The most expensive gin in the world comes to the market at the most ludicrous price
The most expensive bottle of single-malt whisky ever sold went for £451,000 ($628,500, €570,000) in January 2014 but now gin is looking to get in the action. Two recently launched brands, Watenshi Gin and Silent Pool Gin, are respectively being marketed for £2,000 ($2,800, €2,500) and £5,000 ($7,000, €6,300) per bottle to the UK market.
Somewhat bonkers given the fact that the distillation process for gin is not that complicated, Japanese Watenshi Gin is made by The Cambridge Distillery and only available in Selfridges. Only six bottles are produced for the UK market each year and each comes in a standard sized hand-blown decanter bottle by Loris & Livia. It is described as having “notes of sweet citrus and spice, supported by bitter juniper and an incredibly long, complex finish”.
Coming in a much larger nine-litre bottle and set to go on display at Hedonism Wines in Mayfair on 10th March, Silent Pool Gin is made in Surrey and contains twenty-four botanicals including Bosnian juniper, Bulgarian angelica, honey and grain of paradise. It is presented in a hand painted and signed bottle by a little known artist named Laura Barrett.
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