Alcohol is a commodity that has been enjoyed by many people around the world for centuries. However, some alcoholic beverages are priced astronomically higher than the usual beers and wines you find at your local liquor store. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive alcoholic drinks in the world.
Number 10: Legacy by Angostura – $25,000
This rum mixture was crafted to celebrate Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th independence anniversary. Only 20 bottles were produced, and each bottle comes in a case and crystal decanter designed by Angostura of London.
Number 9: 1811 Chateau d’Yquem – $130,000
This wine producer has been in business for over 300 years and finally managed to create one of the incredibly few bottles of wine to receive a 100 out of 100 score by wine critic Robert Parker. There aren’t many 1811 bottles left in existence, so prices are going up.
Number 8: Penfolds Ampoule – $170,000
This is not the most expensive red wine in the world, but it’s close enough. The wine comes with a modern wooden piece case designed by furniture craftsman Andrew Bartlett. Only twelve bottles of this wine were ever produced.
Number 7: Bombay Sapphire Revelation – $200,000
This gin is presented in a truly unique, striking translucent blue bottle designed by Gerrard and Baccarat. The stopper is decorated with sapphires and diamonds set by the oldest jewelry house in the world, Gerard. All profits from the selling of Revelation go to the travel retail industries’ chosen charity, Smile Train, which provides life-enhancing cleft surgery to children in poor countries.
Number 6: Armand de Brignac Midas – $215,000
Also known as “Ace of Spades,” this is probably the most popular champagne featured in this ranking. For $215,000, you get a 30-liter bottle of the finest champagne in a gold-plated bottle.
Number 5: Dalmore 62 – $215,000
Only twelve bottles of this whisky were ever produced, which makes the $215,000 price tag a little bit more reasonable. An anonymous man recently purchased a bottle at the Changi Airport in Singapore.
Number 4: The Macallan 64-Year-Old in Lalique – $460,000
This whisky was created to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Renea Teague, the founder of the world’s foremost crystal artisans. The 1.5-litre decanter was auctioned in cooperation with Sotheby’s in 2010 and sold for $460,000, making it the most expensive bottle of whisky in the world.
Number 3: Diva Vodka – $1,000,000
This vodka is first iced filtered, then goes through Nordic birch charcoal for purification and is finally filtered through sand that contains both precious and semi-precious gems. Each bottle of Diva Vodka contains a removable glass tube filled with Swarovski crystals.
Number 2: Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – $2,000,000
This cognac is aged in barrels for over 100 years and is presented in a 24-karat gold and sterling platinum bottle. The bottle is also adorned with 6,500 diamonds and a single-cut flawless diamond of 1.5 carats.
Number 1: Isabella’s Islay – $6,200,000
This whisky is presented in a bottle made of white gold and decorated with diamonds. The bottle also features an extremely rare 8-carat diamond. The whisky inside the bottle is over 100 years old, and only
People may buy expensive drinks for a variety of reasons. Some people may purchase expensive drinks as a symbol of their wealth and status, or to show off their purchasing power to others. Some people find rare and expensive alcoholic drinks collectable and see them as valuable assets that may appreciate in value over time and others like them for their unique taste and experience. The reasons why people buy expensive drinks vary depending on their individual motivations, but it’s often a combination of factors such as status, exclusivity, collectability, and quality.