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The most expensive brandy in the world

French cognac is today considered the best. It is called the divine Hennessy Cognac Ellipse Beverage. Wealthy gourmets sometimes acquire a peculiar hobby – they collect rare kinds of cognac. Beverage manufacturers periodically delight connoisseurs in limited editions. Famous French cognac houses often produce product lines under their own brand, just one bottle of which can be equal in value to the whole state. It is logical to assume that the most expensive brandy should be the best.

At the same time, the cost of the drink will include the manufacturers’ skill, special recipes, and exposure in special conditions, and original packaging, often handmade or with an abundance of jewelry. Such cognac is bought not to drink, but to enjoy it. In addition, not everyone can afford this luxury. There are a great many brands of brandy, from time to time representing collectible copies of their products. Therefore, before awarding any of them with the title “The most expensive cognac in the world”, you must first compare the brands with the highest price. Another important factor is the ratio of the qualities of the beverage itself and the high cost of its packaging, which manufacturers usually do not skimp on in such cases. So, considering all these nuances, in order to choose the most expensive cognac, we will try to compare the most valuable copies of different brands.

5. Hennessy Ellipse Cognac
In fact, this is not the most expensive cognac in the world, but certainly one of the most famous. Even notorious sober-drinkers and yazvenniki at least once heard of Hennessy brandy. The bottles into which this collection drink is bottled are exclusive in themselves. They have a special elliptical shape, the idea of ​​which was proposed by the designer Thomas Bastide, who collaborates with the equally well-known firm Baccarat.

Hennessy Ellipse collection cognac itself is based on brandy spirits selected by seven generations of the Fiyu family that owns the company. Unlike classical variations, this one has a fortress of not 40, but as much as 43.5%. Total released 2 thousand copies of Hennessy Ellipse. Courvoisier L’Esprit Cognac Each crystal carafe with a drink, decorated with seven hemispheres, has a serial number. The minimum price for a bottle of Hennessy Ellipse is about 8 thousand dollars.

4. Courvoisier L’Esprit Cognac
This is truly a legendary drink. Courvoisier L’Esprit is made from brandy spirits harvested from the time of Napoleon III and Edward VII. Even the youngest part of the blend of this excellent brandy is more than 80 years old. Thanks to this combination of alcohols, Courvoisier L’Esprit has a unique changeable aroma and noble bright taste with notes of expensive cigars and hazelnuts.

The characteristic aftertaste of this brandy lasts about half an hour, revealing its complex and unique character. Courvoisier L’Esprit is poured into decanters of prestigious Lalique brand crystal, which can best demonstrate its gorgeous dark amber color. In the line of this unique brandy only 2 thousand bottles. The minimum price of one is about 7 thousand dollars.

3. Cognac Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum
This is an exclusive series of brandy from Paul Emile Remy Martin, dedicated to the French monarch. With the Rémy Martin cognac, the complete taste and aroma of the Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum is bound to last a hundred years in a special barrel called “Tieson” made of Limousin oak. It consists of about 1,200 varieties of brandy spirits. Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum is poured into special shape decanters called “Black Pearl”, the design of which was invented by Baccarat specialists. Each has its own serial number. AT

This produced 358 bottles of this brandy. The design of the carafes was copied from the appearance of a metal flask, according to a legend found by a peasant in 1569 at the battle between Catholics and Huguenots. In 1850, it was acquired by the Remy Martin family. After some time, the flask was transferred to the Paris Museum, from where it subsequently disappeared under strange circumstances. On Hennessy Beaute du Siecle Cognac today all copies of the Rémy Martin Louis XIII Black Pearl Magnum are sold out. The last bottle of this cognac acquired some married couple from China. This pleasure cost them 34 thousand dollars.

2. Hennessy Beaute du Siecle Cognac
Again in our ranking cognac marked under the brand Hennessy. This time it will be a question of a more expensive copy. Hennessy Beaute du Siecle will conquer the real connoisseur with purity and refinement of taste. Only 100 bottles of this exclusive brandy were produced, which, by the way, were immediately sold out. The names of the current owners of collection copies of Hennessy Beaute du Siecle are kept secret. Sharing such a luxury and the truth does not want anyone.

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