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Santa Teresa Linaje was released back in 2012. Whether it was a worldwide release or not I’m not entirely sure.
Santa Teresa are the oldest producers of rum in Venezuela. An independent family group employing over 400 people. Santa Teresa is renowned for its community investment, including the Alcatraz project, the Revenga municipal projects of Aragua State, location of the Agroindustrial tourist and sports complex at Hacienda Santa Teresa.
Elements Eight Rum Company was founded back in 2006. We recently conducted an interview with Carl Stephenson the owner of Elements Eight. As a result of this we have been able to gain a lot of insight and information on Elements Eights rums.
Early in my own “Rum Journey” my wife bought me a bottle of Elements Eight Gold Rum. I actually reviewed it a couple of years ago for the site. As part of a re-branding Elements Eight have opted to rename their Gold Rum to something more distinctive and meaningful. So it has been re-named Vendome. I’m re-reviewing this as I’m curious to see if my opinion has changed much. I’m assured by Carl that the rum is the same now as it was then. I do know that my taste had changed slightly and my awareness has improved vastly since those days!
Rum Nation are an Italian Independent bottler headed up by Fabio Rossi. It was formed in 1999 and has the tagline Single Domaine Rum.
In keeping with many Independent bottlers Rum Nation do not give specific information on the distillery and or still. In most instances you just get the country of origin.
The Oxford English Dictionary notes a number of uses and meanings for the word Premium. In the context of this article the meaning is as follows
“Relating to or denoting a commodity of superior quality and therefore a higher price”
Which is pretty simple and easy to understand. So lets take a look at a few Premium rums. In this scenario the word is defined by the fact the rum itself promotes itself as Premium, on its bottle.
A 2001 single vintage from Diplomatico who should need little or no introduction. Their Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is regularly cited as one of the worlds greatest rums. For many rum lovers their rums are staples in their rum cabinets.
Venezuela, has from has its own economic problems but the countries rums are globally recognised. Brands such as Pampero are owned by Diageo.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Elements Eight they are an Independent British Spirits Company. Elements Eight refers to the eight elements which make up their final product. Elements Eight rums are also a blend of eight separate rums.
The company has been operating since 2006. As well as celebrating their tenth year in business in 2016, Elements Eight have also re-designed and re-vamped their packaging and line up.
Back in 2013 Angostura announced the launch of No.1. The first in a new collection of limited edition “Premium” rums.
This the “first” Angostura No.1 (yes they have called subsequent releases No.1 as well confusingly) is part of the companies Cask Collection. The collection is a range of Premium Rums aged in select barrels.
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