9 Most Expensive Liquors Money Can Buy
If there’s one thing the elite love to do, it’s drink. However, while most of us run to the liquor store to grab a 12 pack of our favorite American brews or a handle of moderately priced liquor, the rich and famous order their gold-plated, decades old, decadent beverages for hundreds of thousands of dollars. While these drinks may have the same desired effect, the quality, packaging, and distillation process makes them a top choice for the world’s richest boozers.
So what makes these liquors so much better than your ride or die Tito’s Vodka? Sometimes it’s just the bottle. After all, gold plating, crystal, and gemstones create a beautiful weapon for the next bar fight. For other liquors, it’s the decadent distilling process. Unlike Tito’s, some of these companies use natural spring water and diamonds to create their alcohols, but can you really even taste the difference? According to these companies, the packaging and process make their alcohol worth more than its weight in gold.
The Winston Cocktail: $14,000
For the low, low price of a used mid-sized import, you can spend about 30 minutes sipping this incredibly extravagant cocktail. Using a prized liquor from Winston Churchill’s own private stash, this lavish concoction was created by Salvatore Calabrese, one of the world’s leading bartenders according to anyone with $14,000 weighing down the pockets of their party pants.
This cocktail includes some of the oldest and rarest liquors, including Cognac Croizet 1858 Cuvee Leonie, Grand Marnier Quintessence, Chartreuse Viellissement Exceptionellement Prolonge, and a splash of Angostura Bitters. This unique combination of aged liquors is the drink of choice for many executive billionaires looking to celebrate their latest acquisition or wind down after a long day of watching their housekeepers do everything for them.
Château d’Yquem: $130,000
Wine is a great way to add some class to your celebration. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, or ringing in the New Year alone on the couch while binge watching every season of Friends on Netflix, everything’s better with a tall glass of fermented grape juice. But for some billionaires, only the best will do.
Château d’Yquem is French wine producer revered for their superb wines and 300 year old operation. Many of their wines are hailed for their quality, including the 1811 Château d’Yquem, which is one of the few wines to receive a perfect score from acclaimed wine critic Robert Parker, who likened it to “drinking liquified crème brûlée.” We’re assured this exquisite selection pairs great with your favorite Beluga caviar or the severed heads of your enemies.
Penfolds Ampoule: $170,000
Maybe you’re more of a red wine person than a white wine person. Luckily for you, there’s a great red wine you can try for the price of a nice new home. Penfolds Ampoule is the most expensive red wine money can buy at $170,000 for a bottle that holds enough for one glass of this exquisite red. That’s right, you can spend close to $200,000 to not even get a buzz off this extremely pricey red wine. The good news, however, is the extremely sharp and pointy bottle is a great weapon should you need to make a sober, daring escape from a lame dinner party.