The world’s most expensive gin
Have you noticed the increasing popularity of gin lately? Everywhere you look there’s a new gin bar that’s popped up, or a new gin cocktail on the menu. Don’t get us wrong, we’re all in favour of the movement, but it did get us wondering why all the love for gin all of a sudden?
As it turns out, it’s not all of a sudden at all. In fact, gin has been around since the 17th century when it was first created in the Netherlands as an anti-inflammatory, of all things (exactly why we drink it – medicinal purposes). From there it moved to England where it became a staple on cocktail menus, and that’s where it’s remained ever since – an ever-present fixture in any self-respecting bar, pub or tavern, and a firm favourite throughout the decades.
There has, however, been a recent surge in its popularity, particularly with regards to craft gin, and this can be attributed to its versatility, its affordability, and its accessibility. Unlike other spirits that require complex distilling processes, gin can be made very quickly and easily, and can take on a number of different flavour profiles, making it ideal for a wide variety of palettes and preferences. What’s more, it’s fairly inexpensive to produce as well, which is passed down to the consumer in the form of low prices – the reason behind the recent abundance of gin cocktails on many a menu.
Of course, not all gin is created equal, and while there are plenty of affordable brands on the market, there are still a fair few that command sky-high prices due to their exceptional quality. And it’s here where having a casino jackpot in your back pocket could come in very handy. Because why go for an entry level gin when you could savour one of the world’s most expensive varieties instead? Let’s take a look.
1. Jam Jar Gin Morus LXIV
It’s called Jam Jar Gin Morus LXIV but this gin would be better served in a crystal tumbler given its provenance. That’s because this is no ordinary gin that comes from just anywhere – in fact, it’s an exclusive brand that’s distilled from the leaves of a 100-year-old mulberry tree, giving it a unique smoky flavour tempered with juniper and citrus zest. With each bottle taking more than two years to produce, Morus LXIV is made in small batches, making it a rare commodity indeed, and contributing to its significant price tag. What’s more, it’s also packaged in a handmade porcelain jar, and features a matching tasting cup and hand-embossed leather. Because plain glass is just far too basic.
So, what can you expect to pay for this ultra-luxurious libation? Start saving now, because for just a single bottle of Jam Jar Gin Morus LXIV, you’re looking at over £4,000. No, we did not add on an extra zero by mistake. £4,000. That’s when you buy a bottle and keep happy hour to yourself – because at that price, you deserve to enjoy every last sip!
2. Watenshi Gin
If the name ‘Watenshi’ sounds Japanese to you, that’s because it is. In fact, the name translates to ‘angel’s share’ in English – the portion of the spirit that evaporates into the heavens. This starts to make more sense when you understand that Watenshi Gin is made from the angel’s share of the gin at Cambridge Distillery. Rather than allowing this share to evaporate as it usually would, it is collected through a number of carefully controlled distillations in order to produce this rarefied spirit. As you can imagine, due to its exclusivity only 6 bottles are ever made at one time, served up in hand-blown glass decorated with silver, and priced at £2,500 each. It might not be ambrosia, but this gin is definitely one for the gods!
3. Nolet’s Reserve Modern Gin
As gin originated in the Netherlands, it makes sense that one of the world’s most expensive brands would be distilled there too. Introducing Nolet’s Reserve Modern Gin – one crafted within a 10th generation family distillery, and characterized by notes of warm saffron and subtle verbena, as well as the traditional juniper and other fragrant botanicals. With four decades of distilling experience having been poured into the gin by master distiller Carolus Nolet Sr, Nolet’s Reserve Modern Gin is no ordinary spirit – instead it’s one of such premium quality that it can be enjoyed neat, with no mixers needed to mask its unique flavour. This same dedication to excellence is one that continues all the way through the entire process, with each batch approved by Nolet himself, and each bottle hand-numbered with meticulous attention to detail. With so much care and love infused throughout, it’s worth every penny of its £650 price tag.
4. Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut
Every year the German distillery, Monkey 47, releases a limited edition gin as part of its Distiller’s Cut collection – a uniquely flavoured gin infused with an unusual ingredient. In 2018, the Distiller’s Cut gin featured red mustard cress leaves. In 2020, it was sandalwood and coconut. With no two batches the same, if you have a taste for the unexpected, then Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut could be just the gin for you. Whether you savour it now or save it for a special occasion it’s up to you – just make sure you have £250 ready to pay for it first. We can’t wait to see what your liquor cabinet looks like!
5. Cambridge Distillery Anty Gin
And now for something completely different! Coming to you again from Cambridge Distillery, this gin isn’t Japanese but it’s certainly exotic. That’s because, created in partnership with Nordic Food Lab, Anty Gin is made from traditional botanicals and extremely non-traditional wood ants! Yes, every bottle of Anty Gin contains the ‘essence’ of 62 wood ants, their (apparently) citrus-like flavour balanced out with juniper, nettles and wood avens to create this completely unique spirit. We don’t know about you, but we’d pay the £200 just to say that we’d tasted an ant-flavoured gin. It’s not an experience that many could boast about!
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