Now Legacy is a rum that Captain Jack Sparrow will obviously want to hide for it is the most expensive rum. Legacy from Angostura comes with a staggering price tag of $25,000 for the bottle. And you will have to pay a whopping $1200 for a nip! Therefore, it has been slated as the most expensive rum in the world. John Georges, a master distiller, believes that with the Legacy they have made a remarkable achievement and it is any day not only the most expensive but also the greatest rum that you will ever sip in your life. Angostura has been known for making the finest of rums and their youngest rum is only 17 years old! The Legacy is however a fine rum made with a fine process of distilling and blending.
So what is it about the Angostura’s Legacy that makes it so special? Well, let’s give you more insights into the most expensive rum in the world.
Most Expensive Rum: the Legacy by Angostura
The world’s most expensive rum is a sheer product hard work. It was at a single island of Trinidad that this rum was made by hand and that too for six long years. The distillation process was also very unique and specialised for it was distilled using a seven column continuous still. A 200 litre American Oak Cask, which was also very old by the way, was used to chill filter it and then store it. The dark oak of the American oak box also gets reflected in the colour of the rum. This is how a rum should look like believes John Georges. One can also notice streaks of gold and amber in the rum as and when you hold it in a rum glass. The colour of the rum is truly luminous bronze.
How does the Most Expensive Rum taste?
It is not the kind of rum that you simply gulp down once you pour it in your glass. You will have to sense the fine aroma of the rum first. As you hold the glass closer to your nose you can feel the scintillating aromas of the vanilla spice and oak. What you can also smell is a lingering floral aroma which will only take you to a different world. When you actually take the first sip of the Legacy, after feeling all the aromas, you will be overwhelmed with the very natural and very sweet flavours of the aroma. The sweetness soon takes a back seat and as soon as have more of this very heavy liquid you can feel the spice gradually making its presence felt on your palate. The flavour of nuts only adds to the fineness that is this most expensive rum. The flavours that are left behind as you finally finish your glass are that of orange and oak.
The Legacy Decanter
The decanter of this very fine rum has to live up to its most expensive tag. The decanter has been hand blown by Asprey in London and comes with a lead free crystals and is known for its art deco style. An exotic but rare Trinidadian butterfly adorns the decanter and is made of sterling silver. The butterfly is very close to the Trinidadian traction. It symbolises the beginning of the harvest season once it lands on the sugar cane. It also makes for a lovely motif for the most expensive rum in the word which is the Legacy by Angostura.