April 28th, 2011

expensive alcoholic drinks

Question: I'm writing a story where they sit down and share a bottle of something together. I want this something to be very very rare and expensive and good, preferably the hard stuff, not wine.

Google searched: I don't even know what to put in, if anyone can give me a string I'll happily look it up myself.

The fact that it still exists or not or just in "It is said that this bottle is....", let's pretend it's possible. I know nothing about alcohol or I'd make something up myself.

Looked back a couple of months, and haven't seen anything even close to this, and couldn't figure out which tag might give me an answer.

Privately answered, Henri IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac. Two mil a bottle and gorgeous to boot, it works perfectly, thank you oh person who wants to remain anon.
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Medieval scams

Trying to think of various fake items that medieval grifters and con-artists would have sold, like pieces of unicorn horn (to cure poison and sickness) or wood from the True Cross. I've been searching on google using 'medieval scam', 'medieval con artist', 'medieval snake oil', 'medieval fake unicorn', 'medieval unicorn horn true cross' and the like. So basically I'm looking for the kinds of counterfeited things that some guy in a back alley would sell you out of the pockets in his trench-coat in the middle ages.