There are so many luxurious things $50,000 will buy – a Porsche Boxster! A dozen quilted Chanel purses! A glamorous European getaway!
But if you’re a certain brandy lover, the money goes to two bottles of aged cognac.
An anonymous collector last week dropped 19,000 pounds on a rare half-bottle of 1789 A.C. Meukow & Co. cognac, according to the Drinks Business trade publication.
The same buyer also splurged on an 1830 bottle of Remy Martin cognac, shelling out 12,900 pounds. The total comes out to 31,900 pounds, or $50,673.
The bottles were part of the Old Liquors Collection owned by Dutch collector Bay van der Bunt, whose more than 5,000 bottles of cognac, Armagnac, whiskey, port and more are valued at $9.5 million total.