Lloyd's Rum Syndicate N°3 - Diamond Guyana 17yo
|Distilled in: 2004||Bottled in: 2021|
|Distillery: Diamond||Still type: French Savalle|
Tasting notes: mango, papaya, pineapple, pepper, cloves
Estimated shipping date: June 2022
The Diamond distillery is based in Guyana and is one of the historic distilleries on the island that led the consolidation of the local rum industry.
With decolonization in the 1960s the handful of consolidated distilleries on the island transition to Guyanese ownership from the British and the consolidation trend continues. By 1976 there are only 2 distilling companies left standing: Guyana Distilleries Ltd. and Diamond Liquors Ltd.
In 1983 Diamond Liquors merges with Guyana Distilleries to form Demerara distillers (named after the Demerara river that flows through the island’s capital city Georgetown), which exists to this day. As a result of consolidation in the business, Demerara finally start to give more attention to premium rum production as opposed to bulk rum, which results in the launch of the now world famous “El Dorado” brand.
In parallel, Demera relocated all the stills from acquired distillers to the Diamond estate, including the Savalle 2-column still that was used to make the rum we’re now syndicating. The Savalle still in question was inherited from the Uitvlugt distillery and is used to produce a wide range of rums that are light to medium-bodied.
This single cask of rum has matured in a bourbon barrel 17 with a mix of tropical and continental aging. The cask was bottled at 54% ABV.
This rum's nose is characterized by molasses and burnt caramel.
On the palate it releases a mix of tangerine, vanilla, liquorice and fennel.
The finish is of bitter, chocolate orange.
This rum is an excellent companion for a medium-bodied cigar but will also pair perfectly with mascarpone-based desserts such as a tiramisù.