What’s the most you’ve ever spent on a bottle of alcohol?
If you ask the average person, they’ll probably tell you they spent $40.00 or so, at the most … and that’s when they were feeling generous. Most people probably couldn’t imagine spending a thousand dollars or more on alcohol, but there are people in the world who do just that, and then some.
Get ready to read about some of the most expensive bottles of alcohol in the world, which combine expert bottle craftsmanship with a unique distilling process. You may also look at your bank statement and cry a little, but we can’t help you with that one.
Here are the 25 Most Expensive Bottles of Alcohol.
Torres Brandy Jaime 1
Torres Brandy has won numerous awards for taste and texture. It is made with very old “soleras,” a Spanish method for making wine.
If you have the money to splurge, pick up a bottle for a special occasion or a gift. The average cost for this brandy is $139.99.
Don Julio 1942 Tequila
The Don Julio 1942 is an anniversary bottle celebrating when Mr. Julio González first started making his famous tequila.
If you want a good bottle of it, you will likely spend at least $170.00.
Chivas Regal 25-Year-Old Scotch
The Chivas 25 boasts a blend of peach and almond.
It’s only put out twice a year, which makes it a must-have for fans of this scotch.
The Chivas 25 costs up to $329.99.
Johnnie Walker Blue
The blue label produces rich vanilla and honey taste, mixed with a pleasant finish.
Johnnie Walker Blue runs at prices up to $349.00 a bottle.
Armand de Brignac Ace of Spades
A big reason that this alcohol is on the pricey side is that it’s owned by Jay-Z. Rappers have been known to increase the popularity of certain liquors, from Hennessy to Cristal.
The cost of this Armand de Brignac is $449.00.
Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Balvenie was premiered in 2014. It has flavors of candied fruit, marmalade, vanilla, and almonds.
The scotch is stored for 30 years, making the Balvenie a superb choice for any scotch drinker.
One of the more accessible of these expensive liquors, the cost runs at about $899.00.
Johnnie Walker Rare Triple Malt Odyssey Scotch
Johnnie Walker and scotch whiskey go hand in hand.
This triple malt is a blend of three malts stored in a European Oak cask.
The cost of a 750-ml bottle is $1,149.
Patron en Lalique Serie 1
Presenting a bottle with fine Mexican tequila and French crystal, the Patron en Lalique: Serie 1 blends honey, vanilla, and caramel.
The cost of a bottle comes to over $6,000.
OFC Vintage Bourbon
If you want to make any product expensive, only release a few each year.
O.F.C. did exactly that with their 1993 vintage bourbon. Only a few more than 800 bottles were released.
If you want to purchase one of these rare bottles, you would need about $8,000 on hand.
Highland Park 50-year-old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Highland Park 50-year-old was originally untouched since 1964.
When a bottle was sampled in 2008, it was said to be of excellent quality.
The low cost is about $15,000.
Legacy by Angostura
Legacy by Angostura is the most expensive rum in the world.
If you can afford it, we suggest you don’t mix it with anything.
Blended with seven of the rarest rums, the cost of this alcohol is $25,000.
Suntory Hibiki 35 Year Old Imaizumi
This Japanese whiskey is named after a beloved artist in Japan, Imaemon Imaizumi.
The artist personally handcrafted the bottle, bringing the value to over $40,000.
Chateau Lafite, 1787
You’re probably better off not drinking this wine. Why? It’s probably vinegar by now.
This particular bottle was initialed by the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson. It comes from his private collection, which makes the cost over $156,000.
Cheval Blanc, 1947, St-Emilion
Wine fanatics will travel 1,000 miles or more for a sip of this wine.
One big reason this wine is so expensive is that, because of unusual weather conditions, the grapes used for harvest produced high sugar levels.
A bottle of Cheval Blanc wine costs up to $135,125.
Bombay Sapphire Revelation
The Revelation’s bottle is entirely cut of gemstone … and to get people in even more of a buying mood, there only five have been made.
So, if you have $200,000 to spend, why not live a little?
Royal Salute Tribute To Honour
The Tribute to Honour is a bottle that pays respect to the crown jewels.
The scotch is a rarity, but the bottle itself is encrusted with over 400 black-and-white diamonds.
The running cost for a bottle is over $200,000.
The Dalmore 62
The Dalmore 62 was aged for 62 years, hence the name. It is considered by many to be extremely rare.
The company only produced 12 bottles. One bottle was sold to a man at a Singapore airport for $215,000.
Armand de Brignac Midas
At $275,000, the bottle of Armand de Brignac Midas stands at nearly four feet tall and weighs roughly 100 pounds.
This larger-than-life bottle of champagne was uncorked in Las Vegas in 2013.
Another interesting fact is that eight people worked on crafting the bottle by hand.
The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique
There is only one bottle made of this alcohol.
The bottle was created in honor of Rene Lalique, who was a famous crystal artisan.
If you want to purchase it, that will be $460,000, please.
1945 Romanee-Conti Wine
The 1945 Romanee is a very rare wine. In fact, it’s probably the rarest.
The vineyard that produces this exquisite wine doesn’t use any machines but instead individually harvests the grapes.
A bottle of this fine Burgundy auctioned for $558,000 in 2018.
The Macallan M (Six Litre)
Imagine a whiskey so expensive that it broke the Guinness Book of World Records. The Macallan M sold at an auction for $628,000 in Hong Kong, in 2014.
It has a blend of malt that was discontinued after WW2, and rare pleated malts from the 1940s.
Diva Vodka is one of the most expensive vodkas in the world. Inside each bottle are gems, personally handcrafted.
The vodka is triple distilled and worth one million dollars. Yes, you read that right!
Ley .925 Tequila Pasion Azteca Ultra Premium Anejo
Although this tequila is fairly young, it still has a long distilling process. In fact, the Azteca is distilled for six years after being extracted from the blue agave plant.
The bottle has engraved artwork by artist Alejandro Oropeza. A bottle of this tequila will cost you over three million dollars!
Billionaire Vodka is the most expensive variety of the vodka family.
It is distilled a few times in crystal clear water and fine wheat. The water is also distilled over diamonds.
Perhaps that is why the price tag for Billionaire Vodka comes to $3.7 million. Not an option for any but the wealthiest out there.
The D'Almafi Limoncello
Brace yourself for the cost of this alcohol. Actually, go ahead take a guess.
Okay, we’ll tell you. A bottle of D’Amalfi Limoncello costs $44,000,000.
Why, you ask? Well, the neck of the bottle has 13-carat diamonds, and the body of the bottle also has one of the rarest diamonds available.