Dark Matter Inaugural Release: Physicist Series 'Clerk Maxwell'
Dark Matter Distillers is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and broke new ground by becoming the country's first official rum distillery when its license was granted in April 2015. Despite the rich distilling heritage of the region for a certain other spirit, the distillery is singularly focussed on rum production. Its equipment was designed and built by the revered John Dore & Co, a company with a longstanding tradition of work with rum distilleries, who's stills can be found in many of the highest-profile producers across the Caribbean and South America. Dark Matter Distillers' is a 1,000 litre hybrid pot, retort and column still that allows for a range of marks to be produced. Aside from its location, what makes the distillery truly unique is its fermentation which includes a prior pasteurisation of the wash, a step inspired by the forgotten texts of Rafael Arroyo and abandoned by many several decades ago due to its time and cost consumption.
Rum Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with the distillery to exclusively offer its inaugural release, The Physicist Series. The nine individually labelled bottles were drawn from the distillery's first cask to be filled. Cask #001 was a hand-selected virgin American Oak barrel with a medium char, filled on 28th of August 2015. As its first cask, the rum was intended to be the truest expression of the distillery's spirit, with no other influence on it other than the wood. The Physicist Series is a nod to the distillery's branding and ethos, and each of the nine bottles represents a scientist whose imagination and insights have shaped our understanding of the universe.
The rum is bottled pure and unadulterated at 6 years old, with no filtering, dilution, additives, sugar or colourings.
The complete series of bottles 1 through 9 are available exclusively from Rum Auctioneer during our November 2021 Auction.
We would recommend viewing/close inspection prior to placing any bids. If this is not an option and you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please contact us for a more in-depth condition report. Otherwise lots will be sold as seen in the images.
Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.