Skipper Demerara Rum

Navy Rum

Skipper // Guyana

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    3.17
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 6 )

Skipper is a rum produced from molasses of Demerara sugar at the Diamond Distillery. This distillery boasts 9 different types of stills of which seven are used with this rum, two of which are wooden (their Port Mourant double wooden pot-still and their Enmore wooden Coffey still). The rum is aged for at least 3 years in ex-bourbon barrels. The label for the bottle has gone relatively unchanged since the brand was launched in the 1930s.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    40.0
  • Navy Rum
    Aged rum that are often blends of rums from English-colonized countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad, British Guyana, and Barbados. Technically, navy-strength rums are 54.5% ABV or higher, though not all overproof rums are Navy Rums. Taste-wise, Navy Rums are usually rich and funky, and best used in Tiki drinks or punches.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"With a strong aroma emitting from the glass, you will find dark caramel, roasted coffee, and a fair amount of rum funk. Metallic aromas are found as well. The rum is sweet initially and creamy, but as you swallow turns bitter and spicy. There's a little orange peel and the rum has a nice brightness that makes it pop instead of being too lethargic and rich. Try this rum in a winter drink like the Tom & Jerry."

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