GUYANA / 0.70ltr, 43%
The Enmore Estate in Guyana dates back to 1840 but as the industry has changed over the years so the Enmore Stills have moved to new locations. Now part of Demerara Distillers’ operation based at Diamond Distillery in Georgetown, the Enmore Stills are busy producing their unique style of rums.
A pot still is in production today while the famous wooden patent still built by John Dore & Co in 1880 is being re-constructed to produce its unique style of rum. This 1988 rum, which was distilled in 1988 on the pot still, is a classic example of fine Demerara Rum. Matured only in used American Bourbon casks its pale golden colour is unusual for a 20 year old rum. Light in colour but full in nose, deep fruit, burnt sugar and high wood tones give a clear cut introduction to a dry deep palate with toasted spice notes, firm spirit and a well controlled flavour profile, good weight and long dry aftertaste.
A fine rum, not to everybody’s taste, but a true example of the individual distiller’s art. Enjoy this quietly over a glass full of ice and savour the true Demerara. Sip or mix, it is your pleasure.