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Diamond 31 years 1981 Velier Barrels S W Casks n°10537-36-39 - 810 bottles - bottled in 2012

  • 60.10% |
  • 0.70L

A 31 year old Diamond molasses-based rum distilled in the distillery’s metal Coffey still in 1981 and bottled at cask strength in 2012. This is a blend of three casks (#10537-10536-10539, marked S) selected by the Genoese independent bottler Velier in the period when Luca Gargano had access to th…More info

  • Distillery: Diamond
  • Appellation: Rhum, Very Old Demerara Rum
  • Country/Region: Guyana, Guyana, Demerara-Mahaica
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 high-shoulder
  • State: 1 very slightly damaged label

Lot presentation
Diamond 31 years 1981 Velier Barrels S W Casks n°10537-36-39 - 810 bottles - bottled in 2012

Cuvée presentation

A 31 year old Diamond molasses-based rum distilled in the distillery’s metal Coffey still in 1981 and bottled at cask strength in 2012. This is a blend of three casks (#10537-10536-10539, marked S) 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. A limited edition of 810 bottles.

The distillery Diamond

The Diamond estate was founded in 1670 on the banks of the Demerara River. The distillery, Guyana’‘s last, is now owned by Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), a business created by the government when it nationalized the country’‘s distilleries in 1974. These distilleries closed one after the other and Diamond recovered their famous wooden stills, with a double still from Port Mourant, a four-column Savalle still from Uitvlugt, a single still from Versailles and a Coffey still from Enmore. Diamond itself is produced in a two-column metal Coffey still installed in the 1950s. After selling to brokers, merchants and blenders for many years, DDL finally launched its own brand, El Dorado, in 1992, featuring bottlings that blend or highlight the rums produced by the distillery’‘s different stills.

Detailed characteristics

  • Distillery: Diamond
  • Vintage: 1981
  • Bottler: Velier
  • Age: 31 years
  • Appellation: Very Old Demerara Rum
  • Country/Region: Guyana, Guyana, Demerara-Mahaica
  • Alcohol percentage: 60.10 %
  • Volume: 0.70L
  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 high-shoulder
  • State: 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Case: Yes
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Color: Brown
Diamond 31 years 1981 Velier Barrels S W Casks n°10537-36-39 - 810 bottles - bottled in 2012
Diamond 31 years 1981 Velier Barrels S W Casks n°10537-36-39 - 810 bottles - bottled in 2012

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Diamond 31 years 1981 Velier Barrels S W Casks n°10537-36-39 - 810 bottles - bottled in 2012

iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format