Last week, we reported on a tasting of the Remy Martin Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 that fetches $22,000 a bottle. Today, Forbes is featuring a cognac they claim is the world’s most expensive cognac, Cognac Croizet Cuvée Leonie 1858.
A bottle of Cognac Croizet Cuvée Leonie 1858 will set you back about $150,000 a bottle, if you can find it. The Hong Kong InterContinental is serving 40 milliliters (about 1.3 ounces) for about $8,800 making it according to the Guinness Book of Records the “Most Expensive Shot of Cognac.”
Cognac Croizet Cuvée Leonie 1858 is made from grapes that were planted during Julius Ceasar’s Gallic campaign around 55 B.C. The vines that produced these grapes were destroyed during the French Wine Blight, making this cognac irreproducible.