Top 10 Most Expensive Rums

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The first branded spirit was rum. It was consumed by 12 million gallons of colonists each year, and sailors in the Royal Navy often mixed it with lime juice to combat scurvy. Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, the English naval commander of the Royal Navy who died in the Battle of Trafalgar, must have loved this drink so much that he requested that his body be buried in a cask of rum. Puerto Rico is a major rum producer, accounting for more than 80% of global rum production. The drink is known by a variety of names, including Barbados water, Kill-devil, Nelson's blood, Pirates drink, Navy heaters, and Demon water. Rum has a long and illustrious history that includes Caribbean pirates and the slave trade. Drink up as Toplist serve you this list of the most expensive rums in the world.

1 Thu Bui

1940s J. Wray & Nephew

The 1940s J. Wray & Nephew, priced at $54,000, is at the top of our Most Expensive Rum (Top 10) list. J.Wray & Nephew was founded in Kingston, Jamaica as "The Shakespeare Tavern." It was founded in 1825 by John Wray. The company grew steadily over the next 50 years, eventually becoming a successful venture. Wray's nephew, Charles James Ward, joined the company in 1860. He was able to transform the company as a dynamic and gifted entrepreneur. Following the death of the founder in 1870, Charles James Ward continued to run the business, transforming it into one of Jamaica's best commercial enterprises.

J. Wray & Nephew
was distilled for 70 years before being bottled and distributed on the market in the 1940s. Each bottle costs $54,000, and there are only about four bottles left.

Price: $54,000
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2 Thu Bui

Legacy by Angostura

Legacy by Angostura is the world's second most expensive rum, a special blend of seven of the rarest and finest rums. Each of the exceptional rums has been aged for at least 17 years. They were chosen from a pool of 80,000 casks. The finished product, Legacy by Angostura, has floral notes with bruised tropical fruits. It also has the following flavors: honey, clove, vanilla, hints of roasted coffee, and strong oak.

The aftertaste is spicy, with nutty flavors and a dried fruit flavor (sweet). Legacy by Angostura is packaged in a crystal decanter inspired by a 1930s Art Deco design. Asprey, a British jeweler, created the crystal decanter. The crystal decanter is finished with a sterling silver topper. It is shipped in a handmade wooden case lined with velvet and silk. It's made of soft leather on the outside.


Price: $25,000

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3 Thu Bui

Barbados Private Estate 1780

In 1780, servants of Edward Lascelles, the first Earl of Harewood, distilled and barreled rum, which was later shipped to the Earl's home in England, where it was bottled and stored in the cellar. The rum remained undiscovered for 231 years until David Lascelles, the 8th Earl of Harewood and Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin, discovered it.

Because of the prolonged aging, the rum was able to fetch the following price at auction – $10, 667. When the rum was discovered in the cellar of the family mansion, it was covered in mold and spider web. Before the bottles were auctioned, servants spent several hours cleaning them. The bottles were made of hand-blown glass, and the rum was auctioned at Christie's, becoming one of the most expensive rums ever auctioned at that price.

According to reports, David Lascelles returned the proceeds from the sale of 12 bottles to the Caribbean people through the Geraldine Connor Foundation as reparations.


Price: $10,667

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Photo: The Lone Caner
4 Thu Bui

50-year-old Appleton Estate

The Appleton Estate, which has been around for 50 years, was released in 2012 to commemorate Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence. The rum is a limited edition and has been aged in oak barrels for 50 years, giving it a decadent flavor. The oak barrels were hand-picked, and today, the 50-year-old Appleton Estate is thought to be the world's oldest rum to be for sale.

To commemorate Jamaica's 50th anniversary of independence, 800 bottles were distributed. What you should know is that the bottling of Jamaica's 50-year-old Appleton Estate was planned long before the country gained independence from the British in August 1962.

The rum is of historic caliber due to the special blending techniques used by master blenders. It has a diverse flavor profile that befits its 50-year history of blending. The good news is that it does not contain an excessive amount of tannin. Glencairn Crystal in the United Kingdom produced the 50-year-old Appleton Estate in a crystal decanter. It has the same curvaceous shape as the Appleton's vessels. The cork and brass stopper are gold-plated.


Price: $6,630

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5 Thu Bui

Original Royal Naval Rum Tot

The Royal Navy has been storing the Original Royal Naval Rum Tot in stone flagons for the last 40 years as aged rum. It was served to British Royal Navy sailors as part of the last rum ration in July 1970, when the 300-year-old tradition of a daily rum ration came to an end. The day began at 6 a.m., according to the forenoon watch, and ended at 11 a.m. The last rum was served aboard British Royal Navy ships during this period. Prior to the sale of the last 1000 bottles, the Original Royal Naval Rum Tot was only served at state functions and Royal Weddings (British).

The legendary rum has a three-hundred-year-long romantic history. A standard Original Royal Naval Rum Tot contains an eighth of a pint of rum. This has an ABV of more than 50%, 70cl/54.3 percent, and is traditionally regarded as – overproof. The nose of the rum is full of blackberries, oak, and dark chocolate, but it is far superior to the Pusser rum. It has an exceptional flavor with notes of coffee, tobacco, oak, dark chocolate, coffee, and blackberries.


Price: $3,000

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6 Thu Bui

Bacardi Superior Rum (Spain) Bot.1940s

Facundo Bacardi, born in Sitges, Catalonia in 1814, immigrated to Cuba in 1830. When he arrived, rum was made cheaply, so it wasn't a refined drink. To change this, Facundo Bacardi began experimenting with various blending and production techniques for high-quality rum.

He finally found the right technique after several attempts. Simply put, he filtered the rum through charcoal to remove impurities. Later, he aged the rum for several years in oak barrels. The drink was smoothed out as a result of this.

In 1862, he and his brother, Joe, opened a shop and distillery after successfully blending the first high-quality rum. The distillery was then used by the master blenders to produce the Bacardi Superior Rum (Spain) Bot.1940s and other products.

The rum is white and produced in Spain, with an alcohol content of 70cl/46 percent. Because the bottle is quite old, it should be opened with caution.


Price: $2,824

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7 Thu Bui

8-year-old Bacardi, Millennium Rum Atlantis Special Edition

The 8-year-old Bacardi, Millennium Rum Atlantis Special Edition is a limited edition decanter created specifically for the Paradise Island Atlantic resort (Bahamas). The rum, which has a sweet and rich flavor, was aged for 8 years before bottling. It was specially prepared to commemorate the new millennium. The rum does not come in its original box because it was up for auction.

3000 bottles were made. The rum comes with an authenticity certificate to demonstrate the amount of preparation, care, and testing that was done to ensure customers received a genuine product. The good news about the 8-year-old Bacardi, Millennium Rum Atlantis Special Edition is that it continues the long-standing Bacardi rum-making tradition.


Price: $2,779

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8 Thu Bui

Ron Bacardí de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, MMXII

Bacardi was founded in 1862 after Don Facundo Bacardi Masso purchased a small distillery. Bacardi produced a limited number of the following rums to commemorate 150 years of producing high-quality alcohol: Ron Bacard de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, and MMXII.

The Ron Bacard de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, MMXII was created by 8 master blenders from the finest rums – Bacardi's Puerto Rican and Mexican blenders. The resulting rum is full-bodied and luxurious, with a hint of spice, after being aged in 60-year-old cognac casks. Raisins, sweet dried tropical fruit, dark chocolate, crème caramel, freshly ground coffee beans, prunes, dried pineapple, and a slight hint of smoky sandalwood are among the notes.

The aftertaste is also quite pleasant, with notes of cracked coffee beans, dried pineapple, prunes, and bitter chocolate, as well as lingering nutmeg spice and cinnamon. The Ron Bacard de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, MMXII has a clear and deep amber color with bronze tints and the aromas of burnt sugar, espresso coffee, mandarin zest, vanilla, cinnamon, toasted maple wood, and nutmeg spice.

The bottle includes a natural cork stopper to help preserve all of the above notes and aromas.


Price: $2,000

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9 Thu Bui

Havana Club Máximo Extra Anejo

The Havana Club Máximo Extra, considered one of the finest rums ever produced, is made from a blend of rare and fine rums sourced from the distiller's extensive reserves- Havana Club's cellars. Don Jose Navarro, Maestro del Ron Cubano, created it. The rum was distilled and bottled in accordance with the authentic Cuban rum production tradition. This process is lengthy and laborious, but the end result is that the flavors of the finest and oldest rum reserves are awakened. What you should know is that this process only allows for the production of 1,000 bottles of Havana Club Máximo Extra per year.

The rum has an amber glow that has been enhanced by additional aging. The aroma is rich and delicate, with smoky and oak notes. Tones of fresh pear, dried fruit, and coconut are present in the background. It is a dry and sweet rum with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, and dried fruits. The Havana Club Máximo Extra has spicy notes due to its warm finish.


Price: $1,360

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10 Thu Bui

Rhum Clement 1952

Rhum Clement 1952 is ranked No.10 on our Most Expensive Rum (Top 10) list, with a current retail price of $1,200. It is dark amber in color and was bottled in 1991. The bottle's label features an image of Homere Clement and was made in Martinique on the site of an old creole sugarcane plantation. He was a physician and the mayor of Le Francois. As a racial socialist, he recognized the high demand for high-quality alcohol during World War I.

He began by buying an old Creole sugarcane plantation – Domaine de l'Acajou – and immediately constructing a distillery. As an entrepreneur, he was able to produce some of the world's best rum. He left the distillery to his son, Charles, after his death. The apple, as they say, does not fall far from the tree, and in this case, it falls in a good way.

Charles carried on his father's tradition of producing high-quality alcohol. The Rhum Clement 1952 is the first rum made at the original distillery before it was relocated.


Price: $1,200

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