The ‘World’s Oldest Known Rum,’ Nearly 250 Years Old, Just Sold for $30,000

It’s not unique to see an aged spirit garner high bids when sold at auction. But this remarkably old bottle — distilled nearly 250 years ago — just sold for an especially impressive price.

The 1780 dark rum, originating from the Harewood estate in Barbados, was recently sold by Miami-based spirits platform Old Liquors Inc. The platform sold the centuries-old rum to an unnamed collector in Switzerland for $29,999, according to a Jan. 6 press release.

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