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January 29, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Sold at Sea-Tac Airport: $24,000 bottle of cognac and 84,000 massages

Sea-Tac Airport had record passenger numbers in 2014.  And some of those  nearly 37.5 million passengers made some eye-popping purchases, including a $24,000 bottle of Remy Martin cognac, said the Port of Seattle.

Among the other offbeat statistics from a year in the life of Sea-Tac:

Relax:  The airport’s Massage Bar performed 84,000 different massages (neck, foot, hand)

–  Drink up:  Travelers bought  830,000 bottles of water.

— Take a Hawk home:  121,752 Seahawks items were purchased from the airport’s Hudson retail.

Beautify: Butter London performed 16,445 manicures and 8,090 pedicures for passengers.

Still wondering about that really, really expensive cognac sold at a Sea-Tac duty-free shop?  It’s what’s called Louis XIII Rare Cask 42,6 brand cognac. Here’s the word from the duty-free retailer  Dufry on the cognac when it went on sale last year:

“Only 738 decanters have been drawn from this rare cask, which contains 42.6% alcohol, a small but significant increase beyond the expected 40%. The cognac features aromas that are unique to this cask, including notes of plum and dates, mingling with flavors of gingerbread, prune stone and ginger and a final touch of tobacco leaf.

“The numbered decanters, made of precious black Baccarat crystal, boast a number of refined details to appeal to the collector. The ring around the neck is enveloped in 22 carat rose gold, engraved on each side with finely worked fleur-de-lis motifs. It is engraved with the numeral that sets this rare cask apart from all others, sealed with a Remy plaque and presented in a forged-metal “strongbox.”

I guess whomever bought it,  and perhaps  drank it by now,  will save that bottle.

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