English Harbour 5 Year Rum
English Harbour // Antigua
Antigua Distillery Ltd. (the makers of English Harbour) was created in 1932 as an attempt to resurrect the essentially defunct rum industry in Antigua. In 1993 the English Harbour brand was created. Sugar cane is no longer grown in Antigua so the molasses used is sourced from the Dominican Republic and Guyana. The molasses is fermented for 24-36 hours using both ambient and cultured yeast. Later the fermented molasses is distilled in a copper column-still and aged seaside in American whiskey barrels.
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".
"The nose is round and fairly modest. Alcohol is present but eventually gives way to grapefruit, dates, roasted parsnip, cough syrup and the saltiness that English Harbour is famous for. Sweet potato, honey, wood chips, cacao nibs and prunes dominate the palate. The rum is sweet with a slightly bitter edge."