Would you pay £110 a shot for Liverpool's most expensive rum?
50-year-old Appleton Estate Jamaica Independence Reserve Rum is £4,000 a bottle
A LIVERPOOL bar is selling one of the world's rarest rums at £110 a shot.
The Smuggler's Cove is offering Appleton Estate Jamaica Independence Reserve Rum, which is 50 years old and limited to just 800 bottles worldwide. It is estimated to be worth around £4,000 a bottle.
Chris Hill, managing director of New World Trading Company says: "Our most prized is the granddad of rums, from Jamaica the Appleton Estate 50 year old!
"This 50-year-old specialty, made in tribute to the 50 years of independence of Jamaica, is thought to be the oldest rum available today.
"Intense flavours of the varietal sugar cane balance the woodiness of tropical ageing, oak and subtle spice. The finish doesn't get any longer than this."
But it's not all wallet busting spirits. Rum cocktails start at a more pocket friendly £5.95, with favourites including the Pink Parrot (£6.95) or the Mojito for Two (£15.50).
The Albert Dock venue is also running speciality tasting sessions with their own rum guru, showcasing one of the largest bar rum collections in the world, with 151 premium rums from all over the world.
Jade's verdict: The Appleton Estate is a tasty treat with rich mellow flavours and a soft spicy glow.
At £110 it isn't cheap, but I can see how rum connoisseurs would want to splash out on one of the world's rarest drinks. Just don't think about mixing it with anything - this is an experience to be savoured in its purest form.