We all know that price does not equal quality, but nonetheless, it is still interesting to see how much people will charge and actually pay for those luxury concoctions. The Drinks Business put together a list of the world’s most expensive drinks and we can say that it gets truly ridiculous. Though many of us would never dream of paying these prices, we can still dream of having that kind of insane wealth, cant we?
10. Vielle Bon Secours Ale – £700 ($1,071)
£700 gets you a 12-liter bottle of this 8% ABV beer from Belgian firm Caulier.
9. The Winston Cocktail -$12,500
Previously featured on DME, this cocktail is priced for having 60 ml of 150-year old cognac in the recipe and an elaborate garnish that takes 16 hour to create.
8. Legacy by Angostura – US$25,000
Created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Trinidad’s independence, this 500ml decanter was designed by the Asprey of London, the jewellers to Prince Charles, and is filled with a 17-year old rum. Only 20 were made.
7. Château d’Yquem – £75,000 ($114,330)
In July 2011 French collector Christian Vanneque paid £75,000 for a bottle of 1811 Château d’Yquem, beating the previous record for a bottle of white wine – £31,000 paid for a Yquem in 2006.
6. Penfolds Ampoule – £100,000 ($152,990)
Currently the most expensive red wine on the market. The hand-blown glass ampoule contains the Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 and only 12 ampoules have been produced.
5. Armand de Brignac Midas – £125,000 ($ 191,237 )
Armand de Brignac is the favorite champagne of Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian, and Leonardo DiCaprio. The 30 liters Midas is the largest and most expensive bottle of champagne currently available.
4. Dalmore 62 – £125,000 ($ 191,237.50 )
Only 12 bottles of this 62-year old whiskey were released and the price seems to be climbing. In 2002 a bottle was sold for £22,000, but in 2011 a 125,000 bottle sold at a Changai Airport in Singapore.
3. Diva Vodka – US $1,000,000
This million dollar vodka is only triple filtered. The first is ice filtered, then Nordic birch charcoal, then finally it is filltered precious gems and stones. The real price surge comes from the packaging where Swarovski Crystals run through the middle of the bottle and are meant to work as garnishes.
2. Henry IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – US$2,000,000
Even though this cognac was aged for 100 years and has been called the “DNA of Cognac” the real value comes from its bottle, which is made up of 6,500 diamonds and dipped into 24-carat yellow gold and sterling platinum.
1. Tequila Ley 925 – US$3,5000,000
Tequila Ley once sold a bottle of ultra-premium anejo dipped in gold and platinum for $225,000. They decided to up that sale by adding 6,400 diamonds to a new bottle and making the bottle pure platinum.