Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 24, 2010
Demerara County (in Guyana) is popular across the world for its rich, three hundred year history of rum production. Using a combination of old wooden stills in conjunction with modern stills and distilling techniques, Demerara Distillers Ltd. (DDL) has built a reputation for outstanding quality and consistent production. DDL is the currently the largest supplier of bulk Caribbean rums to Europe and North America.
Here is an excerpt from my review:
“….instead of tasting like a typically sweet South American Rum, this has more of a Caribbean Island flavour profile with a hint of mildly bitter tobacco resting under the flavours and spices. I taste toasted notes of spicy oak, dry fruits (dates, figs and coconut), as well as a caramelized brown sugar. Although the rum is buttery, it is also slightly dry with a tea like flavour that asserts itself with the dryness…”
You can read the full review here:
As usual I have provided a nice cocktail of my own creation with the Review.
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Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 31, 2010
A friend of mine dropped by the other day with an intriguing bottle of rum from El Dorado Rums. A single barrel offering called El Dorado Single Barrel PM. Apparently the folks from Demerara Distilleries Ltd (DDL), did a series of single barrel bottlings to highlight the various characteristics of some of their more famous rum stills. In the case of the PM, this bottle highlights the Port Mourant Still which is the only production wooden pot still in the world today. This is the original wooden pot still, built at the Port Mourant Sugar Factory, which was constructed when the Demerara region began to produce navy rum for the Royal British Navy over two hundred years ago.
There is apparently two other Single barrel rums from El Dorado available in my locale, but so far this is only one that I have sampled. Here is an excerpt from my review:
“In the glass the rum displays a rich oil which laid nice long fat legs down the inside of my glass. This should indicate a long rich finish. Rising from the glass is a woody tannin filled smell with a great complexity of aroma. Behind the woody tannins I smell coarse dark brown sugar…“
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