A Worthy Park distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2017 for the Habitation Velier range after 11 years’ maturation. Distilled in a double-retort Forsyths still depicted on the label, it is marked WPM, meaning it has an ester content of 120-239 g/hlpa. Velier was founded in Genoa by Casimir Chaix in 1947…More info
A Worthy Park distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2017 for the Habitation Velier range after 11 years’ maturation. Distilled in a double-retort Forsyths still depicted on the label, it is marked WPM, meaning it has an ester content of 120-239 g/hlpa. Velier was founded in Genoa by Casimir Chaix in 1947. It was originally a small, family-run business specializing in the import and distribution of wine and spirits. Luca Gargano, a former representative for Saint James and serious rum collector and enthusiast, bought the business in 1986 and began bottling whisky first in 1992 and then rum in 1996. Rums selected by Velier are only ever aged in a tropical climate, which explains both their concentration and the high angels’ share. They are generally bottled at cask strength or just below. The company’s selections from Diamond’s vaults as well as the Caroni bottlings and the bottlings from various distilleries in Jamaica, Barbados and other countries have played a key role in rum’s history and are today some of the most sought-after in the category.
Worthy Park was founded in the early 18th century in Lluidas Vale, in the parish of Sainte-Catherine, Jamaica. The estate was used to produce sugar and records show it was producing rum as far back as 1741. It would continue to do so for more than two centuries, before the overproduction of rum in Jamaica led the distillery to close in 1950. The estate, which has seen only three owners throughout its long history, has belonged to the Clarke family since 1918, who were responsible for its reconstruction in 2015, during which it was equipped with a Forsyths double-retort pot still. Production began again shortly after. The company offers its own brands Rum Bar and Worthy Park Gold, and, more recently, Worthy Park Estate.
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