each rum comes in a case and crystal decanter that was designed specifically by Asprey’s of London, the company that designs jewelry for Prince Charles.
7th Place: Château d’Yquem – $130,000
Château d’Yquem is a wine producer in the Bordeaux region of France that’s been crafting wine for more than 300 years. In 1711, a vineyard was established in the area that would survive several generations of owners and operators. They continue to produce a multitude of wines – including Château d’Yquem and Ygrec – but their most prestigious wine is a batch from 1811. The 1811 Château d’Yquem is one of very few wines to have been given a perfect 100 by wine critic Robert Parker, who sampled it in 1999 and described it as ‘drinking liquified crème brûlée’.
6th Place: Penfolds Ampoule – $170,000
If you are not into white wine and prefer a fine red one, then look no further than Penfolds Ampoule, the most expensive red wine on the market. The glass blown ampoule holds enough of the Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 vintage for one glass, proving once and for all that if you throw several keywords at people all at once you can override their common sense. Only 12 have ever been produced, and it comes with a wooden piece case designed by furniture craftsman Andrew Bartlett. The absolute best part is that when the owner decides to sample it, he or she can request for a member of the Penfolds winemaking team to be present.
5th Place: Armand de Brignac Midas – $215,000
Some of the most expensive alcoholic drinks are noted for their rarity, reason for manufacture, bottles, etc. But the Armand de Brignac Midas is expensive because of the gigantic size of the bottle. This champagne comes in a brightly and quirkily painted golden 30 little bottle, designed by 14 year old Flayor Flav. This aspect is what adds to the rarity of this bottle, besides the fact that it has to be carried to by several of the staff members.
4th Place: Dalmore 62 – $215,000
Dalmore 62 is the world’s most expensive whiskey, with only 12 bottles of it to ever be produced. Unlike many other rare drinks, a single bottle of this beverage contains enough liquor to pour out a number of drinks, and not just a drink or two. At $215,000, it snatched the title of the costliest whiskey, when recently, an anonymous man paid the enormous sum of money for a bottle at Shanghai airport in Singapore. It is still a mjystery, how such a rare drink was being sold at an airport.
3rd Place: Diva Vodka – $1,000,000
The vodka is triple filtered, first through ice and then through Nordic birch charcoal, and finally through sand containing precious gems. Because if there’s one thing that makes alcohol better, it’s knowing that at some point it came into contact with a shiny stone. The real cost of the bottles comes from the packaging though; there are Swarovski crystals stacked up in the middle of the bottle that can be taken out and used as a garnishment for your drink.
2nd Place: Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – $2,000,000
The Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne has been aged for 100 years and has a bottle dipped in 24-carat gold and sterling platinum that contains 6,500 diamonds. We think, that is the main reason for its enormous price.
1st Place: Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley – $3,500,000
Crafted in a similar way as Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne, Tequila .925 is a tequila made out of a unique procedure of production, and it also comes in a bottle that is covered with 6,400 diamonds. We don’t know how the diamonds on the bottle add to the taste of the liquor inside the bottle, which was unveiled before an applauding crowd in Mexico City. But, since no one is known to have bought the drink, at least publically, we can’t vouch for its taste.
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