Top 10 most expensive wine and spirits in the world

Updated: 05 Apr 2012
Share this news?...Click box   Bookmark and Share

To impress the most discerning dinner party guests, a host needs to go all out. And to really knock their socks off, make sure everything is top shelf.


The cheapest liquor on this list, an 1811 bottle of Chateau d'Yquem, recently sold for $117,000. The buyer, the French-born Christian Vanneque who has spread his love for wine to Bali, Indonesia, plans to keep the bottle on display in a bulletproof showcase -- like a "mini Fort Knox" -- until he drinks it in 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his clearly illustrious career. Quite the present to oneself -- how disappointing would it be if it didn't end up being any better than a bottle of two-buck chuck?


List of World's Most Expensive Wine and Spirits



10) 1811 Chateau d’Yquem — $117,000


Christian Vanneque, who runs SIP Wine Bar in Bali, Indonesia, paid $117,000 for this bottle of 1811 Chateau d’Yquem. The Wall Street Journal says that this is the record payment for a bottle of white wine, surpassing the previous record of $100,000 held by a bottle of 1787 Chateau d’Yquem.



9) 1907 Heidsieck — $275,000


This staggeringly pricey champagne is the most expensive in the world for both its quality and intriguing journey. Expensive Champagne reports that the highly prized bottles of champagne were discovered in 1998 among the shipwreck of the Swedish freighter Jönköping, which sank in the Gulf of Finland. The ship was chartered to deliver alcohol from Sweden to the Imperial Court of Czar Nicholas II of Russia, but it never made it to its destination after it was torpedoed during World War II by a German U-boat. Thankfully, most of the bottles on board were preserved, including the 1907 Heidsieck cuvée.



8) 1947 Château Cheval Blanc — $304,375


This exquisite bottle was auctioned at Christie's in Geneva for $304,375. The auction house's wine expert, Michael Ganne, had nothing but effusive praise for the wine, saying it was "without doubt one of the greatest Bordeaux of all time, not only for its rare quality but its longevity, in that it can still be kept for another 50 years without any problem." Note that he neglected to say whether it was worth the staggering price.



7) The Macallan 64 Year Old in Lalique — $460,000


Who doesn’t love scotch on the rocks? At $460,000, this exquisite scotch is almost a bargain when you consider the sleek crystal decanter it comes in. Pretty cool.



6) Screaming Eagle — $500,0006) Screaming Eagle — $500,000


Even the winemaker of Screaming Eagle, the California cult wine whose 6-liter bottle recently sold for $500,000, couldn’t fathom its value. Per Time Magazine, "It’s wild," she said. "You drink it, and it’s gone. My brain doesn’t get it."



5) Mendis Coconut Brandy — $1 million


This clear brandy, which is matured for at least two years in Hamilla wood casks, launched in 2007. Considering the second bottle was given away for free in a contest, it only adds up to about $500,000 a bottle. Quite affordable, really.



4) Scottish Diva Vodka — $1 million


In case you have a spare million floating around, this inordinately expensive vodka comes in a bottle stuffed with crystals and gemstones.



3) Henri IV Dudognon Heritage — $2 million


Trend Hunter reports that the Henri IV Dudognon Heritage is the world’s most expensive cognac. The $2 million bottle is packaged by jeweler Jose Davalos, and is reportedly dubbed the "DNA" of cognacs. The ultra-expensive liquor has been produced since 1776 and is aged in barrels for more than 100 years. Then, the liquor is bottled in a bottle that is dipped in 24-karat gold and sterling platinum and decorated with 6,500 brilliant cut diamonds. The 8-kilogram bottle is filled with just 100 cl. of the decadent drink.



2) Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley — $3.5 million


The new Tequila Ley Pasión Azteca bottles are once again a bonus to the top-shelf liquor inside — they're made of engraved platinum by Mexican artist Alejandro Gomez Oropeza. Burning question: Does the 1800 Tequila guy, who has immeasurable distaste for poser tequilas, approve?



1) D'Amalfi Limoncello Supreme — $44 million


At more than 11 times more expensive than second place, you know D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme is legit. Let’s say, hypothetically, that you are thirsty, have a weak moment, and drink the contents. What do you do with the bottle, which has three single cut diamonds totaling 13.5 carats and an 18.5 carat single cut diamond? Put it on display? Make a couple of rings?




Editorial Message
This site contains materials from other clearly stated media sources for the purpose of discussion stimulation and content enrichment among our members only. does not necessarily endorse their views or the accuracy of their content. For copyright infringement issues please contact
Share this news?...Click box   Bookmark and Share
Comments Area ( Total Comments: 0 )
suryaning Commented on 07 Sep 2015
I want to thank you for your perfectly written content it's useful and your writing trend helped me to that with absolutely no difficulty. Thanks alot : ) obat herbal jantung koroner
obat herbal asam urat
obat herbal diabetes
benjohnson Commented on 07 Sep 2015
I got a chance to taste the world’s expensive wine when I was staying in catalina hotel in Florida. I can’t forget that moment getting such an auspicious opportunity. Like that I haven’t got any other situation.
9447 Commented on 30 Jul 2015
Wow…My eyes popped out seeing the price tags of these liquors. I wonder who would be buying these brands. Even though they are exotic and more than 50 year old ones, I don’t see any better reason to have these liquors.
magnetic balls
anderson12 Commented on 09 Mar 2015
I searching a best wine in this world then find your very informative post about a wine it is great to see the information about a wine.. thank you Rubber Gym Flooring in UK only
queeny Commented on 07 Feb 2015
Eco-accommodating reusable accoutrements access in a louis vuitton replica abounding ambit of sizes, prints and designs, and can be fabricated from assorted abstracts and fabrics. Strong and snappy, reusable sacks can even be architecture amenity on the off adventitious breitling replica that you charge to appearance off your ecology prada belts still, baby articulation if you're out on the town. Some huge name fashioners are anon alms reusable tote accoutrements and totes produced application acceptable or reused abstracts as a basic of their rolex replica architecture accumulations.
james smith Commented on 24 Oct 2014
Fine Wine - Richard Dawes Fine Wine is a wholesale fine wine trader based in London specialising in the most desirable wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne

dhanxepiol Commented on 18 Aug 2014
I agree with your blog and i will be back to check it more in the future so please keep up your work. I love your content & the way that you write. how to buy soundcloud plays