A few highlights from yesterdays event with #juulsvinogspiritus . So many different exciting and curious spirits. Thanks so much to the whole team for inviting us and for bringing such awesome bottles.
Pic 2: the absolute highlight of the evening for me was the Clement single cask Angelique. A 15 year old agricole rhum from Martinique, it is one of the brightest and alive rums I've ever tasted, and that is saying a lot these days. Such strong citrus and bright candy notes, and yet bone dry and with lots of depth. Amazing.
Pic 3: Plantation Réunion Grand Arome 12 yr. Made with wild yeasts, open vats and long fermentation, IMO the Savannah distillery, thousands of miles from the Caribbean, makes some of the most exciting rum styles outside of Jamaica, both traditional and agricole.
Pic 4: A positive surprise, the Compagnie des Indes Cuba 18 yr old 59%. I have a special affinity for the island as i have visited a few times, but I could never come to terms with their rums, finding them boring and docile. This exploits and elevates the smoothness and elegance that normally turns me off from this style.
Other highlights include a super toasty 24 yr old Enmore rum also from CdI, a crispy and funky Haitian Vaval Clairin bottled by Velier, a few very powerful, young and expensive Taiwanese Kavalan whiskies and a perfumed cognac style eau de vie rested in chestnut casks from Pierre Ferrand. What an awesome evening!
Last Ward, 2007 - triple distilled in McMillan pot stills, aged in ex-bourbon barrels. Pure single 10 year old rum, 65% angel share. 59% ABV, and after 9 months open in the bottle (slightly) more approachable. Still a spicy, dry, funky beast though. @mountgayrum #rum#habitationvelier#velier#lastward#bajan#bajanrum
Fondata nel 1753 a #trelawny#hampdenestate è una delle più antiche aziende di lavorazione della canna da zucchero in #jamaica e i suoi prodotti si caratterizzano proprio per il totale rispetto della tradizione dell’isola.
Hampden ancora oggi utilizza esclusivamente alambicchi in rame, quindi tutti i rum sono prodotti con distillazione 100% pot-still e, come nella miglior tradizione jamaicana, la fermentazione avviene per tempi piuttosto lunghi con lieviti naturali.
🥃Questo garantisce lo sviluppo di aromi intensi e unici.
🥃L'Hampden Estate produce rum tipicamente Jamaicani di alta qualità e fornisce, tra l'altro i rum a Luca Gargano per Habitation Velier.
🥃Hampden Estate Velier Pure single Jamaica è la base di partenza per tutti gli invecchiamenti della distilleria selezionati da Gargano e commercializzati ufficialmente da Velier.
What about this #veliersunday ?
🥃Today with @rumcask, @drymilano and #HabitationVelier Last Ward 2007🥃
That moment when you walk into a bar in Milan and find what you're after. The Last Ward. Words not required. If you haven't tried it yet, what have you been doing with your life?
Tonight I’m visiting Worthy Park in Jamaica. The Rum distillery there began production in the 1740’s but was mothballed in 1962. This was the first distillation when it began production again in 2005. It packs a punch and typical of Jamaican Rum, it’s as funky as its inhabitants. 🇯🇲 #purerum#worthypark#jamaicanrum#jamaica#habitationvelier#realrum
Velier Forsyths Worthy Park 2005/2015 10yo Jamaican Pure Single Rum (57.8%). Absolutely scRUMptios stuff (heh.....). No but seriously, fantastic. Love rums with engine oil notes. Completely deserving of Serge’s Whiskyfun.com 92pts score (which is a very high score if you know his scale). And what a cool bottle! And 64% of the booze lost to evaporation in 10 years before bottling, due to the climate! #velier#rum#worthypark#forsyths#habitationvelier#rumporn#malternative#jamaica