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Russo-Baltique: The World’s Most Expensive Vodka

29. October 2009 by Christy 0 Comments

Aficionados from around the world flock to Russia to sample the country’s many fine brands of vodka. However, while many may sample, only a privileged few may try Russo-Baltique, the world’s most expensive vodka. 


Created by Russian car maker Russo-Baltique, the premium vodka is priced at a whopping $1.3 million per bottle. The vodka, intended to “woo Russian royalty, tycoons, and wealthy aficionados worldwide,” premiered at the Top Marques at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco last year. Here, Russo-Baltique representatives presented Prince Albert of Monaco with the very first bottle. It’s not known whether the prince sampled the vodka or stored it on the shelf as artwork as company officials recommend. 

 

Nearly all of the vodka’s value is in the packaging. The flask, a replica of the radiator guard used for the Russo-Baltique cars, is made from gold coins minted between 1908 and 1912. This is around the time the company manufactured its first car. The flask cap is made from white and yellow gold and contains a diamond-encrusted replica of the Russian Imperial Eagle. The bottle itself is made of bulletproof glass 30 centermeters thick, so not a single precious drop will escape.

 

According to a release, Russo-Baltique created Russo-Baltique Vodka to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the company’s factory. Princess Regina Abdurazakova of Kazakhstan helped finance the project and is even said to have offered suggestions about the vodka’s packaging and composition. Company officials said she needed to find something to do with her father’s money.


For more information about this extravagantly priced vodka, please visit the company’s website.