A molasses-based rum from the Enmore distillery distilled in 1995 and bottled at cask strength in 2011 after 16 years of maturation in a tropical climate. According to the label, it contains rum from eight casks (#7140-7111) from the distillery’s last distillation, despite the distillery generally b…More info
A molasses-based rum from the Enmore distillery distilled in 1995 and bottled at cask strength in 2011 after 16 years of maturation in a tropical climate. According to the label, it contains rum from eight casks (#7140-7111) from the distillery’s last distillation, despite the distillery generally being thought to have closed in 1994. To add to the confusion, the label refers to a single pot still distillation, despite Enmore using a wooden Coffey still. It was selected by the Genoese independent bottler Velier in the period when Luca Gargano had access to the cellars of Demerara Distillers Limited thanks to his friendship with Yesu Persaud. These selections played a key role in building Velier’s renown, alongside its incredible Caroni bottlings. Velier no longer has access to DDL’s stocks and these rums are now some of the most sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts due to the unique flavours and concentration offered by their tropical ageing.
The Enmore sugar plantation was set up in the early 19th century by Edward Henry Porter on the banks of the Demerara River. When the Guyanese government nationalized the production of rum in 1974, it was one of the last distilleries still in operation, alongside Diamond and Uitvlugt. The two wooden Coffey stills built from Chlorocardium Rodiei (Greenheart)—a wood generally used for shipbuilding due to its good water resistance and which offers properties similar to copper for purifying sulphur compounds—date back to the 1880s and are based on the model invented by Aeneas Coffey in 1832. They were transferred to Uitvlugt when the distillery closed in 1994, then to Diamond when Uitvlugt closed in 1999. This was also the case for the Enmore wooden pot still that Enmore had recovered after the distillery of the same name closed in 1978.
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