Damoiseau 1991 Velier
A fantastic single vintage rhum from Damoiseau in Guadeloupe, distilled in 1991 and bottled in 2006 by Velier.
Velier was founded in Genoa in 1947 as a wine and spirits importer and distributor. They selected their first single cask whiskies in 1992, bottled for them by Signatory Vintage, and have gone on to become one of the most collectible brands in the industry. Luca Gargano's involvement with the company has also positioned them as the one of the foremost authorities and bottlers of collectible rum as well.
Guadeloupe has historically been less slaved to the AOC demarcation system producing both Agricole and molasses based rums, and a few that are thought to be a blend of the two such as Damoiseu's famed 1980 vintage.
Given the absence of any reference to Agricole on the label we can assume that there was at lease some molasses in the spirit.