Miniature Cognac expected to fetch £80k

20th December, 2016 by Amy Hopkins

Catawiki is hosting a sale of the world’s most expensive miniature bottle of alcohol – a bejewelled 50ml decanter of Henri IV Cognac Dudognon Heritage that is expected to fetch at least £80,000 (US$99,000).


Henri IV Cognac Dudognon Heritage is expected to fetch at least £80,000 at auction

Weighing more than 1.5k, the miniature bottle is adorned with 1,400 sapphires and 1,400 rubies, all embedded in white gold and platinum. The liquid it contains is a 60-year-old Cognac from the Grande Champagne region.

The bottle has been designed by Fernando Altamirano, who holds a number of world records for expensive sales, including the world’s most expensive bottles of water, Tequila and mezcal.

Online auction house Catawiki is now hosting an auction for the bottle until 26 December, estimating it will fetch £83,600-£167,200 (US$103,000-US$206,000).

“This auction is a unique opportunity for investors to get hold of one of the most special bottles in the world,” said Catawiki. “As the market for these bottles only seems to grow it may well be that the bottle, within 10 to 15 years, will be worth double.”

Catawiki said the bottle is worth as much as almost 26,000 pints in beer in the average UK pub, 163,000 pint of milk and 32,000 lattes.

Currently, the world’s most expensive Cognac is a full-sized decanter of Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne – a 100-year-old expression contained in a gold and platinum bottle peppered with 6,5000 diamonds.

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