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Would you ever pay this much?

Posted by hitnerwine on September 26, 2007 at 3:28 PM
Just sampled a rum costing $2,000.00!

Several days ago, at the 'Tasting Tower' at the Summerhill L.C.B.O., I tried a small sample of a bottle of rum that costs $2,000.00. Made by Havana Club, it is called 'Maximo,' and is the most prestigious rum they produce, made from only the finest blends.

An intense golden-brown colour, this was not only the most expensive rum I have ever tried, but also the most complicated. The different sorts of aromas I discovered when 'nosing' it were sensational, ranging from caramel to leafy notes. On the palate, it was gloriously smooth (with even a tiny bit of fruit showing ... weird). As hoped for, the finish was long and delicate.

For my part, I have found most rums to be uninteresting. And though I have tried premium rums before that I've liked, they have never been as good as 'Maximo.' Does this mean the rest of the rums I try
in my lifetime (that is, other than 'Maximo,' if I'm lucky) will seem dull by comparison? I hope not!

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