Bristol Port Morant Demerara Rum 1999
Bristol // Guyana
England’s Bristol Classic Rum company scours the globe for exceptional offerings, finishes their aging process in-house, and then discloses their provenance, making them must-buys for rum aficionados. This rum originates from the Port Mourant still at Demerara Distillery in Guyana. This still is unique within the rum world--a double pot-still made of Green Heartwood, which creates massively heavy, full bodied rums. It’s aged for approximately nine years in American oak barrels and finished for two years in large, ex-port barrels known as “port pipes.”
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
Cask TypeAmerican oak and port
"If you crave deep, full of character, heavily-bodied rum, this is for you – an absolute monster, despite being “only” 92 proof. The nose hunts you down well before lifting your glass, bringing to mind leather, tobacco, and oil, in the best possible way. Those flavors continue on the palate. Although in no way sweet, its time in port barrels lends a pleasing roundness without verging into “sherry bomb” territory. There’s a touch of burn, and the finish lasts seemingly forever. Doing anything with this rum beyond savoring it neat would be a crime against the spirits world."