Sunday 15 January 2017

Henri IV Cognac Dudognan

The world’s most expensive alcoholic miniature is expected to fetch £80,000-£170,000 at auction. For that money you get 50ml of liquid – that’s just two shots.

The 60-year-old Cognac Mini Henri IV Dudognon Heritage's tiny vessel contains only five centilitres of the noble beverage. The bottle consists of 18 carat white gold with 1,400 sapphires and 1,400 rubies. Cognac is fermented, distilled grape brandy, which is aged in the same way as whiskey.
If that is too pricey for you, how about a bottle of Louis XIII Cognac for a measly $134,750?

Called "L'Odyssee D'un Roi," or "Journey of a King," the liquor honored the first global shipments of Louis XIII's cognac in the 1870s. Only three bottles of "L'Odyssee" were produced.
The bottle comes in a handsome leather trunk that was hand-stitched by Hermes using special leathers. It's accompanied by a crystal decanter and four serving glasses that were mouth-blown, cut and hand-engraved at the royal cristallerie Saint-Louis, in France. The glasses and bottle are each engraved with different 19th century maps.