A rich man once told me you get what you pay for in life. I wish I can locate him now and ask him again because now that I am all grown up and tad lil bit wiser I will like to challenge that notion.
If you are like my rich friend above and have got a few hundred thousands to millions to spare, I am gonna show you the most expensive drinks ever made and the
houses mansions you could buy for the same price or if you are really rich you could just buy the house and then use the house to store the drink!
The Macallan 1926 Priced At $75,000
Although we haven’t been lucky enough to sip on this whisky, with a simple bottle which would look at home on any supermarket shelf it is the quality and flavour of the whiskey that you are paying for. It apparently is meant to have a dry flavour with a licorice aftertaste. A cheaper version would be to pop down the $99 store and get a bag of licorice all sorts!
Will buy a 2 bed apartment, Turkey
Or for less than that supermarket looking bottle of whiskey you could own this 2 bedroom apartment with pool on the stunning Turkish beach front.
The Penfolds Ampoule Priced At $170,000
With a posh sounding name and only 12 bottles ever being produced, this fine red wine’s price tag is no surprise. It also packs a punch with all the added extras you get on top of the drink itself. The aesthetics of the wine bottle and case wouldn’t look out of place in a contemporary arts sculpture museum which is thanks to furniture craftsman Andrew Bartlett who designed this beautiful case. On top of that anyone who buys this bottle may think they are too posh to open the bottle and pour themselves a drink. So when they do, they can request a member of the Penfolds wine making team to come to them and do it for them.
Will buy a 3 bed villa, Brazil
After the World Cup last year, everyone saw how beautiful Brazil would be to live. And if you forgo buying one bottle of expensive red wine then this dream could be reality. With its pool, spa, water sports, stables, mini golf, tennis, volley ball and endless list of activities on site this stunning looking 3 bed villa has enough to keep you entertained so that you forget what drink is.
The Bombay Sapphire Revelation Priced At $200,000
The only gin to make this post was produced in 2008. It is likely you have heard of or sipped on Bombay gin before as it is commonly available. However what makes this one cost about 400 times more is the Revelation bottle. You may be mistaken for thinking this looks more like a perfume bottle than an alcohol bottle which has probably got something to do with it being designed by jewelers Baccarat and Garrard and designer Karim Rashid. There are only 5 of these bottles in existence and each was handmade from crystal and sapphire.
Will buy a 3 bed house, Thailand
This house is actually located in our favourite holiday destination in the world, Chiang Mai. Set next to a golf course in huge grounds with a landscaped very thai style decorated pool and balconies overlooking the mountains is this gorgeous 3 bed villa. And once eating a thai curry on a sun lounger by the pool we reckon you would soon forget about the bottle of gin you never bought.
The The Dalmore 62 Priced $215,000
Only 62 bottles of this gentleman’s drink were ever made. You might imagine only high end luxury shops sold this product but it was actually for sale at Singapore airport! And if you were thinking of buying it that would be the smartest place with the Duty Free saving you’d make.
Will buy a 4 bed house, Florida
Or for the same price you could be the proud owner of this spacious 4 bedroom detached house in Florida with your own private pool, driveway, double garage and billiards room. Rather than serve the above whiskey with friends over a dinner in a restaurant, we’d rather serve them beer at our very own pool party in our new house.
The 1947 Cheval-Blanc Bordeaux Priced At $304,375
You get a fair amount of red wine here for the price with this 6 litre bottle which is the only one in the world. It has been called by wine experts who have tasted it “Without a doubt one of the greatest Bordeaux of all time” which was in some part due to being made in the hot summer of 1947 which made the wine of that year very aromatic with mature fruits.
Will buy a 12 bed house, Paraquay
The 6 liter wine bottle is big so we knew we needed something bigger to compete with it. So we present a 12 bedroom house for you where you could entertain more friends here than the 6 liter bottle of wine could. If 12 bedrooms can’t convince you then it has its own pool, bbq area and very own river running in the back garden. Your own river, wow.
The Macallan 64 years old in Lalique Cire Perdue Decanter Priced At $416,000
The Macallan’s are at it again. This time about 5 times more expensive than their bottle earlier in our post. But as soon as you learn that only one of these was made in the world, ever, you can understand the price tag. To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rene Latique, the founder of the world’s foremost crystal artisans, this drink was born and sold at a fundraising auction. It consisted of Macallan 64 year old fine whiskey and a 1.5 liter exquisitely designed crystal decanter.
Will buy a 4 bed chalet, Switzerland
The sun isn’t for everyone so how about this 4 bed chalet with panaromic views over the swiss alpes to tempt you instead of a glass of whiskey.
The Diva Vodka Priced At $1,000,000
As the name suggests you might need to be rather egotistic to splash out a million USD for a bottle of this vodka. The price tag is partly due to the distilling process where it is triple filtered to ensure its purity. Firstly, it is ice-filtered, followed by Nordic birch charcoal for purification, and then filtered again through sand that contains both precious and semi-precious gems. The bottle contains a glass tube filled with 48 crystals with each buyer choosing which gems are used and how they are ordered to ensure no two bottles are the same. For that price you may reasonably expect that the gems are diamond or similar, but they are actually much cheaper gems like cubic zircon and blue topaz which seems a bit cheap for the price tag. However if you have a million to spend on a bottle of vodka, you might have more money than sense!
Will buy a 5 bed house, Orlando
This ginormous house bang in the middle of the very well sought area of Orange County, Orlando, will give you the buzz of the vodka but without a hangover the next day. Not only is it huge, but it has its own private boat dock. And if you needed further convincing, check out the pool view over the lake. We would go tee-total for this house.
Henry IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne Priced At $2,000,000
With a name and package fit for a King, this top-quality Cognac has been aged over 100 years. But it is the bottle which is dipped in yellow gold and platinum with 6,500 diamonds which makes it the third most expensive drink in the world today.
Will buy a 2 bed apartment, New York
Right bang in the centre of New York is this 2 bed apartment with all the high level amenities that high rollers who live here want like a basketball court, sauna, library and pool. We wouldn’t be surprised if it’s been a city pad of a celebrity already. Just check out the views of the famous Manhattan skyline from the lounge.
The Tequila Ley 925 Priced $3,500,000
Not satisfied with the £2 million drink above, in 2010 Tequila Ley produced a bottle of aged Tequila with thousands of diamonds in a pure platinum bottle which took 32 Mexican craftsman to make and worth a staggering and jaw dropping $3.5 million.
Will buy a 3 bed penthouse, Panama City
Owning a huge penthouse like this no-one is going to notice the drink or lack of it. You could serve them water in a plastic cup and they wouldn’t notice as they would be too busy in awe staring at the decoration of this place, which can only be described as in-describable.
Isabella’s Islay Priced $6,000,000
The most expensive whiskey and drink available in the world currently is made by the British. This drink maker also happens to be the makers of the world’s most luxurious non-alcoholic drink, Ruwa with a price tag of over $5 million. $5 million for a drink with no alcohol is daylight robbery we say! Isabella’s Islay is a single malt which is contained in a bottle which has more than 8,000 diamonds, two bars of white gold and the name of the drink is written in rubies to fit the price tag, no cheap paper labels here!
Will get you a Tokmakia Island in Turkey
You could buy a whole island to yourself and still have a couple of million dollars change for the same price. Enough said.
So which would you pick? And if you have ever tasted any of these drinks we want to hear from your incredibly lucky self!
All property pictures courtesy of Rightmove.com