Vodka is one of the most popular spirits in the world and is as likely to be drunk in LA as it is in Timbuktu. A traditional spirit drunk neat in the Eastern European and Nordic countries known as the Vodka Belt, this delightful liquor was created in 14th century Russia.
The costliest, unadorned, vodkas in the world are Russian Stolichnaya Elit and the French Jean-Marc XO, both of which retail around $60. The Russian vodka is grain-based and both triple-distilled and triple-filtered in a freeze filtration process unique to Stolichnaya. The French version is made from wheat, distilled an unbelievable nine times and charcoal filtered.
Diva Vodka puts both these brands to shame: hailing from Scotland, it's not just how Diva is processed but how it's packaged that makes it so incredible. Blackwood Distillers make this triple distilled vodka by ice-filtering it through Nordic birch charcoal, then passing it through a sand of crushed diamonds and other gems. Every bottle contains an insert of precious and semi-precious stones, which includes diamonds. Depending on what the bottles insert holds, you could pay between $70 and $1,060,000 for it, making Diva the most expensive vodka in the world.