US gambler splashes out record £120K on single bottle of champagne!

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 16:46 PM IST

London: A professional gambler and businessman from the US has reportedly splashed out a record 120,000 pounds on a 30-litre bottle of champagne at a London club.

Don Johnson, known as ‘The Champagne King’, racked up a 168,118-pounds bill when he paid a visit to Park Lane`s OneForOne nightclub on Sunday night – even though he didn’t like the taste of the champagne.

Johnson, who was in town visiting rock star pal Bon Jovi, heard the nightclub had recently commissioned the biggest bottle of champagne ever made, the Armand De Brignac Midas - equivalent to 40 regular bottles which weighs 45kg.

After polishing off a 25,000 pounds six litre bottle of champage, Johnson moved on to the mammoth Midas, taking up a microphone and whipping the club into a frenzy.

“Everyone was gathered round his table and he was on the microphone singing Bon Jovi songs, screaming ‘I love London’, the Telegraph quoted Nik Krasniqi, floor manager at the 950-pounds-a-year members club, as saying.

“He was hugging the bottle and everyone in the club was going wild. When he left, the ceiling, the floor and everyone in the club was covered in champagne. His goal is to be the biggest spender ever in nightclubs all over the world,” he said.

“He is in Vegas and he wanted to do it in London. He likes to party very, very hard. He had the microphone and was screaming Don Mother Fucking Johnson over and over,” he added.

The previous record for most expensive bottle of champagne sold at One4One was held by Armand De Brignac (Ace of Spades) Nebuchadnezzar, a 15-litre bottle, which was bought by an anonymous customer for 80,000 pounds.

ANI