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Another release from Habitation Velier. This time we are seeing Velier partnering up with Worthy Park Estate in Jamaica for this release.
First up I will help with the title for this rum. Fortunately as well as providing us with a rather confusing and slightly obscure title, Velier have also provided us with extensive notes on the production and origin of this rum.
World’s End Rum Dark Spiced. Now if I was going from name alone I would assume that this German Spiced Rum was after some of the Kraken’s market share. Perhaps another a Black Magic style knock off?
Well yes and no. For a start the rum certainly is like the Kraken – dark and indeed spiced. However, the presentation does not seek to mimic the Kraken. Even the illustrious Captain Morgan tried a similar knock off bottle for their Dark Spiced concoction.
A Demerara rum from Whiskybroker. Whisky Broker seem to be a company that goes down the Ronseal route of promotion by doing “Exactly what it says on the tin”. So apologies for the slightly long title for this particular review. They have declined to give their first rum bottling a snappier title.
Smooth Ambler Revelation Rum hails from Greenbrier Country, West Virginia via Jamaica. Smooth Ambler Spirits both distill and independently bottle older spirits when they see a suitable opportunity.
Revelation Rum is an example of when an older rare spirit or spirits have become available. They are most famous for their range of Old Scout whiskies. This is the first rum they have bottled.
Doorly’s is an historic Bajan rum brand now owned by Foursquare Distilery. It was the first branded rum to be exported from the island of Barbados. Bulk rum was exported in casks long before Doorly’s,
The Doorly’s brand has been in existence since 1908. This however, is a new expression.
Elements Eight – for so long the brand was identifiable by its very tall, sleek bottles and distinctive framed logo.
Moving with the times Elements Eight CEO Carl Stephenson decided to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with a re-boot. Hence the re-designed “dumpy” bottles. The logo remains but these newly designed bottles are much easier to store.
Mount Gay established in 1703 report that they are the oldest rum brand in existence. Which is arguable. What cannot be argued is that they are one of the top producers of authentic rum in the Caribbean.
Alongside Eclipse – Mount Gay Extra Old (Mount Gay XO or even MGXO) is their most recognised and most respected rum. A blend of Pot and Column molasses it is seen as a benchmark in the birth of true sipping rums.
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