Spirit Cruises Summer 2019 Leaderboard

House of Cards Season 3 Features $750,000 Solid Gold Bottle of Vodka: Is It Real?

by Swabreen Bakr on Mar 2, 2015 in Culture
House of Cards Season 3 Features $750,000 Solid Gold Bottle of Vodka: Is It Real?

This article doesn’t contain any spoilers, but it does contain some minor details of Season 3, Chapter 29.

In this season of Netflix's Emmy-winning show, House of Cards, Frank and Claire Underwood have their feet firmly planted in the White House, but they’re squaring off against bigger and more cunning enemies, the stakes are even higher and the effects of their interactions have repercussions that can echo across the globe. One such adversary is President Victor Petrov, the show’s version of Russian President, Vladimir Putin. President Underwood invites President Petrov to the White House for a summit to discuss a compromise regarding the placement of military troops in Israel. The men square off verbally at first, but then during a state dinner things take an interesting turn, and we get a glimpse of a Russian drinking ritual.

President Petrov presents a series of bottles of a vodka called, Obosaya Sayanska (one of the “best vodkas” in the world), as a gift to President Underwood. The bottles are encased in solid gold, and one guest whispers to Secretary of State Durant that each bottle is valued at $750,000. This particular vodka is not real we're afraid. But the vodka featured on the show appears to be inspired by Russo-Baltique, one of the world’s most expensive vodkas, but not THE most expensive. That title goes to Billionaire Vodka, which goes for about $3.7 million per bottle.

Obosaya Sayanska takes some creative cues from a commemorative bottle of vodka that was created by combat car maker, Dartz Motorz, in collaboration with Princess Regina Abdurazakova of Kazakhstan, to appeal to the very rich. One iteration of Russo-Baltique comes encased in a 20-pound, solid gold bottle, just like Obosaya Sayanska. The latest bottles of Russo-Baltique are inspired by the design of the radiator guard on a vintage car by Dartz and comes encased in bulletproof glass. That iteration is valued at $1.35 million per bottle.

Photo via Netfilx

 


Tags: Spirits
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Philadelphia Distilling's Enchanted Pop-Up Bar, The Betsy, Is Coming to a.bar, May 16-19

Philadelphia Distilling's Enchanted Pop-Up Bar, The Betsy, Is Coming to a.bar, May 16-19

After hosting the first ever pop-up of The Betsy, a gorgeous, pastoral pop-up bar celebrating Bluecoat Elderfl...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 14, 2019
The Rodin Museum Garden Bar is Returning to Philly This Summer

The Rodin Museum Garden Bar is Returning to Philly This Summer

If you want to drink outside in the most picturesque setting possible this summer, look no further - the Rodin Museum's Garden Bar will return to the ...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 10, 2019
SPONSORED
Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

Boston Beer & Dogfish Head Have Merged in a $300 Million Deal

In a huge move for the American craft beer community, Boston Beer and Dogfish Head have agreed to a merger valued at $300 million dollars. ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation May 10, 2019
The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

The Best Cocktail Bars in Philadelphia

Here it is - the definitive list of Philadelphia's best cocktail bars....read more ›

by Drink Philly Dec 13, 2017
Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party Returns, June 27

Drink Philly's Red, White, & Blue Boat Party Returns, June 27

On Thursday, June 27, prepare to hoist anchor for a three-hour tour of crazy proportions. We'll sail down the Delaware River in style with a three-hou...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 9, 2019
Zahav Was Named the Best Restaurant in America at the James Beard Awards - Here's How You Can Get In

Zahav Was Named the Best Restaurant in America at the James Beard Awards - Here's How You Can Get In

Zahav was just named the best restaurant in the country - and if you can't get a dinner reservation, here's ho...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 8, 2019
The Team Behind Suraya, R&D, and Pizzeria Beddia is Bringing Three New Restaurant Concepts to Center City Philly

The Team Behind Suraya, R&D, and Pizzeria Beddia is Bringing Three New Restaurant Concepts to Center City Philly

Defined Hospitality, the team behind Philly favorites like Suraya, R&D, and Pizzeria Beddia, is bringing three...read more ›

by Drink Philly May 8, 2019
Behind the Bar: Kevin Hoagland of Rouge

Behind the Bar: Kevin Hoagland of Rouge

This time on Behind the Bar, we spoke to Kevin Hoagland from Rouge....read more ›

by Drink Philly May 8, 2019
Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Where to Host a Private Event in Philadelphia

Whether it's for the holidays or you have a special birthday coming up, Philadelphia has some amazing options when it comes to event spaces. ...read more ›

by Drink Philly Nov 26, 2018
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close