COGNAC DAILY NEWS

MARKETING/DESIGN/CONSUMER TRENDS/INSPIRATIONS Cognac & Brandy News for Consumers & Industry Experts

List of the Most Expensive Cognacs

The most expensive products do not make necessarily the best products but more expensive products may be better than standard products as a rule of thumb. The cognac is often the most expensive spirits available in a retail store or the menu of a premium restaurant.

Several cognacs are often referred to be the most expensive cognacs including:

1) FOR SALE:

a) Henri IV Dudognon Heritage: about 2 million USD. 100 years old cognac with a regal packaging. The bottle is dipped in 24k gold and sterling platinum and adorned with 6,500 brilliant cut diamonds. Offered for sale in Dubai.

Cognac Dudognon Henry IV most Expensive

Cognac Dudognon Henry IV most Expensive

b) Another example of most often-quoted expensive cognac is Hennessy Cognac Beauté du Siècle as translated ‘beauty of the century’. It comes in a small mirrored treasure chest designed by a team of artists including Jean-Michel Othoniel which is very visually appealing – with no less than a Baccarat crystal bottle. Only 100 of these cognacs were made to symbolize each year making a century. The cognac is hand-delivered to buyers by members of the Hennessy board.  $235,000 per bottle.

Hennessy Cognac Beaute du Siecle Most Expensive Cognac

Hennessy Cognac Beaute du Siecle Most Expensive Cognac

B. FOR AUCTION:

According to the Guiness World Records, the most expensive cognac was sold at an auction in China last Sept. 24th 2011. This was a 1858 bottle of Pre-Phylloxera Cognac called Cuvee Leonie  by Cognac Croizet auctioned for 160,000USD at The Swatch Art Peace Hotel in Shanghai.

Cognac Croizet Leonie Most Expensive Cognac

Cognac Croizet Leonie Most Expensive Cognac

C. Broken Glass!

Last June 22nd 2012, the record for the most expensive cognac bottle broken by mistake was established. A regular customer at London’s Playboy Club  managed to destroy a estimated 78,000 USD bottle of historic cognac Clos de Griffier Vieux dating back from 1788.

The customer had ordered two glasses for 16,000 USD and then asked to look at the bottle. At this price how can one refuse to show the bottle. Unfortunately, while looking at the bottle he dropped it on the floor.  No one was hurt but it is a shame.

Cognac Clos du Greffier Most Expensive Cognac

Cognac Clos du Greffier Most Expensive Cognac

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com (23 July 2012)

guinnessworldsrecords.com

http://neveryetmelted.com/categories/beaute-du-siecle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on August 10, 2012 by in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: