Friday, 29 February 2008

The World's Most Expensive Cognac

The world's most expensive cognac is Henri IV Dudognon Heritage which has been produced since 1776 and is aged in barrels for more than 100 years. The price tag will make you faint – it's £1 million!

The bottle is dipped in 24k gold and platinum and decorated with 6,500 certified brilliant cut diamonds. With an approximate weight of 8 Kilograms, it is filled with 100 cl. of Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne that contains an alcohol content of 41%. This jewelled packing was master crafted by the well known jeweller Jose Davalos.

The name Henri IV honours the French King (1553-1610) who is a direct ancestor of Claudine Dudognon–Buraud, heiress to Maison Dudognon, which is located in the centre of the smallest area of France's Cognac Grande Champagne region. I

If you fancy something a little cheaper then you can always go for the £9,000 bottle dipped in gold and silver instead!

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