Hamilton Overproof 151 Rum
Ministry of Rum Collection // Guyana
Within the Tiki community, many recipes call for Lemon Hart 151, another rum from the same distillery. When the owners of Lemon Hart 151 ceased production (at least temporarily), demand for it spiked. Fortunately, rum importer Ed Hamilton, who was the U.S. importer of Lemon Hart, stepped in and contracted with DDL to create his own 151 blend. Ed believes this rum equals or exceeds the Lemon Hart 151 and includes older rums up to five years. No sugar or coloring is added. A lower proof version of this rum is available at 86 proof.
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".
"In the glass, the rum presents as medium to dark copper in color, belying what’s to come. Nosing it quickly yields molasses and maple syrup – any longer and the ethanol fumes will overpower. The first (very small) sip is a roundhouse to your flavor sense, in the most pleasant way possible. While there’s the expected tons of burn from the high ABV, put that aside and luxuriate in the waves of molasses and maple that wash over your tongue. It’s a universe away from the clear Puerto Rican 151 you poured to spiked your college punches. Adding a few drops of water to tame it is a good idea, providing nearly the same intense flavors without scorching your tongue. Although most people will use it in Tiki drinks to provide serious fire power, be adventurous and try it in spirit-forward drinks to really let the bold flavors take center stage."