Alcoholic drinks are favorites of the rich and poor alike. But what the rich are willing to pay for their drink will astonish anyone. Why do they pay so much? Well, they pay for maturity of the drink or for the rarity. Sometimes, its the container that fetches the high price. To know more you will have to go through the list of the six most expensive alcoholic drinks ever.
Tequila Ley .925
Neither champagne nor cognac makes to the top of the list, but tequila. Costing a whopping $3.5 million for a bottle, it is undoubtedly an expensive drink. The tequila is prepared in a unique procedure which is said to add to the exclusivity of the drink. Since till date no person has been known to buy a bottle, the results of the test for the taste is yet to come. However, the container of the drink, made of platinum dipped in gold and studded with 6,400 diamonds, is probably one of the costliest liquor bottles ever made.
Henry IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grand Champagne
This cognac is said to be produced by the direct descendants of Henry IV, the French king. It is equally special because it is matured for a century before bottling it in one of the costliest bottles. Like the Tequila Ley .925, it too comes in a pure gold and platinum bottle decorated with 6500 diamonds. So it clearly explains the price tag of $2 million that the producers charge for a bottle of Henry IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grand Champagne.
The Diva is decorated with crystals and it is a million dollar vodka. That may be the shortest introduction to the costliest vodka which has a shaft of Swarovsky crystals right in the middle of the bottle. It is there not only to add to the charm of the bottle but is also said to be there so that while sipping on the vodka one can actually garnish the drink with the crystals. To refine the taste, the vodka is passed through a three-stage filtration process – first through ice, then though charcoal prepared from Nordic birch and finally through a mixture of sand and precious gemstones. Luxurious indeed!
When talking about the costliest whiskeys in the world, the name of Dalmore 62 is bound to come to the forefront. The whiskey came to limelight when a bottle was sold for $215,000, and that bottle is one of the only 12 ever produced.
Armand de Brignac Midas
When 30 liters of fine champagne is bottled in a single bottle, you get Armand de Brignac Midas. The 45kg bottle is so huge that a number of people are needed to simply carry it around. The other feature of the bottle is that it was designed by a fourteen-year old. But, it is not only the bottle that is responsible for the $215,000 price tag. What is inside matters too. The champagne is produced by balancing the finest blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to perfection.
If the Armand de Brignac Midas bottle needs a number of people to carry it around, the Ampoule needs just one to finish it. The $170,000 ampule contains just a glass of the finest red wine, the Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabarnet Sauvignon, a vintage from 2004. So if we consider its price per glass, it can be called the costliest glass of red wine ever produced. Only 12 were produced and the ampule is placed in a wooden case designed by one of the greatest cabinet makers, Andrew Bartlett.