They say that a person who ages beautifully is just like “fine wine.” What does that mean? It means that the more a liquor is left to mature, the tastier it becomes and, by default, the more expensive. Quality equals a stellar price; this is how it’s always been. So, what exactly does the most expensive liquor in the world contain in order to justify the insane amount of money the acquiring of a mere single bottle requires?
#10 1926 Macallan Fine and Rare Collection – $75,000
“Fine” and “rare” are the primary words that define the elevated value of a product. Macallan is a brand that has been doing nothing short of creating high-quality scotch, with this 1926 being one of its best examples.
#9 Dalmore 64 Trinitas Single Malt Whisky – $160,000
Source: The Moodie Davitt Report
There aren’t many bottles of 64-year old liquor out on the market and those that are, like in the case of this Dalmore single malt whiskey, are available for purchase only to those with a lot of savings. The number of produced bottles is very limited, which gives this scotch a well-deserved boost in value.
#8 Armand de Brignac Midas – $200,000
There are two selling points to this tipple that blew its price through the roof. Firstly, it’s owned by the famed hip-hop icon Jay-Z and, secondly, the gold-coated bottle has a volume of 30L. You might wonder what could you possibly need 30L of alcohol for, but given the parties that Jay-Z must have probably attended, are you really surprised? Let the champagne pop!
#7 Bombay Sapphire Revelation – $200,000
A truly attention-worthy liquor needs to excel both through the quality of its contents and the stunning design of the bottle. In fact, it seems like this gin’s mind-blowing pricing is heavily influenced by its diamond and crystal embellished exterior alone.
#6 The Dalmore 62 – $215,000
Considered to be the most expensive whiskey in the world, it’s as if this scotch was produced for the sole reason of being expensive and catching the eye of the biggest collectors. Before it was bottled, the Dalmore spent 62 in a cask. The value of this liquor is increased by the fact that only 12 bottles of this assortment have been produced, with the price increasing the less Dalmore bottles are left unopened.
#5 Royal Salute Tribute to Honour – $240,000
Source: Robb Tribute
It’s easy to tell just by reading the name that this is one of those brands that are acquirable only to those who have a lot of cash to spend. The scotch was produced to honor the royal house of Great Britain, something definitely sustained by the quality of the tipple and the garnishment of hundreds of black and white diamonds from the bottle.
#4 The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue – $460,000
One of the most famous scotch brands in the world decided to honor crystal artisan Rene Lalique by producing a one-of-a-kind bottle of whiskey. The result was this particular bottle, which is filled with high-quality liquor that’s been maturing for 64 years. The downside for any interested buyers is that, indeed, only one bottle of this kind has been made, which explains the extreme value annexed to it.
#3 DIVA Vodka – $1 million
Source: Spirits De-Luxe
When people think of refined liquor, vodka normally isn’t the first thing that comes to their head. However, the process through which this beverage is produced is worth all of the money. Not only is it made with natural spring water and triple distilled, but it’s also filtered through charcoal and gemstone with diamond sand.
#2 Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – $2 million
Over six thousand diamonds cover the bottle which contains the mind-wobbling 100-year old cognac. Made to honor King Henry IV, as the name suggests, everything about this liquor screams royalty, including its price.
#1 Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley – $ 3,5 million
Source: Lavish Bucks
Surprise, surprise. The most expensive liquor in the world is a breed of tequila. You won’t be as awed because of it once you realize the value of the thousands of diamonds that decorate the bottle. We definitely don’t deny the high-quality of the content, but it seems as if half of the liquors on this list are so expensive solely because of their overzealous bottle designs. Fair enough.