£64.21 per litre
Bursting with notes of ripe banana, mango, olives and toffee, this rum really highlights why we're lucky that Worthy Park is distilling again. It's the first official premium rum to be released by the Jamaican estate – although rum connoisseurs have previously been able to enjoy Worthy Park through independent bottlings such as Kill Devil. The family-run Worthy Park Estate was established in 1670, and started producing rum as early as 1741. Although it was a highly successful distillery, the glut of Jamaican rum after WW2 meant that it ceased production in the 1960s. It was completely rebuilt in 2004 and now seems destined to regain its place as one of the great distilleries.
On the nose you’ll find café au lait, prunes, almonds, dried fruits and a touch of green banana.
The palate is all about buttered popcorn, rich tropical fruits, and a sprinkle of vanilla with a long intense nutty finish.
This is a rum that has increased in quality year on year, and Worthy Park is now one of the top-quality distillers in the Caribbean. Not only are they distillers but also sugar producers, and therefore they have control over the product all the way through production. This Single Traditional Pot Still rum shows exactly what this estate can do in terms of quality – a rum for sitting back, pouring a dram and rewarding yourself after a hard day’s work!
The family-run Worthy Park Estate was established in 1670, and started producing rum as early as 1741. Although it was a highly successful distillery, the glut of Jamaican rum after WW2 meant that it ceased production in the 1960s.
It was completely rebuilt in 2004, by the Clarke family who have owned it since 1918, and brought its flagship Rum-Bar Rum to market in 2007. Every step of rum production is handled in house, from sugar cane cultivation on more than 4,000 acres of land, to processing the molasses and piping them over a kilometre to be distilled. Worthy Park focusses on traditional Jamaican pot still rums and its popularity is growing day by day.
Worthy Park Single Estate Reserve
£64.21 per litre
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£53.21 per litre
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