Diamond SVW 1996 Velier 15 Year Old
One of a series of legendary bottlings from the brief but beautiful period (2004-2015) when Velier owned a small stake in Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL), which afforded Luca Gargano privileged access the warehouses and his pick of casks to bottle. Sadly "The Age of Velier Demerara" has passed but the memory of it lives on, encased in glass.
Due to the consolidation of the various Distilleries in Guyana and the relocation of a number stills from across the nation (specifically from Enmore and Uitvlugt) into the DDL Diamond Distillery complex, referring to a rum as Diamond is a somewhat confusing proposition.
This Velier bottling however is understood to have been distilled in the metal coffey still that can be considered to be the original Diamond stills, and bears the cask mark SVW.
Distilled in the Diamond metal Coffey still in 1996 and bottled 2011.
The five SVW barrels #7080-84, were hand selected by Luca Gargano.