Another fascinating and unique bottling from Italian rum importers and bottlers Velier.
This bottling has been produced at the legendary Worthy Park distillery, and distilled in their Forsyth pot still. Worthy Park is known for its long, three month fermentations that produce a spirit high in congeners, which helps to create the rum’s unique “funky” flavour.
Velier bottlings are known for giving a lot of information on the label, and this is no exception, detailing that the rum boasts 597.3 grams of esters per hectolitre of pure alcohol. Translation: expect funk!
The rum has been distilled from molasses produced at Worthy Park.
This is an intensely characterful rum, that serves up notes of overripe bananas, pineapple, mango, raisins, apricots, chocolate, treacle, a slightly vegetal note and huge grassy Jamaican funk.
Bottled at 57% ABV, this is an formidable spirit, that is well suited to mixing into cocktails. A lot bartenders use rums like these almost as seasoning for their drinks, adding an extra funky dimension.
A bottling that will challenge your preconceptions of white rum.