Vodka is a distilled liquor made out of fermented grains, potatoes, or fruits. It is definitely not a drink for the weak. Even top shelf vodka like Grey Goose is extremely rough on the way down to many causal drinkers. However, there are those who enjoy vodka so much that they are willing to part with a huge chunk of money just to get a bottle of the finest.
Given the hefty price tags of the most expensive vodkas in the world, these costly drinks better be the best! So what are the world’s most expensive vodkas? Check these out:
1. Billionaire Vodka
Before you choke in surprise, be rest assured that this drink doesn’t cost a billion dollars. While it may not live up to its name, the Billionaire Vodka is still considered the world’s most expensive vodka, with a bottle costing a jaw-dropping $3.7 million. Created by the same man who came up with the world’s most luxurious champagne, Billionaire Vodka is also the brainchild of the illustrious Mr. Leon Verres.
No one is really in the know about the exact process of distilling and concocting the drink, but the pouring of the solution over diamonds worth a million dollars is part of it. Aside from the lavish drink itself, the bottle in which the liquor is contained is almost a piece of art worth collecting. Decorated with Swarovski crystal and over 3,000 diamonds, the Billionaire Vodka bottle is a sight to behold. Don’t forget to drink the vodka, though. It is, after all, what you’re truly after, right?
2. Russo-Baltique Vodka
Valued at a staggering amount of $1.35 million, the Russo-Baltique Vodka is definitely a must-see as well as a must-drink. Fashioned after the luxurious Russo-Baltique automobiles, the bottle itself is the main attraction of this product. The bottle’s cap is created from yellow and white gold, and diamonds make up the Russian Imperial Eagle replica on it. As if that isn’t lavish enough, the gold flask is crafted from coins minted in the time period consisting of the years from 1908 to 1912.
Concocted specifically to target the market comprising immensely rich liquor connoisseurs, business giants, and Russian royalty, the Russo-Baltique Vodka made its first appearance at the Top Marques Monaco. Prince Albert was the very first individual to own a bottle, and since the bottle was a gift, he didn’t have to pay a single cent. Wouldn’t you have loved to be him even for just that day?
3. DIVA Premium Vodka
One of the most expensive vodkas in the world goes by the name of DIVA Premium Vodka. Unlike most of the other luxurious liquors, this vodka owes its $1 million price tag to the exquisitely careful distillation and composition of the drink itself. Although the bottle, which has a center made of precious stones, is also a cause for some excitement, the liquid prepared from natural spring water and filtered through ice, Nordic birch charcoal, and crushed-diamond sand is still the main attraction.
4. Belver Bears Belvedere Vodka
Although valued at a much lesser price of $7,240, the vodka created by Belvedere is still expensive enough to make it into this list of the world’s most expensive vodkas. The Belver Bears vodka made its debut in France at the ultra-prestigious Cannes Film Festival and was served only to the very few fortunate ones who got to sit in the VIP rooms. So what’s all the hype about? Well, the bottle in which this reportedly limited edition of vodka comes in plexiglass, is bear-shaped, and has a backlit patch that makes the container positively glow.
5. Oval Vodka
Even though the oval-shape of this vodka’s bottle is a wondrous sight, you’ll be even more amazed by the sheer number of Swarovski crystals that adorn the outside of the container. Think of Oval Vodka as the perfect combination of the finest alcoholic liquor in the planet and the most bedazzling piece of jewelry you’ve ever laid your eyes on.
Be sure to keep that in mind as you are left $6,922 poorer after purchasing a bottle. Then, you won’t have to drown yourself in guilt or misery and just take pleasure in the indulgence of downing a shot of Oval Vodka.
6. Iordanov Vodka
To celebrate the drink’s long and elegant history, Iordanov created this particular line of luxurious vodka, which is said to be made of Wasser Water that came from as far away as Northern Europe. Although the range of vodkas he created came with cheaper varieties valued at $104 and $117, the top of the line comes with an astonishing price tag of $4,150. With 14,000 Swarovski crystals decorating the one-liter bottle, Iordanov’s most expensive vodka is sure to attract the attention of the rich and wannabe-rich alike.
7.Swarovski Studded Alize
What shows love better than a $2,000 bottle of Swarovski-Studded Alize vodka? When it was introduced in 2007, this limited edition drink was promoted as the ultimate present you can ever give to your loved one. Who wouldn’t leap with joy at being presented with a Swarovski crystal-adorned bottle containing a heavenly concoction of rose petals, strawberries, lychee, and French vodka?
Sure, when it comes to gift-giving, it’s the thought that counts, but why not go all the way and make your gift truly count? That’s what you’ll accomplish with a bottle of this vodka.Absolut Crystal
8. Absolut Crystal
Joining creative hands with Skogsberg and Smart, the company introduced the finest Absolut vodka edition ever to see the light of day – the Absolut Crystal. The bottles are crafted and engraved by talented workers in Sweden’s Reijmyre glassworks and are numbered individually to ensure authenticity.
This limited edition of vodka gets even more exclusive as the company intends to produce only 800 pieces and has carefully selected the retail outlets throughout the world that will carry the line. If you can manage to find one for sale, then you better be prepared to pay $1,000 for a bottle of this exquisite drink.
9. Magnum Grey Goose VodkaWith Chopard Jewelry as a creative partner, Grey Goose was able to come up with the Magnum Grey Goose Vodka edition that is sure to capture the interest of any liquor connoisseur. The vodka bottle’s top features a chic goose sculpture, while the bottle itself is housed in a cage-like basket. If the wonderful packaging is an indication of the delightful vodka experience awaiting you, then the $815 price tag of the drink shouldn’t matter so much.
10. Belvedere Vodka
Designed by the official Vodka sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival, Belvedere Vodka was created specifically for the 2011 prestigious event. It comes in a bow-tie-decorated and silver-sequin-adorned bottle that was crafted by world-famous Italian designer Roc Sine Labe Do. Valued at $800 per bottle, Belvedere Vodka is the last of the ten most expensive vodkas in the world.
Vodkas have a reputation for being one of the stiffer liquors. With the advent of luxury vodka editions and wonderfully embellished vodka packaging, the liquor is starting to earn a title for being among the most expensive drinks as well.