On the hunt for a new rare piece to add to your vintage liquor cabinet? We have tracked down the ten most expensive bottles of booze in the world. Besides their vintage status, these unique bottles of alcohol are in very limited quantities, and some may be very difficult to get your hands on. Most are dripping with diamonds, further distinguishing them from your average bottles of booze sold at the liquor store.
The countdown of the World’s Most Expensive Booze:
1. D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme ($44,000,000)
Italy’s Antica Distilleria Russo happens to be the creator of the most expensive and blinged out bottle of limoncello liqueur. It features one of the world’s rarest gemstones – an 18.5-carat diamond; but add to that the circle of diamonds around the neck of the bottle equaling over 13 carats, and you’ve got a very expensive bottle of alcohol!
2. Isabella’s Islay ($9,000,000)
Like the previous bottle of booze, this one has a very expensively-made bottle. This whiskey from Islay, Scotland happens to be one of the most expensive whiskeys in the world. And, for good reason; its crystal decanter is made with literally thousands of diamonds (8,500), not to mention, 300 rubies.
3. Pasión Azteca ($3,500,000)
Pasion Azteca happens to be the most expensive tequila in the world. The maker, Ley .925, creatively designed the bottle to resemble the shape of a conch shell. It is decked out in platinum, white-gold, and 6,400 diamonds.
4. Henri IV Cognac Grande Champagne ($2,000,000)
Aged for 100 years, the Henri IV Dudognon Heritage is truly a masterpiece. Named after King Henry IV, this rare bottle of cognac pays homage to his Majesty’s love of opulence. It features 6,000 diamonds and a 24-carat gold bottle.
5. Master of Malt’s Aisla T’Orten ($1.4 Million)
Master of Malt’s Aisla T’Orten is one of the world’s oldest scotch whiskeys. Made in the Highlands of Scotland, it was distilled in 1906 at the Aisla T’Orten distillery and bottled on March 8, 2011. As the story goes, a fire destroyed the distillery just after its first day of operation, and only one cask survived. How does it taste? It has a robust, peppery, woody, flavor with a hint of coffee beans.
6. Diva Vodka ($ 1 million)
Diva Vodka, it’s literally a million-dollar bottle of vodka, and number six on our list of the World’s Most Expensive Booze. This premium vodka is distilled seven times and made from English grain vodka for the smoothest, purest taste ever. Every bottle of Diva contains Swarovski crystals held vertically in a wand, and a Swarovski crystal bracelet is wrapped around the outside that can be removed and worn.
7. Macallan 1946 scotch whisky ($460,000)
The Macallan 1946 is a peated, single malt scotch from the Macallan distillery in Craigellachie, Moray (Scotland)… a very, very expensive one, at that. Priced around $460 grand, it’s one of the rarest Macallans ever made. As you may know, scotch is just one type of whiskey, and the term “single malt scotch” refers to whisky made in batches using the copper pot still distillation method. The Macallan 1946 is aged in sherry wood barrels, and, if you dare to open it, you’ll find notes of chocolate, dried fruit, honey, and vanilla.
8. 62-Year-Old Dalmore ($350,000)
Yet another whiskey that makes the list is the 62-Year-Old Dalmore. Expertly crafted in Speyside, Scotland, this single malt has been aged for nine years in white oak casks and a total of three years in sherry casks, giving it its richness and hint of sherry flavor. Only 12 bottles were ever released, which of course, means this bottle of booze is very rare.
9. Chateau Lafite 1787 ($160,000)
Besides being among the world’s most expensive boozes, Chateau Lafite 1787 is the world’s most expensive wine ever sold. Rumors say Thomas Jefferson bought the vintage bottle of wine in France, inscribing his initials into the bottle.
10. Nun’s Island, Pure Pot Still Whiskey’s ($140,000)
One of the most expensive Irish whiskies ever created, Nun’s Island, Pure Pot Still Whiskey has only had a few owners due to its rarity. It was made by the famous Nun’s Island distillery in Galway, Ireland which was open from 1815 to 1908. This very whiskey is believed to have been sold to the British parliament, and you’ll see the Nun’s Island labels proudly state: “as supplied to the House of Commons”.