World’s Most Expensive Gin Hits the Market

By Paul Joseph

British distillers Jam Jar Gin have created what is being billed as the world’s most expensive ever gin, priced at an eye-popping £4,000.

Expected to be sold exclusively by prestigious UK retailers Harvey Nicholas, the exclusive Morus LXIV rare spirit is distilled from the leaves of a single, ancient Mulberry tree and takes more than two years to produce.

Each leaf is hand-harvested and individually dried before being balanced and distilled for further processing. It is then rested to allow the flavours to combine before being prepared for ageing and packaging.

Finally, the gin is poured into hand-made porcelain jars that are embossed and polished to a diamond matt finish in white. The presentation is completed by pairing the bottle with a porcelain stirrup cup and a hand-embossed leather case.

The Morus LXIV is priced at £4,000 for a 700-milliliter bottle to be sold in “extremely limited” numbers. There will also be a smaller variant – a 30-milliliter bottle costing £200.

Previously, the title for the most expensive gin was held by Cambridge Distillery’s Watenshi whose gin cost £2,000 a bottle.

By Paul Joseph