The world’s most expensive Cognac recently sold in New York, a $156,700 bottle of single-harvest, pre-phylloxera 1858 Croizet Cuvée Léonie. And you won’t be drinking it. But for less than the cost of a round of shots for a giggly bachelorette party, you can be waited on, served by tray, and skulk around a manly lounge, snifter of Cognac in hand. Club Privé, Bellagio’s high-limit gaming lounge, has launched a new Cognac service exclusively for Remy Martin Louis XIII, serving it in three sizes: 1½ ounce for $395, 1 ounce for $260 and ¾ ounce for a more wallet-friendly $195. Here’s how it goes down: From its individually numbered Baccarat crystal decanter, the Cognac will be measured out into a Louis XIII shot glass. It’s then transferred to a Louis XIII snifter and served on a silver tray along with an iPad that plays a short informational presentation on the Cognac’s history and detailed tasting notes. Now all you have to do is make ¾ of an ounce last while you contemplate your next move: Absinthe with that off-duty cocktail server or a new tattoo with last night’s busser?
Best of the City 2016
Our seventh annual celebration of all things Las Vegas, from the best place to fix your speeding ticket to the best Bloody Mary.