What do you get a gin lover who has everything in the world? Well, to answer that straight up, you get him or her a bottle of the very exclusive Morus LXIV, provided you can afford to! Touted as the most expensive gin ever, the rare spirit is brought to the market by British brand Jam Jar Gin and is expected to be sold exclusively by Harvey Nicholas retailers in the UK.
The luxe spirit is distilled from the leaves of a single, ancient Mulberry tree (Morus Nigra) 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 flavors to combine before being prepared for ageing and packaging. The gin is finally 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 carries a cask strength of 64 percent ABV is priced at £4,000 (US $5,167) 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 (US$258), for those willing to go easy on the pocket. Previously, the title for the most expensive gin was held by Cambridge Distillery’s Watenshi that cost £2,000 a bottle.