National Rums Of Jamaica Long Pond 2003

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A unique, strange rum containing very high esters bottled as part of the National Rums Of Jamaica series.

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.

These are rums for the curious and the adventurous, rare windows into the wide spectrum and history of rum.

Distilled at Long Pond distillery in 2003, this carries the TECA mark, which refers to rums with the very high ester level of 1200/1300 gr/hlpa at distillation. Its official classification is Continental Flavoured – on of Jamaica’s four official classifications – and refers to ester readings of 700/1600 gr/hlpa.

Distilled through pot still, this was matured for 15 years in Jamaica and vatted from 9 barrels. With 67% angels share, there are 2,484 bottles worldwide.

Intense but complex, this is perfumed and floral with tropical fruits and a spicy finish.

Esters are the chemical compounds that give rum various flavours, often fruity ones. High ester rums after often characterised as “funky” or “pungent” and a reading of 500 gr/hlpa certainly fits that “high” 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 connoisseur’s only opportunity to experience these traditional styles.

Additional Information
SKU:
99139
Group:
Spirits
Vintage:
2003
Age:
15
Type:
Rum
Country:
Jamaica
Style:
Single Pure Rum
Producer:
Long Pond
ABV:
63%
Size:
700ml