The World’s Most Expensive Rum
We’re still in the early stages of 2023 and we don’t know about you, but we could already use a drink. Expensive rum to be exact. But not just any drink of course – we’re not savages. No, we’re looking for something more rarefied and something with a bit of a kick. Like the world’s most expensive rum.
Distilled from sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice, rum is produced around the world wherever sugar is produced. And is available in different grades for enjoying with either mixers, straight, or iced. As part of the culture of the West Indies and the Royal Navy too. Rum, notably expensive rum has associations with balmy summer days, sunshine, palm trees and the lapping of crystal-clear ocean waves. This is why we could do with a taste of it right now. The closest we’ll be getting to an island holiday for at least the next few months.
But as we said, we don’t want any old drink, we want expensive rum only.
And while we can’t afford the best of the best with our current budget, an online casino jackpot would go a long way towards helping us pour a tot or two of the good stuff. Read on to find out more about the world’s most expensive rum varieties. And start adding one or two to your jackpot bucket list today!
1. J. Wray & Nephew 1940s Rum – $54,000
No that’s not a typo. There is actually a brand of rum out there that costs $54,000 per bottle, believe it or not. One of the oldest rums in the world, J. Wray & Nephew 1940s Rum was distilled more than 70 years ago by Jamaican rum masters J. Wray & Nephew.
Created by J. Wray himself in 1825, the business was later taken over by his nephew in 1860. With their most coveted brand being distilled in the 1940s. Characterized by a bold flavour, today only four bottles of J. Wray & Nephew 1940s Rum still exist. So if you can find one and afford the eye-watering price tag, more power to you. Also if you could spare a drop or two for us at the same time, that would be great!
More expensive rum selections…
Legacy by Angostura – $25,000
We’re more familiar with Angostura bitters, a herbal preparation used to flavour food and drinks. Yes it’s alcoholic too. But because you only ever need the tiniest amount, you never really taste it.
That’s why we were very pleasantly surprised to find out that Angostura makes rum as well. And not just any old run-of-the-mill rum either. In fact, the House of Angostura in Trinidad and Tobago is home to some of the world’s most exclusive rum. Including Legacy, one of its finest blends. And at $25,000 per bottle, one of its most expensive too.
A combination of no fewer than seven of its most revered rums. Legacy was created to celebrate 50 years of independence in its home country. Legacy by name and nature. With each of the rums aged for at least 17 years, the result is a rum unlike any other. With notes of spice, vanilla, cloves, tropical fruits and honey.
In order to elevate its status even further….
Only 20 bottles of Legacy were ever produced. With literally the bottle itself being a work of art as well. Designed by British jeweller Asprey, the bottle is embellished with sterling silver and presented in a wooden box tooled with leather and lined with silk and velvet. A fitting resting place for a blend that’s left a flavour legacy all its own. One expensive rum.
1976 Dictador Generations en Lalique Rum – $16,500
Whenever we hear the word ‘Lalique’ we automatically think ‘expensive’. And the 1976 Dictador Generations en Lalique Rum is no exception. Priced at $16,500. This exquisite rum is the result of a partnership between a rum producer and the last word in luxury, French glassmaker Lalique.
We hope you like chocolate and Madagascan vanilla because that’s exactly what you’ll taste in every sip of 1976 Dictador Generations en Lalique Rum. Along with hints of suede (?) too. Presenting with a gorgeously rich, smoky aroma, every drop of this rum is pure heaven. And the fact that only 300 bottles were ever made makes it rarer still. And the pièce de resistance. Its flawless Lalique crystal decanter that transforms it from an already spectacular rum into a work of art.
We’ll drink to that!
Barbados Private Estate 1780 – $10,667
We said that rum was all about island days and blissful relaxation. And that’s exactly what we think about when cracking open a bottle of Barbados Private Estate 1780. Or at least it’s what we would open if we had $10,667 to spare. Talk about expensive rum.
We wish we did, because this rare rum is a thing of absolute beauty. Distilled more than two centuries ago in 1780 (hence the name) and today still exuding the same bold, powerful flavours. If you have a few extra dollars going spare (and by that we mean more than $10,000) it might be worth investing in a bottle for yourself and adding it to your collection of wildly expensive things you’ll never use. But that look awesome.
You can thank us for the recommendation later.
50-Year-Old Appleton Estate Rum – $6,500
Back to Jamaica, and this time to the Appleton Estate. Where in 1962 a limited-edition rum was created to mark the occasion of Jamaica’s independence from the United Kingdom. 50 years later the fruits of this labour were finally revealed in the form of the 50-Year-Old Appleton Estate Rum. A blend of rums aged for 50 years in spiced oak barrels. And a masterclass in the art of rum-making.
With only 800 bottles of the rum ever made, the 50-Year-Old Appleton Estate Rum is an exclusive reserved for those with an appreciation of the finer things in life. And if you’re a rum connoisseur who appreciates flavours of honey, molasses, cinnamon and spice. We recommend you add a bottle to your collection as soon as possible. Once you’ve found the $6,500 to pay for it, that is.
We still have plenty more expensive rum selections to whet your appetite with. But that’s enough of a taster for now. See if any of the rums on our list so far have sparked your interest, then make your play for the casino jackpot you’ll most likely need to buy one. And don’t forget to save some rum for us either. The way our year’s been going, we need it now more than ever!