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
“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. Christie’s is selling it for $54,000.
#9 Dalmore 64 Trinitas Single Malt Whisky
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. You can find it at the Whisky Exchange for around $140,000.
#8 Armand de Brignac Midas
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! Find it at Premier Champagne for $65,000.
#7 Bombay Sapphire Revelation
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 has to do with its diamond and crystal embellished exterior alone.
#6 The Dalmore 62
Considered the most expensive whiskey in the world, it’s as if this scotch was meant to be expensive and catch the eye of the biggest collectors. Before reaching the bottle, the Dalmore spent 62 years in a cask. The value of this liquor increases by the fact that only 12 bottles of this assortment exist, with the price increasing the less Dalmore bottles are left unopened.
#5 Royal Salute Tribute to Honour
Source: Robb Tribute
It’s easy to tell just by reading the name that this is one of those expensive brands. It is acquirable only to those who have a lot of cash to spend. The scotch honors the royal house of Great Britain. You can see this by the quality of the tipple. Moreover, add to it the garnishment of hundreds of black and white diamonds from the bottle. You can find it at the Whisky Exchange.
#4 The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue
One of the most famous scotch brands in the world decided to honor crystal artisan Rene Lalique. As such, they went on to produce a one-of-a-kind bottle of whiskey. The result was this particular bottle, which contains high-quality liquor matured through 64 years. The downside for any interested buyers is that, indeed, there exists only one bottle of this kind. This explains the extreme value annexed to it. It found a owner in 2010 for $460,000. You can see here how they did it:
#3 DIVA Vodka
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 they produce this beverage is worth all of the money. It contains natural spring water and they triple distill it. Moreover, they filter it through charcoal and gemstone with diamond sand. The price for it reached $1 million.
#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. There are several versions available as tribute online.
#1 Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley
Source: Lavish Bucks
Surprise, surprise. Finally, the most expensive liquor in the world is a breed of tequila. You won’t be as awed because of it, though. Just wait until you realize the value of the thousands of diamonds that decorate the bottle. We definitely don’t deny the high-quality of the content. However, it seems as if half of the liquors on this list are so expensive solely because of their overzealous bottle designs. Fair enough. Its price rises to $3.5 million and you can admire it on the official website.