Wuliangye is a famous brand of traditional Chinese liquor that recently announced the launch of a luxury gold-encrusted bottle of spirits, priced at a whopping 298,000 yuan (approximately US$46,600). The precious bottle can be found at a luxury supermarket in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province and boats a 24-karat gold cap and base.
The Chinese liquor was made in Yibin, Sichuan Province, after a secret five-grain recipe from the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Each bottle contains 500 milliliters of the special liquor, distilled in 1990. One milliliter of the precious beverage costs no less than 452 yuan or approximately US$70. This however only explains a part of the steep price for one bottle. The 180 grams of pure gold that adorns each bottle justifies the rest. Based on the price of gold (100 yuan per gram), the luxe bottle alone should cost 72,000 yuan, or some US$11,250. Now you have one more reason to visit China soon!