A recreation of the STCE Jamaican rum mark of the closed Cambridge Estate Distillery, bottled for National Rums Of Jamaica.
The National Rums Of Jamaica series is the first time that rums from the Long Pond distillery have been bottled at high proof and without additions. Rums under the label include recreated styles of long-closed distilleries as well as remarkable, often high ester, distillations from the distillery rarely seen in their natural form.
In this case, the Cambridge style was a reasonably high ester run â the STCE mark referring to an ester count of 550/700 gr/hlpa during distillation. Distilled at Long Pond in 2005, this carries the Continental Flavoured mark â one of Jamaicaâs four classifications â which refers to an ester count of 700/1600.
It is labelled as a world premiere for the STCE mark in this natural, cask strength, no additives format.
Matured for 13 years in Jamaica, 11 barrels yielded 3,648 bottles with an angelâs share of over 63%.
This showcases a savoury nose, with time and air bringing our citrus notes. A roasty, spicy palate leads to a long finish, with sugar cane, chocolate and stone fruit.
These are rums for the curious and the adventurous, rare windows into the wide spectrum and history of rum.
Esters are the chemical compounds that give rum various flavours, often fruity ones. High ester rums after often characterised as âfunkyâ or âpungentâ and a reading of 500 gr/hlpa certainly fits that âhighâ category.
These ultra-high ester rums were traditionally mixed with rums of lower esters to alter flavours in end product, and there is an argument that they were never designed to be drunk in isolation like you would a normal rum, but the National Rums series is a rum connoisseurâs only opportunity to experience these traditional styles.
- Pure Single
- Long Pond