Friday, November 4, 2016

What Bar do I go to Get the Largest Selection of Rum in the World?

     Cottons in Notting Hill Gate has an official total of 372 different rums stocked, far exceeding any other bar.   The 1960s British Navy Rum Flagon is the most expensive rum stocked, priced at $311.87 a shot and $7643.75 per bottle, while the Nepalese Khukri rum is one of the most rare, priced at $15.29 per shot and $428.05 per bottle.

     The official certificate was presented to manager Samantha Edwards 27 October,2016 at the Notting Hill restaurant, which opened in April this year.   Edwards said: “Our varied collection of rums has been meticulously sourced from around the world, including everything from the popular brands to the small batch rums. It’s fantastic that the Guinness World Records has been able to make it official that we serve more different rums than anyone else.”  See the entire list at 
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
     I know that Martin Cate's Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, California has numbers that are just over 600 rums.  Guinness might want to rethink this world record.  Cotton's may have the largest selection in Great Britain, but not the world.

     In Key West there is the Rum Bar 275 plus rums and the Rum Barrel with a little over 200 in their rum menu.  The Tommy Bahama Bar in Las Vegas has 217 rums.  Miami has several rum bars in the 180 plus range.  New York also has some rum bars in the same range.