I've been posting a lot lately on rum. Why? I haven't a clue! But I do enjoy rum. I think it's partly the drink, partly the history of the spirit and it has a lot to do with the Caribbean. So I was cruising the web searching for the oldest and most costly bottle of rum money could buy, and I think I found it!
Presenting to you a bottle of Bacardi Gold Rum from the 1930's. Yes, this is a complete bottle of rum in the original bottle with the original rum and label. This is when Bacardi was made in Cuba before Castro decided to start this little revolution, take over the distillery and Bacardi decided to get the hell off the island.
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I don't know the back-story to this particular bottle. How did it stay sealed for 80 plus years? Where has it been? Clearly it's been somewhere safe because the label on the bottle looks great! This is why it's priced, as of today, at 2,100 euro. And at the conversion rate today that's $2,840 American smack-a-roos. If I was wealthy for life you bet I would buy it for my collection, till that happens I'll stick with the local market Bacardi for $20.
You can actually buy this bottle at: www.thewhiskyexchange.com/rum. I think it's funny that someone on their site left a comment for this bottle, "Best served with coke." Hahaha, now I agree that Coke and a fine rum make for a delicious drink but if I got my hands on this bottle I would NOT mix it with Coke.