Words by Jesse Serwer—
Ready to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th? Got a spare 5 grand US in your pocket? Appleton Estate is celebrating Jamaica’s half-century of independence with what surely qualifies as one of the world’s most expensive rums. According to parent J. Wray and Nephew Co., the 50-year-aged Appleton Estate Jamaica Independence Reserve will be the oldest rum currently on the market worldwide. We just wonder if anyone will actually be drinking the stuff come Aug. 6. With only 800 bottles set for production, and earmarked for sale at high-end international liquor shops and duty-free vendors, we hope some Jamaicans will get a taste, not just foreign investors and collectors. Alright, who’s chipping in on a bokkle?