Since thousands of years alcohol has been deeply ingrained in our culture. History shows that alcohol consumption has been a thing since Neolithic times. With time the alcohol industry and has grown immensely and is one of the largest industries in the world today. Approximately 1 trillion is spend on alcohol each year with the novo rich shelling out large amounts of money on the perfect drink to entice their palates. While spending money on your favourite drink if you can afford it is totally understandable the prices of some of these exquisite bottles will completely blow your mind! Here are 5 of the most expensive alcoholic drinks available on our planet:
5) Royal Salute Tribute to Honour: $215,000
Chivas Brothers and Mahesh Patel the founder of universal whisky experience paired up to present this exquisite bottle to pay homage to the Crown jewels of Great Britain. The whisky is a blend of the brands best offerings and has been aged for 50 years at least. It comes in a bottle covered with white and black diamonds to go with the theme. So if you’ve got a lot of cash and are into whisky this is the one for you!
4) The Macallan64 Year Old in Lalique: Cire Perdue: $460,000
It’s in the Guinness Book of World Records as “the most expensive whisky sold at an auction” at a jaw dropping price of $460,000. The Macallan is one of the most popular Scotch brands in the world. They created this bottle in the honour of their 150th Anniversary. The whisky has been aged for 64 years making the bottle extremely rare and more importantly expensive!
3) DIVA vodka: $1 million
Vodka? This expensive? Not possible… But it is. This particular brand of vodka is made of natural spring water, is distilled thriceand filtered through charcoal and then through sand made from gems and diamonds. It also has an extremely attractive bottle so 1 million makes sense, doesn’t it?
2) Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne: $2 million
Aged for more than a 100 years this is one of the rarest Cognacs in the world, it was named after King Henri IV since his descendants were responsible for creating this elixir since 1776. Again like the others in this list it comes in really expensive packaging with a platinum and 24- carat gold body and covered in more than 5,000 diamonds.
1) Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley: $3.5 million
So here it finally is the most expensive drink in the world, the Pasión Azteca, by Tequila Ley priced at a hefty 3.5 million and it’s got nothing to do with the drink itself but the packaging. It is available in 3 different bottles with “cheapest” one costing $225,000 and comes in a relatively simpler white gold and platinum handcrafted bottle. The other one is encrusted with diamonds and costs around $1.5 million dollars. Coming to the packaging of the most expensive one called the Diamond Sterling bottle this has 6,400 diamonds encrusted on it which may or may not add to the taste of the drink.
We often wonder who buys such expensive bottle of alcohol when in the same price one can buy enough alcohol to last his/her lifetime, but the truth is people do that’s why these companies invest so much time into it. To some this is a criminal waste of hard earned and to some a way of living. So to each his own you want to have the fancy tequila have it, want to have cheap tequila have it you’re going to get sloshed either way.