This Vodka Day, we’re celebrating five of the world’s most expensive, limited edition vodkas. If you’re a vodka lover, you’ll want these in your bar. By Shikha Pushpan
Billionaire Vodka worth US$7.25 million
The world’s most expensive vodka is the 2015 iteration of Leon Verres’s Billionaire Vodka that embodies luxury like no other drink. Filtered with diamonds, the 18-litre bottle comes decorated with about 2,000 diamonds set in gold, with an outer dressing of deep black faux fur for a guilt-free touch of royalty. The bottle is a refined and an even more luxe version of the previous edition of Billionaire Vodka that was priced at US$3.7 million.
The Eye of the Dragon worth US$5.5 million
Dragon symbolises wealth and good fortune. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the Hong Kong-based Royal Dragon Vodka designed the US$5.5 million-worth bottle in the form of a dragon, carefully carving it with millions-worth of diamonds. The bottle is adorned with 15,000 diamonds weighing 4.5 pounds of 18-carat gold, besides 50-karat yellow diamonds. Inside the bottle lies one of the smoothest vodkas available in the market—attained by charcoal distilling the winter rye five times.
Russo-Baltique Vodka worth US$1.35 million
Created by Russian automaker, Russo Balt, this bottle of vodka is a pure gem. It is made of 100% shatter-proof glass, which means the owner will not lose a drop of the drink even if the bottle is dropped from a height. Besides, it is crowned with the Russian Imperial Eagle, symbolic of the Czarian royalty. The first ever bottle was gifted to Prince Albert of Monaco and has featured in the third season of television series, House of Cards.
Diva Vodka worth US$1 million
This special vodka is triple filtered through ice, Birch charcoal, and lastly through semi-precious gems, before it is packaged in a bottle adorned with jewels. While the original creation, accentuated by a niche packing, is priced at US$ 1 million, buyers can also go for the non-jewelled bottle for US$ 4,000. But then, who likes to keep it simple?
Russo-Baltique (old) worth US$ 740,000
Especially created to woo the royalty of Russia, this older creation by the Russian automaker was given birth to mark the company’s 100th anniversary. Here, the spirit is bottled in flasks that are replicas of the radiator guards that were used in Russo-Balt’s cars. They were designed using pennies that were in circulation between 1908 and 1912 (when Russo-Balt came out with its first cars). The bottle’s cap embodies the Russian Imperial Eagle in white and yellow gold, taking the price of the bottle to a whopping US$740,000.