The 20 Most Expensive Alcoholic Drinks In the World
Here’s a quick recap of the 20 most expensive alcoholic drinks in the world:
- Billionaire Vodka – $3.7 Million
- Tequila Ley .925 – $3.5 Million
- Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – $2 Million
- Russo-Baltique Vodka – $1.35 Million
- Diva Vodka – $1 Million
- Mendis Coconut Brandy VS – $1 Million
- Macallan 64 Year Old In Lalique – $625,000
- 1945 Romanee-Conti Wine – $558,000
- Armand de Brignac Midas – $265,000
- Dalmore 62 – $215,000
- The Sapphire Revelation By Bombay – $200,000
- Penfold Ampoule – $170,000
- The Black Pearl Louis XIII Anniversary Edition By Remy Martin – $165,000
- Diamond Jubilee By Johnnie Walker – $165,000
- Chateau D’Yquem – $130,000
- The Ruby Rose Cocktail – $40,000
- Legacy By Angostura – $25,000
- The Diamond Is Forever Martini – $18,000
- The Winston Cocktail – $12,790 per glass
- Salvatore’s Legacy – $8,316
The 20 Most Expensive Alcoholic Drinks In the World
20. Salvatore’s Legacy – $8,316
Salvatore’s Legacy, the world’s oldest cocktail, is Playboy London’s house drink of choice. Salvatore Calabrese, the legendary bartender, creates each cocktail.
He combines four main ingredients: 1778 Clos de Griffier Vieux Cognac, 1770 Kümmel Liqueur, circa-1860 Dubb Orange Curaçao, and early 1900s Angostura bitters. This results in an exquisite and expensive cocktail, but also a memorable experience!
19. The Winston Cocktail – $12,790 per glass
The Winston Cocktail, which is regularly ranked as one of the most expensive alcoholic beverages in the world, is only available from one Australian bartender. The cocktail includes several of the world’s most expensive liqueurs, including Grand Marnier Quintessence.
One of the main reasons for the high price is that the cognac used is extremely limited, so they have to pick and choose the right clientele to enjoy the drink and charge accordingly. When ready to drink, the cocktail is known for resembling blown glass!
18. The Diamond Is Forever Martini – $18,000
If diamonds are your thing, you’re going to love this. This martini may appear to be ordinary, but the grey goose and lime-infused cocktail includes a one-carat diamond as an added touch!
That’s right, you heard correctly… A genuine diamond in your drink! It is currently only available at the Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo.
17. Legacy By Angostura – $25,000
Legacy by Angostura is the most expensive rum on our list. It’s a blend of seven different rums from the brand’s other collections. Angostura set out to create the “ultimate Angostura Rum expression.” The brand desired to create rum that was regarded as the best sipping rum ever!
16. The Ruby Rose Cocktail – $40,000
The gorgeous Ruby Rose cocktail is up next on our list! If the sight alone isn’t enough to convince you to drink it, knowing the ingredients will. It’s simple to make at home with pomegranate juice, Hangar One Vodka, St. Germain, orange juice, and rosewater. Add a four-carat ruby on top to make it a $40,000 cocktail!
15. Chateau D’Yquem – $130,000
This vintage cognac set the Guinness World Record in 2011 for the most expensive bottle of white wine ever sold. It’s now considered a historical artifact rather than a regular bottle of wine, as it’s completely undrinkable, or at least you wouldn’t want to. However, as far as expensive alcoholic beverages go, this one has enough history to justify its $130,000 price tag!
14. Diamond Jubilee By Johnnie Walker – $165,000
This Diamond Jubilee Whisky by Johnnie Walker ranks 14th on our list of the most expensive alcoholic beverages. Johnnie Walker is known for creating some of the world’s most expensive drinks. Their Diamond Jubilee series was created to commemorate the Queen’s 60th coronation anniversary in Britain and is widely regarded as Johnnie Walker’s best whiskey. The bottle deserves recognition as well, as it is made of Baccarat crystal casings and is encrusted with half-carat diamonds!.
13. The Black Pearl Louis XIII Anniversary Edition By Remy Martin – $165,000
Remy Martin’s Louis XIII Black Pearl. This is their most expensive liquor at the moment, as some of the ingredients are over 100 years old!
To maintain exclusivity, the bottles are made in extremely small quantities and are all inlaid with gemstones. They were also built with a unique technique and process that is thought to be hidden somewhere in a vault.
12. Penfold Ampoule – $170,000
One of the most eye-catching bottles on our list is the Penfolds Ampoule. It’s hand-blown and has a big impact, which helps justify the outrageous price tag!
Only twelve handmade bottles of this expensive wine exist on the planet, each individually numbered and crafted by South Australia’s finest craftsmen. You’ll get a certificate of ownership and authenticity signed by the project’s Chief Winemaker when you pay $170,000!
11. The Sapphire Revelation By Bombay – $200,000
Bombay, London’s most well-known gin company, has one of the most recognizable gin bottles in the world. They went one step further, however, and created a limited edition series called the Sapphire Revelation.
For $200,000, you’ll get a jewel-shaped bottle made of Baccarat crystal, diamonds, and sapphires, filled with the company’s best gin. After you’ve finished drinking the gin, you might be able to resell the bottle or keep it as a unique house ornament!
10. Dalmore 62 – $215,000
This one is a bit of a mystery, as no one knows where it gets its name or how the single-malt became so expensive. Because only 12 bottles were made, scarcity plays a significant role in the price. Surprisingly, the last known bottle to be seen in public was purchased at Singapore’s airport.
Nobody knows how it got there, but the anonymous buyer landed on his feet without a doubt.
9. Armand de Brignac Midas – $265,000
Armand de Brignac Midas champagne, made famous and popular by rappers and sports stars, is the world’s most expensive champagne ever!
It has been aged for approximately 30 years and is made from some of the finest grapes. However, its gold-painted bottle is more than likely what contributed to its popularity, as it was designed to be one of the most expensive drinks in the world.
8. 1945 Romanee-Conti Wine – $558,000
Romanee-Conti has established itself as the king of collectible wines, with 1945 being its most prized vintage. In 1945, they only produced 600 bottles, which was significant because it was the last year before they replaced their vines.
Sotheby’s described the wine as “concentrated and exotic, with seemingly everlasting power — a wine at peace with itself.” That, combined with the “provenance” of owning this bottle, explains why it sold for $558,000.
7. Macallan 64 Year Old In Lalique – $625,000
The most expensive whiskey in the world, Macallan 64 Year Old In Lalique, is ranked seventh. It was designed to break records, so it’s no surprise that it’s expensive.
Macallan is known for producing high-quality single-malt whiskey, so it’s not surprising that they went all in on this challenge. Only four bottles were ever made, and the combination of the bottle’s craftsmanship and the whiskey itself is what makes this drink so darn expensive.
Each bottle is apparently made of pure, hand-cut crystal and weighs 25 pounds without any liquor inside.
6. Mendis Coconut Brandy VS – $1 Million
Coconut always goes well with drinks, but Mendis created an entirely coconut-based brandy, so it’s not surprising that it could fetch such a high price!
W.M Mendis, the founder of the House of Mendis, signs and numbers each bottle. But, despite its rarity and scarcity, $1 million for a bottle of alcohol is, to put it mildly, absurd!
5. Diva Vodka – $1 Million
If you want something completely different and don’t care about the taste or the price, Diva Vodka might be for you. After being filtered the traditional way, this is the only Vodka in the world that has been filtered through precious gemstones. The liquid is then poured into a bottle with Swarovski crystals in a glass tube running down the center of the bottle.
Aside from that, you’re paying $1 million for a bottle of Vodka that’s likely to taste the same as any other high-quality brand. But, hey, who cares? Why the hell not if you can afford it?
4. Russo-Baltique Vodka – $1.35 Million
Russo-Baltique Vodka is the next most expensive alcoholic beverage on the list. With a bottle costing a whopping $1.35 million, you’ll need to really love your Vodka to purchase one. Each bottle top is made of 100 percent pure gold with inlaid diamonds and is designed to look like a vintage automobile.
Don’t worry, unless you’re a Russian billionaire or oligarch, you won’t be targeted with bizarre marketing campaigns or followed around the internet with advertisements. It is solely aimed at the aforementioned target market, as they are the only ones who can afford it!
3. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – $2 Million
This $2 million heritage cognac kicks off our list of the top three. The Cognac itself has been aged for 100 years, and the bottle is covered with diamonds and coated in 24-karat gold. It appears to be something that would be given to a medieval King as a token of surrender or simply as war spoils.
2. Tequila Ley .925 – $3.5 Million
This bottle of Tequila is ranked second on our list but has yet to be purchased. The 6,400 different diamonds on the bottle, they claim, help to improve the flavor of the tequila, which is why it’s so expensive to buy.
However, it is still unsold, so it could sell for much less in the future; we’ll just have to wait and see. But, for the time being, it is the world’s second most expensive alcoholic beverage!
1. Billionaire Vodka – $3.7 Million
Billionaire Vodka makes the alcoholic drink entirely by hand and on demand. Each bottle is made in small micro-batches using a top-secret Russian recipe to ensure exclusivity. Leon Verre designed the massive five-liter bottle, which is encrusted with approximately 3,000 diamonds and Swarovski crystals.
Billionaire Vodka is the most expensive alcoholic beverage in the world!