The pleasure of drinking alcohol has been discovered in around 10000 BC. Over the centuries, millennia and decades, alcoholic drinks have seen a lot of improvements until they become more refined drinks with great taste. Several techniques have been invented to prepare them, for different colors, tastes, smell, flavor, and alcohol quality etc. It is naturally due to the time, procedure and technique these drinks become costlier. Brand name also adds to the lavishness of the drink. Have a look on top 10 most expensive alcoholic beverages on planet.
10. Vieille Bon Secours Ale – $1200
Liquor is the most dominating industry that ruled the ultra-expensive alcohol in the world. But beer also has a hold on this position. Vieille Bon Secours Ale is a Belgian artisanal beer which is produced by a brewery family, La Brasserie Caulier, based in Peruwelz, Belgium.
You can get even more than a bottle for $1200. With each order, you can rest assured to get 12 liters of greatest beer in the world at your doorstep. They have manufactured various yields of beer since 1995. But the most valuable beer is aged for 10 years. The beer contains 8% alcohol and has flavor of anise and toffee.
9. The Winston Cocktail – $14000
Instead of getting a bottle of aged scotch or a casket of rare beer, you will get a whole cocktail for $14000. A single cocktail can cost $14000 if you have ample sorts of means and no budget limit to order it. This expensive yet delicious cocktail is crafted by the Master Bartender, Salvatore Calabrese.
To make a delicious cocktail “The Winston”, blend Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie (60ml), part Chartreuse Veillissement Exceptionellement Prolonge, part Grand Marnier Quintessence, with a hint of Angostura Bitters. It is a refined, elegant, but overpriced cocktail with all the ingredients for executives.
8. Legacy by Angostura – $25000
Despite having lots of expensive drinks in the market, you may find some rare and expensive drinks. Legacy by Angostura is an expensive drink for a political reason. It was crafted all the way to commemorate the Tobago’s Independence and 50th Anniversary of Trinidad. Only 20 decanters of this rum contain the blend of various rums aged for 17 years or more, available for sale.
Each rum bottle comes in a crystal decanter and a case which was designed by Asprey’s of London, a company designs jewelry for Prince Charles.
7. Chateau d’Yquem – $130,000
Based in Bordeaux Region of France, a wine producer, Château d’Yquem has been crafting wine since 300 years. A vineyard was established in 1711 in this area which survived a lot of generations of operators and owners. They will produce several other wines, including Ygrec and Yquem. Chateau d’Yquem is the most expensive wine since 1811. It is one of the few wines gave an ideal 100 by Robert Parker, a wine critic, who tasted it in 1999 and rated it as ‘drinking liquefied crème brulee’. Get ready to pay a hefty $130,000 when you come across a bottle of this very rare white vintage bottle.
6. Penfolds Ampoule – $170,000
If Chateau d’Yquem is not your type, prefer Penfolds Ampoule, a fine red wine over a white wine. It is the most expensive red wine out there. At $170,000 it is the most expensive and best red wine. Only 12 bottles have been produced to date and it comes in wooden case designed by Andrew Bartlett, a furniture craftsman.
5. Dalmore 62 – $215,000
Only 12 bottles of this liquor has been produced, just like Penfolds Ampoule. But it has enough drink for various glasses. One of the recent purchasers of this vintage bottle was an anonymous man who bought it at Singapore’s Changai airport. It brought a doubt as why such a rare and costly drink sold at an airport? As it was not manufactured in Scotland, it is a most expensive whiskey, not scotch.
4. Armand de Brignac Midas – $215,000
Some alcoholic beverages are expensive because they are rare and some for the bottle size. This champagne has the best of both worlds. It comes in clumsily, brightly painted 30 liter gold bottle. It seems like it was crafted by a 14 years old designer, Flavor Flav. It is a great way to make wannabe rappers jealous. Nothing exudes class like ordering a distilled sugar which costs millions of dollars.
3. Diva Vodka – $1,000,000
You may be confusing the name “Diva Vodka” with a cheap $24 beverage which tastes like a nail polish remover. Instead, this vodka is triple flavored – first with ice, then with Nordic birch charcoal, and finally with precious sand-containing gems. At some point, the alcohol is flavored through a shiny stone. The actual cost of the bottle is due to its packaging. The Swarovski crystals have been stacked up in the mid of bottle and taken out and garnished for the drink.
2. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – $2,000,000
No matter what you think, but Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne is something you cannot ignore. It has more elaborate words in the name “Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande”. It is like a cognac for the king which alluded with its name, Henri IV. This champagne has been aged for centuries and it is truly cool. The bottle dipped in sterling platinum and 24K gold and it contains whopping 6500 diamonds. The Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande can be enjoyed well on a leisurely flight in a private jet flying over the inexpensively devastated South Sudan.
1. Tequila Ley .925 – $3,500,000
Crafted by the same people who crafted Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande, Tequila Ley .925 is actually tequila with great production process, in a feeling that has been distilled for those who are lavish drinkers. Like Henri IV, Tequila Ley .925 is the bottle which consists of 6400 diamonds that adds to the taste of its drink and it is a kind of its process. The diamonds are crafted all around the bottle to add to its look. If you can afford, just buy it.
The bottle was launched in Mexico City in front of crowd who has just applauded it. No one is remarkably sure as how it tastes. There is no one who has bought it, in the public knowledge. The company behind this tequila must have been working for it for ages.
The drinks listed here are surely not for the common people. These beverages have been engineered and developed with lots of technique and thoughts. Even the richest people in the world may find it expensive to spend on these drinks.