November 3, 2010
Chambord Royale orb bottle 1
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Chambord Royale orb bottle
What is the world’s most expensive bottle of liqueur?
A bottle of Chambord valued at $3.24 million. The iconic Chambord Royale orb bottle is handmade from 18 carat gold, encrusted with more than 1,100 round and pear shaped diamonds, the most precious of pearls and embezzled with a square cut emerald diamond.
The world’s most expensive bottle of rum, which would set you back $54,000, boasts a much less flamboyant and ostentatious bottle. In fact the Wray and Nephew Rum could be mistaken for a bog standard, run-of-the-mill bottle of rum sitting patiently on a supermarket shelf. Bottled way back in 1940, the reasons behind the rarity of the rum and subsequent steep price tag, was due to the supply running out following the Mai Tai cocktail – a highly famous and sough-after beverage in the 30s and 40s – which used 17 year old Wray and Nephew Rum.
Whilst vodka may be synonymous with Russia, the world’s most expensive bottle is from the weathered highlands of Scotland. Resonant of a bottle of perfume rather than a bottle of vodka, Diva Vodka is encased with diamonds and precious stones. But what makes this vodka allegedly worthy of its $1.060,000 fee is that the vodka is triple distilled and then filtered through a sand of crushed diamonds.
This month the first bottle of whisky to break the six figure barrier and smash the world records was a 64-year-old bottle, known as the Dalmore 64, being sold for a phenomenal £100,000. Three bottles of the extremely exclusive whisky, which is said to contain of some of the oldest and rarest whisky stocks in the world, have been revealed by The Dalmore distillery. Two bottles have already been sold, one to a fanatic of luxury whisky in the US and the other to a renowned British whisky investor.
But the third bottle is still up for grabs, and will be for sale at the Whisky Show in London at the end of October 2010. Attempting to justify the Trinitas’ price tag, Richard Paterson, Dalmore’s exalted master distiller, said:
“People recognize that you have to pay a premium for true exclusivity, craftsmanship, quality and heritage. Even in this day and age, when times are tough, those that enjoy the finer things in life want to reward themselves with something very special. And you won’t get more special than the Dalmore 64.”