Diamond 1998 Moon Import Sherry Wood
A small batch Demerara rum from the historic stills at Diamond distillery in Guyana. Bottled from single barrel #22, distilled in 1998. This was prior to the closure of Uitvlugt, so this will likely contain a mixture of pot still rum from the Versailles single wooden pot still, and column still rum from the classic Diamond coffey still.
Moon Import was founded by Pepi Mongiardino in 1980. Although primarily concerned with the distribution and bottling of single malt, the company has released some spectacular rum as well. While the new owners of companies like Samaroli and Silver Seal have placed a greater emphasis on rum in 21st century, Mongiardino was an early advocate of the spirit, particularly Demerara rum and the Moon Import catalogue routinely featured a number of what are now very special bottles. Always beautifully labelled, Pepi is acclaimed for designing the packaging for Moon Import bottles himself, often using images found in old books. These iconic designs, coupled with the quality of the liquid saw Moon Import steadily grow in popularity, and with the help of Intertrade founder, Nadi Fiori, they exported their first bottles to Japan in 2001.
One of 279 bottles filled in 2018.
The label is an homage to the Pepi Mongiardino-designed Half Moon series, the company's first ever releases.
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