10 Most Expensive Alcoholic Drinks
Humans first found out about the joys of consuming alcoholic beverages all the way back in 10,000 BC. Over the centuries, alcoholic drinks have been improved and much more refined tastes have been developed. Various techniques and methods of making them have also been invented and have resulted in many, many different tastes, colors, flavors, alcoholic content and etc. These techniques and methods and the time, they take, procedures used and etc. make these fancier alcoholic drinks a lot more costly and expensive. Also, the brand names will add even more cost to the drink. Here are 10 of the most costly alcoholic drinks.
10. Vieille Bon Secours Ale
While liquor dominates the list of the most costly alcoholic drinks, there is also a place for beer on it. Vielle Bon Secours Ale, and artisanal brew by la Brasserie Caulier located in Peruwelz, Belgium. It’s $1200 per bottle and is the world’s most highest-priced beer. They have been producing a number of yields, but the one that’s aged 10 years and has 8% alcohol, anise, and toffee flavor costs the most.
9. The Winston Cocktail
Whenever you spend 14,000 dollars, you’re expecting you’ll at least take a bottle home to show off to your friends. If you have decided to drink a beverage called The Winston, all you will be getting is a single cocktail– a mix that’s concocted by the internationally well-known and famous bartender named Salvatore Calabrese. This elegant and over-priced cocktail is a mixture of 60 ml of Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie, one part Chartreuse Viellissement Exceptionellement Prolongé, one part Grand Marnier Quintessence, and a hint of Angostura Bitters.
8. Legacy by Angostura
For $25,000, you can obtain a rum mix by Angostura called Legacy. This drink is among some the highest priced alcoholic beverages, and for political reasons, it was actually crafted for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s independence. There were only ever a total of 20 rum decanters put up for sale. It was a mix of several different rums, and each of them is aged for a minimum of 17 years. The rum comes in a crystal decanter that was designed by Asprey’s, which is a London company that also designs jewelry for Prince Charles.
7. 1811 Château d’Yquem
Château d’Yquem, a wine producer that crafts a large number of wines and has been doing so since its vineyard was established in France’s Bordeaux region in 1711. For 300 years, it has survived several generations of owners and operators. Out of all its wines, including Château d’Yquem and Ygrec, the batch that was produced in the year 1811 is its most prestigious. It received a perfect score of 100 by the wine connoisseur named Robert Parker. The rare, vintage white wine costs $130,000.
6. Penfolds Ampoule
If you want to spend a lot of money drinking but have a preference for red wine, then Penfolds Ampoule is for you. It’s $170,000, and is the highest priced red wine on the market. It comes in a glass-blown ampoule that holds Penfolds Block 42 Kalimna Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 vintage—enough of it to fill up one entire glass. There has only been 12 of these ever put out on the market, and they come with a wooden case that was designed by Andrew Bartlett, who is a world-famous furniture craftsman.
5. Armand de Brignac Midas
Some of the highest priced alcoholic beverages are known for their bottles, reason for manufacture, rarity, and etc. But the Armand de Brignac Midas is expensive because of the gigantic bottle size. It’s champagne that comes in a quirky, brightly-painted gold-colored 30-liter bottle that was designed by a 14-year-old Flavor Flav. This aspect adds to the bottle’s rarity, as well as the fact that it must be carried by numerous staff members. This bottle costs $215,000.
4. Dalmore 62
This is the most expensive whiskey in the world, and only 12 bottles have ever been produced. Gratefully, unlike a lot of other rare alcoholic beverages, one single bottle has enough liquor in it to pour numerous drinks. This $215,000 whiskey was recently purchased by an anonymous man who paid the huge amount of money for it at the Changai airport in Singapore. It’s a mystery, however, how this rare, extremely expensive beverage was being sold in an airport.
3. Diva Vodka
At $1,000,000, you can taste a liquor that has touched something expensive, even if it tastes like nail polish. Let’s explain: Diva Vodka is triple filtered, first through ice, then through Nordic birch charcoal, and finally, through sand and precious gems. What is even more special to patrons is its bottle with Swarovski crystals stacked up in the middle of it, and these crystals can be taken out to garnish the drink, thus confirming that some people are ready to spend a for a touch of shiny gems.
2. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne
This champagne is regal in its name, and it also carries a price tag of $2,000,000. It’s a cognac that has been aged 100 years, and its bottle is dipped in both 24 ct. gold and sterling platinum, and studded with 6,500 diamonds. The cognac’s age is legitimately appreciable, but the actual bottle of this high-priced liquor is pretty flamboyant.
1. Tequila Ley .925 – Expensive Alcoholic Drinks
This is crafted in a way similar to Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne. It’s made from a unique production procedure, and it also comes in a bottle studded with 6,400 diamonds, although diamonds don’t add to the liquor’s taste. It was unveiled in front of an applauding crowd in Mexico City. No one is actually known to have ever purchased this drink, so we cannot vouch for the taste.