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  • What do you think billionaires do  when they're just kicking back?  

  • The answer is most likely they get buzzed on  alcohol as many regular nine-to-fivers do.  

  • The only difference is what they drink could end  up costing more than you'll make in a lifetime,  

  • because you're poor. 7. The most expensive beer 

  • Beer. It's the go-to alcohol for many people  in the world. That's why it's arguably the  

  • most social of drinks, and luckily it doesn't  usually cost very much at all. In fact, you can  

  • get yourself a beer in the Czech Republic for  about $1.50, which according to ex-pat websites  

  • isn't much more than folks over there pay for  water. Some say beer runs like water in the Czech  

  • Republic, so not surprisingly this is the top  country for beer consumption. On average, each  

  • person consumes around 190 liters of beer a yearYep, no other country comes even close to that

  • One thing we can say for sure is most of the  people in that country would scoff if you  

  • offered them a beer costing 100 bucks. We actually  found quite a lot of beers that go for that price,  

  • some of them with names we all know. Take for instance the well-known label  

  • called Samuel Adams. It has a special beer, its  champagne of beers, called Samuel AdamsUtopias”.  

  • This is how the founder of the company described  these 200 buck beers, “It's kind of the Starship  

  • Enterprise of beerit takes beer where no beer  has been before.” You're not supposed to chug  

  • it like some college students would do with their  everyday beers, you're supposed to sip it. It has  

  • a 28 percent volume, so knocking back a bottle  in five seconds would give you quite the hit

  • That's expensive, but we found  even more expensive beers

  • There's a beer calledTutankhamun Ale”, which  according to news reports was the creation of  

  • an Egyptologist. This guy apparently found  residues of beer inside the Sun Temple of  

  • Nefertiti in Egypt and got to work making  a beer based on what those Egyptians made

  • If you didn't know, beer drinking goes back  as long as human history has been recorded.  

  • In fact, some people say beer was one  reason for many advances in the world.  

  • It's always been important stuff. The English  almost had a revolution when the government  

  • wanted to stop the textile workers from getting  free ale during their mega-hard workdays.  

  • Beer is the boss and has  been for thousands of years

  • Anyway, Tutankhamun Ale was going  for five thousand pounds a bottle,  

  • which works out at around seven thousand  dollars. But that was for the first bottle.  

  • It seems after that you could get one for  a mere $70. Still, since so few were made,  

  • those that weren't snapped up were sold on laterIn the US, some people paid $500 for a bottle

  • This is how one person reviewed it,  “Very interesting beer, to say the least.  

  • It was good! Just different. I would  say it's an experience worth going for!” 

  • That's still not the most expensive beer ever  sold. The record, we think, goes to a beer made  

  • by a Scottish brewery called Brew Dog. They made  a beer calledThe End of History.” While some  

  • bottles went for just $1,000, the most expensive  one ever sold went for $20,000. That's a lot for  

  • your average American. In fact, it would be  like Jeff Bezos paying two billion for a beer

  • The End of History was a whopping 55 percent  in volume, so it certainly wasn't the kind  

  • of thing you throw down your neck. What was so  special about it? Well, inside the bottle was  

  • a taxidermized squirrel or hare. You also helped  the brewery raise funds by buying one. Apparently,  

  • it contained flavors of Scottish nettles and  juniper berries. We don't think the dead animal  

  • did much for the taste, and if that's your thinghead over to Cambodia, or Thailand, or Laos,  

  • and you can get some hooch containing a snake or  scorpion which will set you back hardly anything  

  • and allegedly make your John Thomas grow. Disclaimer: The Infographics Show does not  

  • espouse, condone, or recommend drinking  strange brew containing dead animals

  • 6. Most expensive wine Oh, glorious wine, the nectar of the Gods,  

  • the apple of the eye of Dionysusthe drink that  attracts some of the world's most pretentious  

  • people, folks willing to spend big and  talk big about glorified grape juice

  • You might have heard people  discussing Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines,  

  • which is actually just a region  in the Rhone Valley in France.  

  • Wines from here don't come cheap, and so  they've made it into jokes in popular culture.  

  • In the movie Anchorman 2, Ron Burgundy hit  his head and said, “I drank half a bottle of  

  • ketchup thinking it was Châteauneuf-du-Pape!” Yep, this is one of the most renowned expensive  

  • wines. Still, if you go online, you'll find  you can pick up a bottle for a mere $28.  

  • That's the cheap stuff. You can  also find bottles for almost $1,500. 

  • This is still chump-change for some wine loversWe're not sure if you've heard of the story,  

  • but a clever dude in the US duped people  out of millions by selling them fake wine.  

  • One of the Koch brothers gave that guy $2 million  for wines that weren't what they seemed. He was  

  • paying in the region of 50 to 100 thousand dollars  for regular wines that came in fake bottles

  • Later, Koch had an auction in which he was  off-loading around 45,000 bottles of his precious  

  • winethe good stuff, not the fakes. Just one  of the bottles was expected to go for $120,000.  

  • That was a Rothschild 1945. Remember, that's peanuts to  

  • a multibillionaire. Put it this way, when Elon  Musk was making stupid money in 2020 and 2021,  

  • he was adding $432 million to his net worth every  day. What's a paltry $120,000 to people like that,  

  • or folks with many fewer billions. They  could lose that much down the back of the  

  • sofa and they'd never know it was missing. After hearing that, you won't be too shocked  

  • to hear that in 2010 someone at an auction in Hong  Kong paid $328,000 for a bottle of Chateau Lafite  

  • Rothschild. You can actually find these wines  online going for just $70, but this was an 1869,  

  • apparently a good year and very rare. According  to reports, most of the bidders were Chinese

  • At the time, this was the most expensive bottle  of wine ever sold, but it got pipped in 2018.  

  • That was the year someone paid $558,000 for  a bottle of 1945 Romanée-Conti. The buyer was  

  • an Asian wine collector. Just after he spentsmall fortune on that bottle an American buyer  

  • paid $496,000 for the same wine. This amounts  to close to $100,000 for one solitary glass.  

  • Imagine knocking it over! That stain would be  worth the same as a standard Porsche 911 Carrera

  • This is what Bloomberg said about where the  wine was grown, “Of its seven fabled reds  

  • and one white, those from the tiny 4.5-acre  Romanée-Conti vineyard are absolutely iconic,  

  • the epitome of the highest-quality Burgundy.” Not  long ago someone said they'd poison all the vines  

  • on that land if the owner didn't give them over  one million bucks. They didn't get away with it

  • A 2009 version of thisfabledwine will  now set you back over $3,000 a bottle.  

  • Apparently, this is what you get for your  money, “Amazingly complex aromas, long,  

  • savory layers of earth and spice flavors, and  a silky texture that transfixes your tongue.” 

  • Now let's shake things up a bit. 5. The most expensive cider 

  • Ok, so we've just discussed the chosen drink of  the high-society milieu, the people that don't  

  • regularly mix with the sort of folks watching  this video. Now let's get low down and dirty  

  • and discuss a drink that is more connected  with the working people, a drink in the UK  

  • that comes in three-liter bottles and is quaffed  by what the press has called theimpoverished”,  

  • anti-social”, “under-ageand as any Brits will  tell you, thedesperate.” Hey, at just over  

  • three quid ($4.1) for a three-liter bottle of 8.4  percent hooch the stuff is an absolute bargain

  • But let's leave the likes ofWhite Lightning”  andFrosty Jack's” alone for now. We don't want  

  • anyone having a panic attack here. Let's instead  focus on the ciders of the privileged class,  

  • where golden apples hang from luxurious trees. Actually, ciders it seems don't get that  

  • expensive. We went online window shopping and  struggled to find any ciders worthy of the palette  

  • of a billionaire. Sure, you could get your hands  on a bottle ofSea Cider Prohibitionfor $25,  

  • but that's hardly a massive step up from the  stuff that boasts “50 percent offon the label

  • The French of course make cider sound really  expensive. Imagine telling your buddy you just  

  • cracked open your third bottle of Frosty Jacks and  he then tells you with an air of disgust that he's  

  • about to quaff his first bottle ofEric Bordelet  'Perlant' Jus de Pommes a Sydre.” Snob. He would  

  • have paid in the region of $18 for his drink. In  your mind you're a winner because after a bit of  

  • adding up you've worked out you've effectivelypercent-wise, gotten yourself a real bargain

  • A bottle ofCidre Dupontservewill cost you  about $35. A bottle ofDomaine de Kervéguen Cuvée  

  • Carpe Diem Prestige”, even though it sounds greatcosts just $25. It seems like that's about as much  

  • as an expensive cider will cost, so we'll leave it  there and now get into the most expensive kinds of  

  • booze you can buy that's not wine. 4. The most expensive rum 

  • Some of you philistines out there would  spoil a good rum by adding Cola to it,  

  • but we know a few of you rum aficionados  would never defile a good drink by mixing it  

  • with unknown chemicals. You would never consider  doing that with a glass ofLegacy by Angostura”.  

  • This is a rum that comes from TrinidadTobago and will set you back around $35,000. 

  • Unlike wine, people aren't buying it  because it's old. It's just said to be  

  • of really high quality and if you bought  a decanter of it you'd be only one of 20  

  • other people who were rich enough to buy one. If you wanted to buy some rum right now and not  

  • have to go to an auction for it, you could  spend just over $5,000 and pick up a bottle  

  • ofAppleton Estate 50 Years Jamaican  Independence Reserve.” Quite a few  

  • online stores saysold out”, but we found some  places that have a couple of bottles in stock

  • We think the winner for the rum is  the “J. Wray and Nephew 1940s rum”,  

  • or at least it's the winner in terms of what you  can find online and buy now. This stuff in the  

  • past has gone for $50,000. The 25-year old of its  kind you can see for sale now at around $12,000. 

  • Some of the most expensive bottles ever sold were  found in a stately house in the city of Leeds in  

  • northern England. That rum was bottled withfew others back in 1780. In 2014, they were all  

  • sold at auction for around $11,000 each. The guy who owned the house said this,  

  • “I had always known the bottles were down there  but I wouldn't have given them another look.”  

  • This man was already related to an Earl  and part of England's rich, so he gave  

  • the proceeds of the auction to a charity. Ok, on to something even more expensive 

  • 3. The world's most expensive cognac Cognac is also one of those drinks  

  • you associate with the wealthy. It's the kind of  thing you drink in the drawing-room after dinner  

  • while smoking cigars and talking with bearded  gentlemen about how you plan to do an arms deal  

  • with a dictator on the other side of the world. We went to a website and as soon as it opened  

  • a man in a serious voice said, “Dare to  taste, Remy Martin Black Pearl Louis XIII  

  • Cognacand then he waffles on about becoming a  “master of timeor something like that. They've  

  • obviously hired one of those high-paid  copywriters because instead of talking  

  • about what booze doesgets you sloppythe  website mentionssensibility and temporality.” 

  • That kind of talk doesn't come cheap. A bottle of  this stuff right now will cost you around $40,000.  

  • There are plenty of them, too. Right now you  can buy the magnum version for almost $130,000,  

  • which makes this cognac an expensive tipple  indeed. That's why it's the drink of choice  

  • for British arms dealerswell, maybe it is. It's not the most expensive though.  

  • We found a bottle of Gautier Cognac that was made  in 1762. At an auction, it went for $144,525. 

  • Now for something Russian  arms dealers like to drink

  • 2. The most expensive vodka Ok, so there's something calledBillionaire  

  • Vodka”. That's because it costs $3.7 millionbottle. That's sure to elicit thestarving kids  

  • around the worldcliché. Who could seriously  live with themselves for buying a bottle

  • The thing is, the reason it's so expensive is  that it's not just thepurest and softest vodka”,  

  • but because when it was made the water flowed  over diamonds. Yep, that's true. But the  

  • main reason it costs so much is that there are  3,000 diamonds studded onto the bottle itself.  

  • There's another vodka calledRoyal Dragon  Vodkathat costs US$5.5 million, but again,  

  • your paying for diamond-studded packaging. That's kind of cheating. What about regular  

  • vodka? How much does that go for? There's Absolut's “Crystal Pinstripe  

  • Black Bottle”. It doesn't come with gold or  diamonds or certain kinds of gems, but it  

  • is a crystal bottle. It costs just over $1,000. There's theStoli Elit: Himalayan Editionvodka  

  • which has nice packaging but nothing too over  the top. One of the reasons it's so expensive  

  • is the fact it was made with Himalayan water. For  $3,000 you apparently get a really smooth taste.  

  • It's the kind of stuff rappers  drink before getting into a fight

  • It looks as though that's the thing with  expensive vodkas; it's mostly about the bling.  

  • If they're not covered in gems or made on  the moon they generally don't cost too much.  

  • You can still buy some brands for $100 to $300,  though, that don't come in a special bottle. It's  

  • the same with tequila. The expensive stuff hasluxury package, so we're not going there again.  

  • Let's instead focus on arguably the most famous  spirit of them all, a drink that doesn't require  

  • bling to make it ridiculously expensive. The most expensive whisky 

  • The scots have been making and drinking  whisky for quite some time, so you won't  

  • be surprised to hear that collectors pay  large amounts for some of the older stuff

  • They don't have to be too old to costlot, though. Take for instance theOctomore  

  • 10-year-old 2nd edition”. It costs $235. Then  you've got the “2004 George T. Stagg Kentucky  

  • Straight Bourbon Whiskeycosting around $550.  Someone commented on the latter, saying it  

  • has a “quality that defies belief”. You're not  paying for age here, or diamonds, just quality.  

  • Then you've got Macallan's “1824 series”,  which despite the name doesn't have an age  

  • on the bottle. Those can go for around $900. Like wine drinkers, some whisky drinkers  

  • take their hobby seriously. This is how one  person described smelling that 1824 stuff

  • Buttery and creamy, with grapefruit-tinged  citrus notes providing background sharpness.  

  • On top of that comes layers of more  traditional sherry notes, with milk chocolate,  

  • sugared raisins, and spiced apple.” Still, the most expensive stuff has been  

  • aged a fair while. A bottle ofBowmore  1957” has an average price of $710,220.  

  • Right now online you can buy a “Bowmore 'Black  Bowmore' Finest Single Malt Scotch Whisky”  

  • for just over $40,000. A “Springbank 1919”  is just $78,000 a bottle, which is a similar  

  • price to many regular vintage whiskies. As for the big guns, a “Macallan 1926”  

  • from a certain cask went for over $2.6 million in  2019. It was called theHoly Grailof whiskies.  

  • Not many people have tasted it. One guy that did  taste it said, “It's a great whisky - but I've had  

  • better.” A bottle from the same batch had earlier  sold for $1.2 million. From what we can see,  

  • if we're not talking about fancy bottles, these  are the most expensive drinks in the world

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