Fittingly, this opulent bottle of cognac was named after a wealthy king, and the spirit inside was reportedly first concocted by his direct descendants. Their name also appears on the bottle: Dudognon. “The Fall of the House of Usher” demonstrates just how flashy its namesake family is when Roderick delves into detail about the real-life drink’s luxurious exterior. One listing explains that its shapely, eye-catching bottle is crafted with sterling platinum and dipped in 24-karat gold. Not only that, but the bottle’s French jeweler, Jose Davalos, chose to inlay 6,500 sparkling diamonds across its surface.
Although the show calls the cognac “the most expensive in the world,” there are many more luxury libations out there that surpass even this level of opulence — and they also happen to be expensive liquor encased in diamonds. Regardless, it’s clear “The Fall of the House of Usher” uses specific drinks and their respective prices to demonstrate the fluctuating financial status of characters in various flashbacks, so it’s only fitting they’d be sipping on Henri IV at the height of their prosperity.