Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Black Rum
Hamilton // Jamaica
Selected and imported by MinistryOfRum.com founder Ed Hamilton, this black rum is a blend of extra light, light and heavy pot-still rums. The molasses used is from sugar grown on the Worthy Park Estate where the rum is distilled. Located 1,200 feet above sea level, the distillery is situated in the Vale of Lluidas, and produces mostly bulk rum.
Dark RumAKA Black Rum. Usually aged (but not always) and has additional caramel-coloring added to provide the dark/black color. Some are distilled from blackstrap molasses. No specific type or size barrel required for aging nor is there a set time required for aging in most countries with a few exceptions.
"The nose is extremely grassy despite the molasses base, suggesting a freshness unique among Jamaican black rums. A good bit of butter and custard appears before giving way to melon and lemon zest. There is also a bit of smoke here with hints of pepper. The rum enters with a burst of fruity esters represented by the melon and citrus, which is now reminiscent of Seville orange. The smoke noticed on nosing is now far more apparent, and it is coupled with tannic bitterness and fresh-cut grass. Beyond that is a bit of caramel and black pepper. Despite the color, the mouthfeel is not slick or heavy, and the long finish is dominated by the grassy elements and smoke. Perfect for the tropical mixology set."