Want to know which are the most expensive rum brands in the world? Believe it or not, the beverage of pirates can be quite costly. Mainly produced in the Caribbean, rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made from sugarcane. Nowadays, most people have it neat or in cocktails like the piña colada or the mai tai. However, rum wasn’t only a means to have fun originally: in the 18th century the sailor’s daily ration of watered-down rum was mixed with citrus juice to help prevent scurvy , a disease resulting from a vitamin C deficiency.
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Let’s take a look at the countdown and find out which are the most expensive rum brands in the world.
9. Pyrat Rum
At the moment you can purchase a bottle of Pyrat Cask 1623 for $260, but as time goes by the price of this rum will surely increase. Apparently the factory stopped the production of this particular rum about five years ago, and the number of remaining bottles is uncertain.
8. Rhum Clément
With a 1952 rum, this brand is one of the most expensive in the world. What makes this $1200 rum blend so special is that it is the oldest Clement rum available that was produced in its original location: Le Francois, Martinique. Specialists claim that it has a fruity and spicy flavor.
7. Havana Club
This renowned rum brand is one of the oldest ones in the world, since it was established in 1878 in Cuba. Havana Club has a bottle that costs $1700: “Máximo Extra”. Introduced in 2006, this premium rum blend is extremely aged and has an alcohol content of 40%.
Since its foundation in 1862 in Cuba, Bacardi has become practically a synonym of rum. For the turn of the century the company decided to celebrate by producing a limited edition of 3,000 bottles, each one of them available for $700. Not only is the quality of this rum exquisite, but the presentation is also flawless: each Baccarat bottle comes with an authenticity certificate signed by Bacardi’s president himself. But Bacardi has an even more expensive bottle that costs $2000: Ron Bacardí de Maestros de Ron, Vintage, MMXII. This very special edition had only 1000 bottles produced.