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Swede nabs world's dearest rum 'for Obama'

Swede nabs world's dearest rum 'for Obama'

Published: 18 Feb 2013 10:53 GMT+01:00
Updated: 18 Feb 2013 10:53 GMT+01:00

A Swedish luxury hotelier has bought a 180,000-kronor ($28,350) bottle of rum but says he won't open it until his manor house in central Sweden welcomes a true VIP, such as US President Barack Obama.

Georg Möller owns a stake in Dömle herrgård, a manor house converted into a hotel in rural Värmland County in central Sweden.

He told the regional Nya Wermlands Tidning (NWT) newspaper that it only took five minutes of deliberation at a wine and spirits auction at the weekend for him to part with more than $28,000 for the limited edition bottle of rum.

It was developed by master distillers on Trinidad to celebrate the Caribbean island's 50 years of independence.

Only 20 bottles were produced, with Möller got his hands on the only one available on the Swedish market.

Möller told NWT he may invite master distiller John Georges at Angostura distillers of Trinidad & Tobago to come to Sweden and hold a guest lecture about the unique rum, believed to be the world's most expensive.

The Legacy bottle of rum, meanwhile, will get a specially designed cabinet at the Swedish manor house where it will be displayed rather than tasted - at least for the foreseeable future.

"If ever something really, really really unique happens, like Obama visiting us, then we'll take a sip," Möller told NWT.

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12:10 February 18, 2013 by wabasha
i didn't know the rum was brewed. interesting...
16:31 February 18, 2013 by Eric1
The great lord Obama lives in luxury as he destroys the American health care, standard of living, and makes us defenseless. Yes, Virginia dear, evil people do exist, most think they are gods in the beginning.
17:31 February 18, 2013 by jmclewis
@ wabasha ...... Rum is not brewed it is distilled.

@ Eric1 you are 100% Correct!
12:36 February 19, 2013 by cogito
The Man Who Would Be King.
16:26 February 21, 2013 by Åskar
@Eric1

And this Tea Party rambling is relevant to the article in what way?
17:18 February 21, 2013 by johnrj
Tell you what Mr. Möller. If he ever comes over. YOU CAN KEEP HIM. We DON'T want him back or his worthless wife back.
18:31 February 21, 2013 by cogito
@ Åskar (#5)

His urgent impassioned campaign against gun violence was interrupted for a Florida vacation costing $1 million. He took $1,000 an hour golf lessons and hung out with that renowned model father and husband, the 1 percenter Tiger Woods

Seems like the Swedish hotelier knows a luxury lover when he sees one.
08:42 February 23, 2013 by csence
Every time air force one takes off it costs US taxpayers at least $2-5 million. Plus don't forget there is always the air force two as a decoy, F16 following and michelle in a separate vacation for a few extra millions (she was skiing again) and does anyone know the dog BO goes in a separate private jet...with his trainer. muslims aren't aloud to travel in same vehicle as a dog. The amount of jet fuel waste here is astounding. So much for going green.....
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