Almost everyone will probably agree that drinking is an act of decadence, whether you are drinking straight liquor from the Philippines or a finely crafted cocktail. Upon knowing this, it should not come as a surprise that both brewmakers and restaurants alike have engaged in an unspoken competition for the tile of having the most expensive drinks in the world.
Whether it is a cognac that comes in a packaging made of precious metals and studded with jewels or a bottle of ancient whiskey, the following drinks have been ranked on many different lists about the most expensive drinks in the world at one point or another. The question now is, are they worth the money?
Macallan 64 Year Old In Lalique
This is an aged whiskey that was made with the sole purpose of breaking many records for the most expensive drinks in the world. The insiders within the liquor industry know that Macallan is infamous for their high-quality single-malt whiskey.
What makes this ultra-rare liquor so expensive is the rarity and craftsmanship that goes into each bottle. Only four of these items have ever been created and according to some sources, every bottle is made of pure crystal that has been cut by hand. Before the liquor is even added in, the bottle weighs a whopping 25 pounds!
Mendis Coconut Brandy VS
Price: $1 Million
If you try to make a list of the most expensive drinks in the world, coconut brandy is probably not what you would think of first. But Mendis begs to differ.
The company has created one of the finest brandies in the world just from using coconuts. Every bottle of this liquor is signed and numbered by the founder of House of Mendis, W.M. Mendis.
Tequila Ley .925 Pasion Azteca
Proudly made in Mexico, this tequila currently ranks on almost every list of the most expensive drinks in the world. And it is obvious why it has a price tag of $3.5 million per bottle.
This still currently unsold bottle contains over 6,400 different diamonds, all of which is supposed to improve the flavor of the tequila. Even though it has been unveiled many years ago, no one has felt it was worth buying just yet.
Paying more for a premium brand rather than buying cheap bottles of liquor in the Philippines seems like a good idea because often, you get what you pay for when it comes to taste.
However, you should never confuse certain factors with premium quality. For instance, single-malt Scotch whiskeys are highly regarded because they focus on using just a single malted grain from one distillery but it doesn’t mean that it is automatically better than blended whiskeys which use many grains.
Disregarding the contents of the bottles themselves, some brewmakers are even creating liquors that are expensive just for the sake of being expensive by using materials that probably do not affect the taste of the beverage at all such as gems and precious metals.
The beverage world is always changing; certain brands that some people seem to hold in high-esteem may not be economical or even feasible for an average consumer to buy.