It' s been a few years since I tried this rum but as I recall it was a really good sipping rum. Smells fantastic and really hits the spot on a cold winter night. I received this as a gift so I have no idea how much it costs. I try to rate based on the price, it's not fair to compare a $100 rum to a $20 rum, so take this rating with a grain of salt. I've had similar rums in the $35-50 range.