How much money you would you pay for one shot of cognac? Well, one woman has paid £10,014 ($14,037; €11,413) and thus broke the world record for that category. It is about 40ml of Rome de Bellegarde sold in London’s Hyde Kensington bar on Wednesday night.
The cognac is a very rare blend and only 67 bottles of Rome de Bellegarde cognac were ever created. They date all the way back to 1894 when they were blended by Jean Filloux and it’s believed to be the first ever blend created by the legendary Jean Filloux.
The Rome de Bellegarde cognac is made from a unique blend of four eaux-de-vie spirits and each blend has been housed in a French crystal bottle. The 67 bottles of Rome de Bellegarde were unearthed by 5th generation cellar master Pascal Filloux and the bottles were discovered back in 2004 but nobody tasted them until last week.
Ranjeeta Dutt McGroarty, the founder and director of Trinity Natural Gas in India was the woman who had that pleasure to taste the first one single shot of the world’s oldest cognac aside from having to pay £10,014 for it.