Fans of fancy spirits will definitely be interested to find out that the world’s most expensive cognac was auctioned off in New York by Sotheby’s for $134,750. Named “L’Odyssee D’un Roi” or “Journey of a King,” this exquisite drink is officially the most expensive bottle of cognac ever sold. The drink itself was created by cellar master Baptiste Loiseau using Louis XIII’s oldest eaux-de-vie, and it is just one of three in the world.
The second bottle will be auctioned off in Hong Kong in October, while a third will find a buyer in London in November. Each bottle comes in a leather trunk that was hand-stitched entirely by hand by Hermes’s experts. A crystal decanter is also a part of the deal, of course. Other highlights include four beautiful mouth-blown serving glasses, which were engraved by hand in Saint-Louis, France at the royal cristallerie. The set that was sold in New York featured a map of North America on the glasses an bottle, and the one that will be put under the hammer in Hong Kong will have a representation of Asia’s map. Naturally, the third set will show off the continent of Europe.