I'm interested to find out if the top rated rums on here can be had at an bargain price. If so, whereabouts in the world are you, what websites are you buying from? Everywhere I'm looking online is suggesting to use rum auctions... any advice or help would be greatly appreciated
Hello mwb1, welcome to paradise, here's the best rum at the best prices ! No
I think the time for bargains is over, you can be happy at all to still buy a really good bottle for a reasonable price on the regular market.
I recommend like everyone else to try your luck on auctions.
A tip: The good bargains are at the local distilleries, so plan your future vacations wisely.
On the other hand, the opposite gets more popular and you can buy poor rum for much money so be careful :)
There are people who go to liquor shops in France and look for dusty bottles on the shelves.
It's the same in Italy, every now and then you can find bargains.
The question is rather what you can buy today at a normal price, which will be a bargain later. I think Velier Foursquare, Appleton, Long Pond bottlings are still undervalued.
I think you can also buy 1996 Velier Caronis under 2k (The Last or some employees). I think they will double in price.
As you are from the UK I would look at local auctions. Rum Hunter bought a navy rum flagon for example:
This site was very good for buying rarer bottles: https://sklep-domwhisky.pl/
@mwb1 Wich rums are you looking for? Generally you have the best prices locally or at the biggest markets. Since GB left the EU you pay somewhat more than people within the EU for most bottles. But not as much as someone in Moskow or Hong Kong. What yiu probably can get for a reasonable price are rum flagons from the royal navy. Iwish i could have this possibility also^^
i got some good deals on black Fri on Amazon and whisky exchange
I'm in Australia but I found that Urban drinks in Europe was great for prices if I bought at least 2 bottles to make shipping better value. I of course pay import tax on way in (few times they didn't 😃) so it works out at about A$100 per bottle shipping+taxes on top of website price . Picked up a few Zafra 30 and Centenario Real which I couldn't get in Oz. A Presidente 23 with import costs was still A$150 cheaper than at a large chain supplier here .
The best bargain bottle is the one that's generally already competitively priced and that you personally rate WAY higher than most other people.
For me, that's El Dorado 3. I've had rum three times more expensive that I didn't like as much as this one, and I like the longer-aged El Dorados considerably less.
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