An exclusive taste of the Caribbean has arrived in Birmingham this month with the arrival of one of the world’s most expensive bottles of rum at Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse Bar and Grill.
The bottle of Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo costs £2,500 and is one of just two in the UK, after it was bought by Nick Taplin, CEO of Black and White Hospitality, who owns the popular city restaurant.
The other bottle currently in the country is for sale at a bar in The Shard, London. There are only 1,000 bottles produced in Cuba a year, and only 10 are allowed in the UK.
Nick said: “I was recently on holiday in Cuba and we went to the Havana Club where this is distilled and blended. I instantly knew it would be perfect for our Birmingham bar and one of our diners who wanted to splash out on what is an exquisite bottle of rum.
“I did manage to have a taste of this rum while I was at the distillery and it was incredible. I wanted to give a rum lover in the Midlands a chance to enjoy it too, giving them the opportunity to enjoy our amazing views with one of the best rums in the world,” he added.
The rum, which has flavours of oak, fresh pear, dark chocolate and dried fruits, is part of the company’s Iconica Collection. It is handcrafted by blending the best and oldest rum reserves that have been left to age in Havana Club’s cellars, respecting the genuine tradition of Cuban rum-making, which is why so few bottles are crafted each year.
Max Bennett, operations manager added: “We are inviting our customers to put their names forward for buying this exclusive bottle and we are sure it will soon be snapped up.”
The bottle, which is encased in a hand crafted box, is for sale now at cost price at the restaurant situated on Level 25 of The Cube, and enquiries can be made at the bar or with Max.
For more details, visit http://www.mpwrestaurants.co.uk/restaurants/steakhouse-birmingham/ or to find out more about the rum, visit https://havana-club.com/en-ww/rum/iconica-collection/maximo-extra-anejo/