A colossal 3.9-gallon bottle of champagne is for sale at Tao nightclub for $100,000.
It comes with Jay-Z’s autograph and a guaranteed hangover.
The 15-liter bottle of Ace of Spades was signed by Jay-Z on Saturday during his hosting stint at Tao nightclub, The Venetian hot spot.
The bottle, known as a Nebuchadnezzar in the bottle family, holds five times the amount of bubbly that comes in a double magnum, but is only half of the king of champagne bottles, the 30-liter Melchizedek.
Jason Strauss, a managing partner in the New York-based Tao group, called the mammoth gold bottle “an amazing showpiece.”
“What makes it unique is that there are only two of these in the world, and one is signed by Jay-Z,” he said.
Tao obtained it four weeks ago from Armand de Brignac Champagne of Reims, France, which produces The Ace of Spades brand.
Jay-Z featured the champagne in his 2006 video “Show Me What You Got” after Cristal boss Frédéric Rouzaud made some disparaging remarks about the music mogul’s fondness for Cristal. Jay-Z led a boycott of Cristal and switched his allegiance.
THE SCENE AND HEARD
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THE PUNCH LINE
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