Since the beginning of time, humankind has been fascinated with alcohol- the magical spirit that when consumed changes your world for a brief time-period. We have over the years mastered our blends, packaged them better and come up with new variations of the drink- whisky, brandy, rum, cognac, wine… the list is long!
Over the years, we have also invented different variations of the same drink for different people- some for those who are looking for a pocket friendly way to get intoxicated and some to impress the elite. The vodka we are about to tell you about is one that was created for the latter purpose.
Ladies and Gentlemen, say hello to the Russo Baltique vodka- one of the world’s most expensive vodkas. Now don’t expect a reciprocation of your greetings from this bottle, for it was finely crafted for only the most elite and if Hollywood movies are to be trusted, then what comes from Russia is not friendly at all. This bottle comes for $1.3 Million! Every drop counts goes the saying and if you don’t agree, then you should probably buy yourself this bottle!
Some would be derisive at this juncture. Why should a bottle of vodka cost such a fortune? Let us tell you why.
On first inspection of the packaging itself, one can tell that this wasn’t meant to be any ordinary drink. The Russo Baltique vodka does not come in a bottle. What you see here is a flask made from melted gold coins that were cast between 1908 and 1912, making it a true vintage beauty (step aside, Marilyn Monroe). See that cap of the bottle? It is not a cap, it is a crown. This crown is made from white and yellow gold, the aura of which is augmented with diamonds. On closer inspection, the crown itself appears to be designed to replicate the Russian Imperial Eagle. Another added feature of the bottle is that it is bulletproof so that you don’t need to worry about your Vodka getting spilled during a gun fight (these Russians are very meticulous).
It’s not just the extravagant packaging of the bottle that makes it so costly however. Being a Russian brand of vodka, one can expect that this spirit is distilled to perfection, which it truly is.
If you had this bottle of vodka handy on you, what would you do- open it to try it or sell it?
Tell us in the comments below (we promise we won’t tell the Russians)!