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Where To Find A $1,000 Drink In L.A.

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It's pay day, and if that check is burning a hole in your pocket, the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills has just the solution. They've got a cask of some super rare cognac that they'll gladly pour for you starting at $1,000.

The Rare Cask by Louis XII is being sold at the starting at a grand for a 1/2 ounce. The reason why this stuff is so pricey is that it's super rare. There are only 738 decanters, and the hotel received their one and only batch yesterday.

It arrived in Rolls Royce Ghost (of course) whose color matched the 2 carat rose gold neck of the decanter.

If you're anything like us broke journos, there's no way in heck you'll ever get a chance to take a tipple. So if you're wondering what $1000 worth of booze tastes like, you'll have to trust the producers, who say there are "autumnal notes of plum and dates, mingling with flavors of gingerbread, prune stone and ginger, and punctuated by a final touch of tobacco leaf ... an exquisite taste profile featuring an incredible richness and aromatic intensity, and an alcoholic strength of 42.6 percent alcohol by volume, slightly higher than the 40 percent of classic LOUIS XIII."

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The Rare Cask will also be available at Ago restaurant. Full bottles at $22,000 retail (excluding sales tax), so start saving.