It’s a perfect day to raise a toast! On this Vodka Day, check out some of the most expensive vodka brands in the world.
1. The Eye of the Dragon $7.7 million
Created by Hong Kong-based Dutch company Royal Dragon, The Eye of the Dragon is a hand-blown bottle, stylized with a dragon, studded with 50-karats yellow diamonds in addition to approximately 15,000 clear cut diamonds worth 620 karats. Filled with Royal Dragon Imperial Vodka, the bottle is placed in a solid 18-karat gold case.
2. Billionaire Vodka – $3.7 Million
The Billionaire Vodka is a crystal diamond-studded bottle, covered in white faux-fur, with a solid gold neckband and label. The vodka itself is triple filtered— first via ice, then Nordic birch charcoal and lastly through the sand of crushed diamonds and other gemstones.
3. New Russo-Baltique Vodka – $1.3 Million
crafted to commemorate Russian car company Russo-Balt’s 100th anniversary, the new Russo Baltique Vodka maintains the previous Russian Imperial Eagle crown. The vodka comes in a 100% shatter-proof glass bottle with a flask made from the radiator guard of a vintage Russo-Baltique automobile.
4. DIVA Premium Vodka – $1 Million
With a center made from precious Swarovski crystals, the Diva vodka bottle looks much like a decorative art piece that can be gifted as a souvenir. The vodka is produced from pure spring water giving it its unique taste, which is then filtered through ice, Nordic birch charcoal, and crushed diamond sand.
5. The Old Russo-Baltique Vodka – $740,000
Created as part of a limited edition series, Russo Balt created and released only ten bottles of the old Russo Baltique vodka. The bottles were solid-gold replicas of the car’s radiator glass and weighed 20 pounds each, while the caps were made of yellow and white gold and topped with the now-iconic diamond-studded Russian imperial eagle. On purchase of one bottle of this vodka, buyers would receive a Dartz Prombron Iron Diamond SUV for free.
6. Kors Vodka 24k, George V Limited Edition $34,200
A crystal handcrafted bottle designed with 24-karat gold, Kors 24k George V vodka is made using an ancient recipe that was shared by Czar Nicholas II with his cousin, which was then replicated by George V. The vodka inside is prepared using a thorough process of distillation with solid gold pipes and then infusing the liquid with diamonds.
7. Absolut Crystal Pinstripe bottle $14,000
A collaboration with Swedish designers Magnus Skosberg and Mimi Smart the Absolut Crystal Pinstripe Vodka was made using a simple bottle fashioned from high-quality crystal from Sweden’s Reijmyre Glassworks which was packaged inside a treasure chest made out of pinstripe fabric. The design was created by Magnus Skosberg and Mimi Smart.
8. Belver Bears Belvedere Vodka – $7,240
A collaboration between the Polish company Belvedere and singer-songwriter DJ Jean-Roch, the Belver Bears Belvedere Vodka was first displayed at the Cannes Film Festival in the year 2011. Made using pure water from artisan wells, the vodka is distilled four times and placed inside bottles that are made from translucent plexiglass and equipped with backlights for dramatic effect.
9. OVAL Swarovski Crystal Vodka – $6,922
Packaged in a white Nappa leather casket, the OVAL vodka bottle is studded with over 7,000 Swarovski crystals. The vodka is produced in Vienna, Austria made with 100 per cent pure wheat through a patented process that takes eleven days to complete. The vodka is served only in certain exclusive nightclubs in London such as The Embassy, Tramp, Maddox, and Dolce.
10. Iordanov Vodka – $4,353
German brand Iordanov Vodka launched its ‘Decadence Version’ bottle in March 2011. Decorated with 8,000 Swarovski crystals, the vodka is made using Wasser Water, which is collected from a remote region in Northern Europe.