Hamilton Saint Lucian Pot Still Rum 2006
Hamilton // Saint Lucia
Ed Hamilton the mastermind behind the Hamilton rum line wanted to create a line of rums that consumers could go online and study all aspects of its rum production. This Saint Lucian rum was created by fermenting molasses and was distilled in a Vendome Pot Still at the Saint Lucia Distillery. It was then aged for 7 years in used bourbon barrels before being shipped to the U.S. for blending and bottling.
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 TypeUsed Bourbon Barrels
"The aroma of the rum begins with a strong molasses funk that dominates until the glass is allowed to breathe and release the vapors. After this happens you'll notice sweetgrass, vanilla bean, fresh-cut banana, and smoky oak. Sipping the rum delivers an oak tannin forward profile with initial notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and dried tobacco leaf. As these notes subside, there is a light orange acidic note, with sugary pears, and apple pie flavors that swirl before transitioning into a mineral rich finish."