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GUYANA / 0.70ltr, 57.2%
Continuous Wooden Coffey Still, Distilled 1996
The Enmore distillery in Guyana was one of just three that remained from a glut of rum production during the 17th century. Its rum is full of character. Enmore was once the home of the famed wooden Coffey still, closed in 1993 before the equipment was moved to DDL's Diamond distillery where it sits today.This 21 year old particular rum was distilled in 1996, using the very old wooden pot still.
The Wooden Coffey Still
The Wooden Continuous Coffey or EHP Wooden Still is the last fully working example of its kind in the world today. It is similar, if not identical, to the very first continuous still constructed and patented by an Irish excise officer, Aeneas Coffey in 1832, after whom the Still was named.
This Still is the original and last surviving one from the Enmore Sugar Estate founded nearly 200 years ago by Edward Henry Porter. Since 1880 it has been producing a medium bodied rum with a mild, fruity aroma, and its unique flavour is attributed to the wooden structure of this tall still, described by the rum writer, Dave Broom, as ‘looking like a giant filing cabinet’.