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Elements Eight rums are quite visible in the UK marketplace. Several more upmarket department stores stock the brand and it can be found in many style and cocktail bars.
Presentation wise that’s not really surprising as the tall square, high shouldered bottles are very pleasing on the eye. They are however less pleasing on the shelves. You will find they are a lot taller than most spirits bottles – which can make them a bit of a pain to store. So it’s probably just as well that they have recently re-launched their rums with new packaging. They have also decided to drop this offering.
East London Liquor Co. Ltd (ELLC) is a vodka and gin distillery. Based in London’s East End, Bow Wharf to be exact.
They also import spirits – such as this Demerara rum from Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL). The vodka and gin distillery is complemented by a bar and they also have an online store. Here you can buy both their own range and other spirits.
A 2005 Guyana vintage from Plantation distilled on the iconic Port Mourant pot still.
Plantation rum should be familiar to most readers. They are not shy when it comes to promoting themselves. Their Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Infused Rum, has been virtually impossible to ignore over the past couple of years.
Kill Devil and Worthy Park have already been covered on the website. I was very keen to try out this 10 Year Old Jamaican Rum.
Kill Devil are part of Hunter Laing (an Independent Whisky bottler). This archaic slang term for Rum is used to brand their run of Single Cask rums.
It’s encouraging to see more and more Independent bottlers coming to the fore. Kill Devil offer very limited “one off” cask bottlings. These initial releases are not at Cask Strength, so far all releases have been capped at 46% ABV. This may upset some purists. I understand their next release of rums will be at Cask Strength.
Foursquare Rum Distillery should need little or no introduction. Over the past few years alone, the distillery has released a number of new innovative rums.
These new rums compliment and expand upon the existing classics in the Foursquare repertoire.
Thanks to importer Marussia Beverages, the UK has been treated to a number of new releases in the past couple of months. Some have been unexpected such as the Doorly’s 8 Year Old (review coming soon). Others such as this rum, very much anticipated and eagerly received!
Santiago de Cuba is a Cuban rum brand named after the city of Santiago. A green mountain range named “Sierra Maestra”, the golden sun and the Caribbean Sea characterise the landscape around the city of Santiago. The landscape can be found in the brands logo.
The Cuban rum distilleries came into existence in the middle of the 19th century. One of the largest distilleries is located in Santiago de Cuba. The secrets of producing rum are passed on from generation to generation through the “Maestros Roneros”.
Caroni Aged 15 Years is the older brother of the Aged 12 Years I reviewed earlier. Both bottlings by Velier standards are relatively inexpensive.
Both rums are example of the “heavy” style of Caroni/Trinidad rum. Angostura do not produce “heavy” style rum under their own banner.
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