A regular customer at the Playboy Club in London had the unlucky chance of being part of the destruction of the bottle of antique Cognac dating back to 1788.
According to local media reports, the customer involved is a businessman who regularly visits the club. During this particular occasion he had ordered two glasses of the brandy for $7,839 a piece and wanted to see the bottle with which they came.
As the unidentified man stood up the bottle was knocked off the table and was obliterated upon hitting the floor.
The bottle had previously been sold for $37,000 at an auction in 2009 and was supposed to have been featured this week by famed mixologist Salvatore Calabrese.