Hard liquor—a beverage that has a long history of causing good, life-changing experiences and fatalities. People have been drinking hard liquor since the time of ancient civilizations, and today, there are approximately forty-five different types of hard liquor, ranging from specific kinds of wine to Everclear. As a college student, you are probably familiar with vodka, gin, whisky, tequila, rum, and more. There are four levels of hard liquor: nasty and cheap, suicide, common, and luxury.
Velicoff, Duggan, Wodka, and Georgi are some examples of nasty and cheap liquor. Please do not purchase and drink one. They are disgusting. It is degrading if you show up to a party holding one of these bottles. If you plan to drink one, I would recommend you to mix it up and pour it into a neutral bottle or something. Those beverages cause serious hangovers and unstoppable puke sessions. Usually, you start to see more of those kinds near the end of the month when students are low on money.
Suicide liquor, such as Everclear, is the most degrading and disgusting liquor on the market. Please do not purchase and drink a bottle of Everclear. There is no point of doing so. Everclear can cook eggs, which means it can do a lot of harmful stuff in your body. You won’t remember anything after two or three shots and wake up in the worst condition. Your body won’t thank you.
Jack Daniels, Southern Comfort (SOCO), Jaggermeister, Jim Beam, and Svedka are under the category of common liquor. You won’t look silly if you show up to a party with a bottle of those brands in your hand. Sometimes they cause severe hangovers, but sometimes you wake up feeling perfectly normal. It varies with different people.
Now, it’s time for the exciting part, expensive liquor! Some of the expensive brands are Grey Goose Vodka, Dan Akroydʼs Crystal Head Vodka, Patron Tequila, and Laphroaig. You probably will not even need to mix them up. They are usually versatile and smooth. And it is definitely okay to show up a party holding an expensive bottle of liquor, but do not leave it unattended. Otherwise, someone might steal a shot too many! Those brands usually cost approximately $60 a bottle.
Sixty dollars may seem a lot to you, but you will not believe the prices of the world’s top five most expensive liquors. They might never be affordable in your lifetime, but what makes those liquors so expensive is fascinating!
There are many different websites that show different rankings of the world’s most expensive liquor, but I am going to use KSUBuzz’s list.
Fifth place goes to Wray and Nephew Rum, owned by the company that makes Captain Morgan. It is unknown how many there are left in existence. A single 750mL bottle of Wray and Nephew Rum costs $54,000.
The worldʼs fourth most expensive liquor goes to Nunʼs Island, Galway Distillery, 25-Year-Old Pure Pot Still Whisky. You can buy a dram of this whiskey for a little more than $3,000 at the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. One of the owners of the restaurant stated that the restaurant has not had an empty seat in a few years. A single 750mL bottle costs $195,000, and today there are no more unopened bottles left.
The bronze medal belongs to Diva Premium Vodka, made in England. It is triple distilled through Nordic birch charcoal and re-filtered through a tube of diamonds. The price ranges from $3,800 to $1.6 million, depending on the quantity of diamond you want in your bottle. This bottle of Vodka is the closest you will ever get to drinking diamonds.
La Ley del Diamante Tequila is the winner of the silver medal. It took 32 artisan glass blowers to make a bottle of La Ley del Diamante. After the glassblowing process, the bottle takes a dip in pure platinum and then sterling silver with 6,000 brilliant-cut diamonds. The tequila is made from agave (cactus fruit), and the tequila stays in a dark room for nine years before being put on the market. The bottle costs $1.5 million.
The worldʼs most expensive liquor is Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne made by the same company that makes La Ley del Diamante Tequila. This bottle was created for wealthy people in Dubai; however, it has not been sold yet because all buyers thought tequila was not a luxury spirit. The production is almost the same as the production of La Ley del Diamante Tequila, except that the bottle is dipped in pure gold and made with more diamonds. The bottle costs $1.9 million.
Whether you will try more expensive liquors or not, remember to drink responsibly!