An extremely rare creature, this rum is rich, smooth, and mellow with a soft syrupy mouth-feel and subtle notes of caramel and heavy fruit cake. An after-dinner treat for sipping slowly and sparingly.
Demerara County, Guyana, has been steeped in the history of sugar and rum production since the 17th century. A hundred years later over 300 sugar estates had their own distillery producing their own signature rums. Through the centuries these estates and distilleries have been amalgamated, but these important marques and the original stills were preserved. Today, Demerara Distillers operates the last remaining distillery in Guyana at Plantation Diamond on the East bank of the Demerara River. Here they have consolidated all the old original stills, marques, and traditional skills which make Demerara Rum so distinctive. With its 9 different stills, no other rum distillery in the world offers such a variety and range of over twenty different styles of rum.
This exquisite vintage rum possesses a silky smoothness that challenges the oldest cognac. The constant ambient warmth and tropical conditions of Demerara dramatically hasten the maturation process - producing a spirit that is the equivalent of one aged for many more years in a cooler climate.