Two of the nation’s main bars have partnered to create Australia’s most costly cocktail – which comes with an eye-watering $15,000 price ticket.
World-renowned mixologists from Sydney’s Dean & Nancy on 22 and Melbourne’s Sky Bar have created a uncommon Outdated Usual cocktail utilizing an inventory of luxurious components.
The $15,000 tackle the basic drink, which historically comprises whiskey, bitters and water, has been dubbed the Woodford Reserve Gold Usual.
In addition to containing a cognac from a limited-edition $3000 bottle of “the world’s best bourbon”, the next-level cocktail – created to rejoice 2022’s Woodford Reserve Outdated Usual Week – additionally features a host of different significantly bougie mixers.
Prime of the listing is a gold-infused Chateau d’Yquem, a “superior” French wine from the Sauternes, Gironde area within the southern a part of the Bordeaux – and a bottle of which is able to set you again over $500 in Australia.
These two “liquid golds” are topped with saffron, vanilla bitters and specifically engraved ice, earlier than the piece de resistance is added – precise flakes of 24-carat gold.
“We needed to take Outdated Usual Week additional, so we took a few of the world’s best components, together with an opulent bourbon like Woodford Reserve, and added touches of decadence to create a cocktail expertise that’s by no means been seen or completed earlier than,” Stefano Filardi, main bartender and venue supervisor at Dean & Nancy on 22, mentioned.
“After years of lockdowns and lacking out, we’re discovering our company are desirous to splurge, notably if it’s for an expertise they’ll’t get wherever else.”
Stefano defined the $15,000 was a “distinctive” drink, stating that whereas he acknowledged “the value tag is large”, it was “value each greenback”.
Fortunately, patrons who order Australia’s most costly cocktail, will get multiple drink for his or her cash.
Patrons can even get to take dwelling your entire $3000 bottle of Woodford Reserve, which is housed in gorgeous Baccarat glassware and a pair of Baccarat hand-cut French crystal tumblers.
“There are few cocktails extra basic than the Outdated Usual – a drink that’s nicely liked in Australia and world wide for its candy undertones, bitter but clean flavour and flexibility throughout sipping events,” Woodford Reserve model ambassador Andy Tsai mentioned.
“The Woodford Reserve Gold Usual presents cocktail connoisseurs the prospect to expertise the style of luxurious for themselves.
“And for these in search of a premium Outdated Usual expertise with much less of a price ticket, we’re excited to supply one thing for everybody at Woodford Reserve Outdated Usual Week – whether or not Outdated Usual aficionado or first-time experimentalist.”
What does a $15,000 cocktail style like?
I’m not a giant whiskey fan, it’s often too full on for my palate, however with the cocktail’s contemporary orange and vanilla aroma I used to be pleasantly shocked.
The primary sip leaves a lingering style of spice, which additionally tames the whiskey kick – though it’s positively current – touchdown slightly extra delicately than your on a regular basis Outdated Usual.
Regardless of having slightly flare on the tongue, I wasn’t hit within the face by the style of the liquor, which definitely makes this drink style costly.
On the coronary heart of the drink is a Woodford Reserve Baccarat Version, which supplies tones of darkish chocolate, dried fruit and creamy caramel.
It’s tremendous clean to drink, nearly velvety, and goes down slightly too simply for a drink that prices two-thirds of my yearly hire.
The Woodford Reserve Gold Usual is Australia’s most costly cocktail, and the world’s second most costly.
The most costly cocktail on this planet is the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo’s Diamonds Are Eternally Martini priced at $29,600.
Woodford Reserve Outdated Usual Week runs from November 5-14 and has taking part venues throughout NSW, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and Western Australia.