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A 15 Year Old Port Mourant Rum from El Dorado released as part as their Rare Collection. The three rums in the Rare Collection were released simultaneously earlier this year.
It has been noted that the rums ages mirror three of El Dorado’s “Premium” rums. 12, 15 and 21 years old. I’m not sure whether it is entirely deliberate, nor am I totally sure if the stills used reflect the dominant rums used in each of El Dorado’s regular expressions. A spreadsheet of rums used in El Dorado rums was published a while back but has since been questioned. To be honest all are blends anyway so its academic really.
Bristol Classic Rum are perhaps more famous for their red labelled Port Mo(u)rants. This 1988 Enmore Still bottling seems to have flown under the radar. It has not attracted anywhere near as much attention.
As this Enmore Still rum was distilled in 1988. It is likely that it was actually produced on the old Enmore Distillery site rather than Demerara Distiiilers Limited (DDL). The record books tell me that Enmore Distillery did not cease production completely, until 1993.
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.
Eariler this year Demerara Distillers Limited announced some new rums in their El Dorado range. Limited edition releases of rums from single stills. This one is from the Versailles (VSG) still.
It seems that Demerara Distillers have set out a very different direction for their US and European bottlings. Last year the US were treated to a range of wine finished expressions of their flagship 15 Year Old rum. The European market was treated instead to three Rare Collection rums. This Versailles 2002 is one of them.
El Dorado have been hitting the headlines lately with their Rare Collection. This Original Dark Rum is available in the Netherlands (where it is bottled) and it is also listed on the official El Dorado website. However I’d never seen it in the UK until Beers of Europe had a stash of this and a white in a similar style bottle.
When “Premium” Rum is spoken about Velier really should be seen as the pinnacle if any such category really, truly exists. Especially when it comes to Demerara Rum from the Diamond Distillery.
With the luxury of being able to hand pick and barter for his own individual casks from the distillery Luca Gargano has his own unique foothold into Demerara Distillers huge stock of aged rums. Or he did………
Velier are an Italian Independent bottler. One of the few bottlers that focus on rum rather than Whisky. Velier have been setting the standards for independent bottlers since the 1990’s and led by the irrepressible Luca Gargano, they are showing no signs of slowing down.
You are probably wondering (like I was) about the strange name of this rum. Velier or rather Luca individually visits and selects specific casks from Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL). Then unlike many other independent bottlers the casks remain at DDL to benefit from Tropical ageing. The rum is then brought to England where it is bottled before being sold mostly to mainland Europe.
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