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10 most expensive cognacs in the history of the world

In this ranking, we collected the most expensive Cognacs of the World, which have ever been sold at the price set by the brandy manufacturer. The rating is presented from the cheapest to the most expensive brandy brands. Courvoisier L’Esprit Decanter ($ 4687) The oldest spirits of this venerable blend date back to the times of the French empire of Napoleon I. It is not surprising that the aroma of the drink contains exquisite floral notes combined with hints of dried apricots and cinnamon.

It is also quite predictable that this cognac has an incredible long-lasting aftertaste. Jenssen Arcana ($ 5150) This drink is aged for at least 98 years. Moreover, without any particular need for his barrels, he does not leave. Only after receiving a specific order, manufacturers fill with cognac the appropriate number of bottles supplied with a special certificate and delivered to a happy buyer. This state of affairs causes the drink to have a particularly rich, multifaceted flavor bouquet.

Hine Triomphe Talent De Thomas Hine Crystal Decanter ($ 5625) As can be seen from the very name of brandy, it is not sold in bottles, but in special decanters. In order to preserve the inherent floral aroma of the drink, each such decanter is placed in an expensive cigar humidor, made either from Honduran mahogany or from Indonesian ebony. Frapin Cuvée 1888 ($ 6000) Like the previous drink, this cognac is also sold in decanters. True, these English-fashioned vessels will be a higher class. They are made of crystal and sealed with corks made of gold of the highest standard.

The very same drink is especially famous for its floral aroma, enriched with honey notes and hints of sweet spices. Martell Creation Cognac In Handcarved Baccarat Decanter ($ 7000) The drink, which heads the second five of the brandy top, is made according to the technology developed at the beginning of the last century. Hints of dried fruit, marmalade, cedar and walnuts are guessed in the soft, but at the same time saturated flavor of cognac. Johnnie Walker: Le Voyage de Delamain ($ 7400) This cognac, which is very popular with collectors, has a very specific taste. It contains echoes of coffee, tobacco, oriental spices and leather.

Hardy Perfection 140 years ($ 12,100) A rare drink of 140 years of aging, which is a desirable prey for collectors. Its taste, according to connoisseurs, is full of chocolate, coffee and oak notes. Remy Martin Cognac Black Pearl Louis XIII ($ 51,560) A striking blend of 1200 varieties of cognac spirits aged from 40 to 100 years. Hence the rich aroma of the drink, containing shades of flowers, fruits, cinnamon, ginger and Cuban cigars. Hennessy Beaute du Siecle Cognac ($ 187,500) This, once the most expensive cognac in the world, is made from selected Hennessy alcohols, whose age ranges between 47 and 100 years of aging.

The series of the drink, numbering only 100 bottles, has already been bought up by wealthy collectors who wished to remain anonymous. However, it should be noted that the price of brandy included the price of a bottle made of Baccarat crystal, a wooden case, trimmed with mirrors and velvet inside, a highly artistic bronze tray, as well as a branded crystal decanter and four glasses decorated with golden leaves. Henri IV, Cognac Grande Champagne ($ 2,000,000) This is not only the most expensive brandy, but also the most expensive alcoholic drink in the world. It is aged for at least one hundred years, and in barrels that have undergone preliminary five-year processing. It is poured into designer vessels shaped like a fancy shell, which weigh 400 kilograms each and consist of an alloy of platinum and gold of the highest standard. 6500 diamonds serve as decoration.

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