A column distilled rum from the Don Jose Distillery (aka Destileria Varela Hermanos) in Panama, named for Don Jose Varela who started distilling back in 1936 and better known for producing Ron Abuelo. This was distilled in 1995 and bottled in 2012 as a collaboration between The Whisky Agency and The Nectar.
A prestige blend of long-aged rhums agricoles (ie distilled directly from sugar came juice rather than molasses or other sugar by-products), distilled in Martinique and matured in a mix of French and American oak. A delicious, complex slow-sipper.
Coruba is a Jamaican rum made for the Swiss-based Rum Company Ltd - this is their flagship rum, aged a full twenty-five years in old oak casks. A remarkable rum, winning Gold at the German ISW in 2008.
A recently-released special edition of Mount Gay, 1703 was the year the distillery was started, making it arguably the world's oldest surviving distillery. Blended by master distiller Allen Smith using rums aged between ten and thiry years old.
A special limited release from Abuelo, mining the depths of the family stocks to find a rum suitable for a big celebration - their 100th anniversary of production, with sugar cane being grown on their estate since 1908 and still grown there today.
A bottling of Bacardi Superior Rum. This was bottled in Mexico, one of the places the Bacardi family moved the operation to after escaping from Castro's Cuba in the 1960s. We estimate this was bottled in the 1980s.