Written by: João Santos
Social media and the internet, in general, are full of mixed messages about alcohol. On the one hand, there are specialists dictating health benefits associated with it, but on the other hand, it is addictive and highly toxic — especially when you drink too much. The truth is that the health effects of alcohol vary between individuals and depend on the amount and type of alcohol consumed. Most important thing is to drink responsibly.
There is a higher plateau, with rarer drinks for those who want premium, exclusive and unique experiences. Here are the top 5 of the world’s rarest and most expensive drinks:
5. Vodka Diva
Price: US $ 100K
Can you imagine a vodka made with crystals during the distillation process? The alcohol inside a bottle of Diva Vodka goes through a long process, which involves three filtrations through ice, charcoal and precious stones. Infused with water from a natural spring, the actual cost comes mainly from the Swarovski crystals that accompany the vodka inside the bottle.
For the Scottish group Blackwood Distillers, the definition of premium vodkas is far beyond the definition of some common vodka you’re imagining right now. It really is a drink for the few well-heeled consumers who do not mind spending a small “fortune” to feel the pleasure of drinking one of the most expensive drinks in the world. Check it for yourself and admire the beauty a simple beverage can present.
4. Champagne Armand de Brignac Midas
Price: US $ 215K
Armen de Brignac Midas comes in a variety of different bottle sizes. These range from normal to huge bottles of champagne that can store 30 liters of beverage. Although they are all very expensive, the biggest bottle costs an incredible 215,000 $.
There’s a bottle that you can hardly get. And not because it is too expensive, but because it has an owner and a well-known celebrity. The champagne, preserved in a well-ornamented 30-liter bottle, was purchased by musician Jay Z.
3. Mendis Coconut Brandy
Price: US $1 M
It’s a 100% all-natural clear brandy distilled from the essence of the coconut flower and matured for a minimum of two years in Hamilla wood casks. Exquisite taste of coconut with a velvety luscious texture and incomparable smoothness, the brandy can be had neat or on the rocks and offers limitless options for mixing as a clear spirit.
A very rare Mendis Coconut is not just a sign of status, it’s an event, one of those you’ll certainly never forget.
2. Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne
Price: US $ 2M
This champagne, inspired by King Henri IV really takes everything the best out of any luxury experience when it comes to alcoholic drinks. Starting with the fact that it was first produced in 1776 and aged in oak barrels for 100 years. Exorbitantly priced at 1 Million Pounds Sterling, the liquor is bottled in a bottle dipped in 24 K Yellow Gold & Sterling Platinum and decorated with 6,500 certified brilliant cut diamonds.
With an approximate weight of 8 Kilograms, it is filled with 100 cl. of Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne that contains an alcohol content of 41%. This jewelled package was master crafted by the well-known jeweller Jose Davalos.
1. Tequila Law .925
Price: US $ 3,5M
Best known for being listed in the Guinness book of world records as the most expensive bottle ever sold, a whopping $225,000 to a Mexican collector. This 3,5 million $ tequila bottle contains two kilos of platinum and 4,100 perfect white diamonds, which contributes to its huge cost, though no one has bought it so far
Ley Diamante is a Premium Extra Añejo that has been rested in barrels for 7 years and is 42% alcohol. Besides, this expensive drink was created by the same producers that created the previous drink on the list, which means that buying your two most expensive products would cost more than 5 million $. Something that only millionaires and probably sports athletes like Bryce Harper, who overcame MLB expert picks earlier this year to sign a record $330M contract. So, if the Phillies make it into the World Series, might be a gift that Bryce is willing to share with his team!