Appleton Estate 17 Year Old Legend Rum
This rum is a faithful recreation of the J. Wray & Nephew 17 Year Old Jamaican rum which was produced during the 1940s and used to create the original Mai Tai at Trader Vic’s. It was created in an extremely limited edition of just 1,500 bottles worldwide.
Appleton Estate Announces 17 Year Old Legend
On May 17th, 2023, Appleton Estate announced the release of the 17 Year Old Legend. This immediately turned heads within the tiki community, as the rum this was a recreation of the famed Mai Tai Rum that hadn’t been accessible for half a century.
The first 36 bottles of Appleton Estate 17 Year Old Legend were released via blockchain spirits marketplace BlockBar on May 18th, 2023. They were sold for $500 as NFTs that can be redeemed for the physical bottles of rum.
BlockBar Sells Out
The BlockBar release of 17 Year Old Legend sold out within 45 minutes of going live. Notably, a number of buyers purchased multiple bottles, as there was not a purchase limit in place.
Appleton Estate 17 Year Old Legend Resell Price
Following the bottle selling out on BlockBar, numerous aftermarket sales took place between the $1,000 and $1,400 range.
ReserveBar Online Release
On July 20th, 2023, Appleton Estate 17 Year Old Legend had a wide release in the United States via ReserveBar at 3 PM PST. It is speculated that a few hundred bottles were available during this release at most, and it sold out nationwide within around 15 minutes.
A few months
Item was purchased, then resold a few months later.
Item originates from Jamaica
Somewhat challenging to resell.
Product released online.