If you're into layers of complexity, not just in the flavour profile of your rum, but in how it was produced - then our El Dorado tasting on Tuesday 12 February is a must do.
The El Dorado line is crafted by Demerara Distillers who are now the final remaining producer to use original stills that date back to the 1700s. These stills aren't just old, they're made from wood too, which sounds unfeasibly tricky when dealing with high temperatures and liquid.
The wood used is Green Heartwood and it's interaction with the alcoholic sugar based liquid during distillation results in a very heavy, full bodied distillate, ideal for complex, flavoursome rum production. The three stills in question have now been moved to the Diamond site at Demerara Distillers but were originally located on the three large sugar estates of Enmore, Port Mourant and Versailles - from where they get their names.
The Enmore still is now the last operating wooden continuous coffey still on the planet and the other two are the last single and double wooden pot stills. To this day, Enmore produces spirit used heavily in the El Dorado 21 year old, spirit from Port Mourant is used in the 15 year old and Versailles contributes to the blend used in the 12 year old, and this tasting will offer a fantastic opportunity to taste single barrel, vintage rums from each of these unique stills against the core blended rums.
Taste the difference between continuous stills and pot stills, and see how these styles transfer into the blended age statement rums. It's not every day that the three Rare collection rums of Enmore, Versailles and Port Mourant are opened to taste alongside each other, so don't miss out.
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