A full-bodied, fiery rum from Guyana, distilled through Diamond Distillery's Port Mourant still.
Diamond Distillery is best known for the rums it produces under the El Dorado label. The Port Mourant estate - and its still - was established in 1732 but process of nationalisation of the sugar industry in the country lead to a centralisation of the various stills located around the country. First it was transferred to Uitvlugt, then in 2000 to its current home at Diamond Distillery along with all the other heritage stills and a modern multi-column set up.
A wooden pot still, it is one of the few remaining of its type in the world.
Bottled at 55.9% at nine years old. 461 bottles in the run.
Nose: Soft vanilla and ripe banana lead among plenty of winter spice and salinity. Charred oak adds a defined and muscular backdrop, which a little milk chocolate rises through.
Palate: A buttery mouthfeel sparkles with complex molasses spice and sweet red chilli heat. An earthy oak core reveals roasted fruit, more sea salt and sticky toffee.
Finish: A little engine oil adds an interesting touch to a long finish.
- Diamond Distillery