Samuel Adams Utopias beer - $100 a bottleBrought to you by the wonderful people at Samuel Adams, their Utopias brand of beer has been heralded by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the strongest beer ever, at a really quite strong 27% (taken from Wikipedia, some sources indicate 25%, but that's still damn strong). Released in limited batches of between 8,000-12,000 every couple of years, the "beer" has been likened more to sherry and brandy than it has to traditional beers, as the beer itself is made with caramel, various smoked malts and types of noble hops, the process renders it with an interesting smell and an even more interesting taste.
Vieille Bon Secours beer - $750 a bottleNot commonly available anymore for some strange reason, but at the height of its power, a bottle of this Belgian beer could be found in a Belgian restaurant that was based in London, England, and could fetch an impressive three quarters of a grand.
However, a quick browse of the internet reveals that it might not have tasted that great and certainly isn't deserving of such a hefty price tag. The bottle itself is quite retro-chic, though.
Chinese Oolong Tea (Tieguanyin) - $2400/kg or $1090/lbArguably the most expensive tea in the world, this is a rare Chinese tea and is named after a Buddhist goddess (Iron Goddess of Mercy or Guan Yin. You definitely wouldn't serve it to the builders.
Tutankhamun Ale - $76 a bottle, but $7,686 for the first bottle madeBrewed from secrets gleaned from the ancient kitchen of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, this truly was the liquid gold that the Ancient Egyptians would have been drinking all those thousands of years ago.
At the time of brewing, they only had enough ingredients for 1,000 bottles, the first of which went for a staggering $7,686 dollars, whilst the rest went for around $76.
Diamonds-Are-Forever Cocktail - $16,000A list like this is never complete without the obligatory "only expensive because of stupid gemstones" item, so here it is (with more to follow). Containing no awesome ingredients, the Ritz-Carlton in Tokyo offered a cocktail called Diamonds-Are-Forever in conjunction with jeweler Bulgari. The drink contained a standard Martini cocktail, a one-carat Bulgari diamond, an olive.
Oh wait, yeah, the diamond. That's what makes it so expensive.
Kona Nigari Water - $33.50 for a two ounce bottleDecadent water can be yours to lightly sip from a platinum cup, if you are that way inclined. This truly is water you have to pay a high price for, as at $16.75 for a single ounce, it just has to be the most overpriced water in the entire world. The truth behind it is that it is basically super awesome water (really, it's desalinated seawater) from just off the coast of Hawaii and it's awesome because it's supposedly packed with minerals and all sorts of things that are good for you and has been marketed as helping with stress, digestion and weight loss, amongst other things. The water itself is actually a concentrate, which you then have to add to a bigger bottle of water (or something similar) in order to get the full benefits. Just imagine, on the side of a bottle of Kona Nigari water, it probably says "just add water".
Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum - $53,000 a bottleA bottle of Jamaican Rum can seemingly fetch an impressive sum. This particular type from Wray & Nephew happened to be bottled in the 1940s.
A cache of four of these bottles was found, so as of today, only four are in existence unless anyone has decided to finish their own bottle, which they probably have.