World’s most expensive rum: Legacy by Angostura

A Trinidadian butterfly landing on cane sugar symbolizes the beginning of harvest. And this is the beginning of a different harvest. The rum brand Angostura actually set out to create the greatest sipping rum ever produced. Its name is Legacy and it draws on the distillery’s seven most precious and rare rums in its final recipe, the youngest of which is 17 years old.
One of the Caribbean’s leading rum producers with a super collection of rum brands, Angostura is now offering 20 limited edition 500ml bespoke decanters of the most expensive blend of rum, for $25,000 each.

Legacy’s art deco decanter made of lead-free crystal and hand blown by Asprey London, also has an intricate sterling silver stopper that depicts a rare Trinidadian butterfly. Produced entirely by hand on a single island in Trinidad over six years, the rum in question, Legacy by Angostura was distilled using a seven-column continuous still, chill filtered and aged in a once-used 200 liter America oak cask, and was unveiled by John Georges, Angostura’s rum master distiller. This marks the 50th anniversary of Tobago and Trinidad, where it’ll be available in August, in a glorious way.


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