Tiger Shark Velier Royal Navy Very Old Rum 2nd Edition
Velier was founded by Casimir Chaix in Genoa in 1947 as a wine and spirits importer and distributor. By the 1980s they were still a small family-company with less than ten staff. This all changed in 1986 when it was purchased by Luca Gargano, a former brand ambassador for Saint James who was at the time still in his twenties. Under his direction, they selected their first single cask whiskies in 1992, and their first rum in 1996. In the decades that followed, Velier have gone on to become one of the most collectible brands in the industry, and Gargano has positioned them as the one of the foremost authorities and bottlers of rum anywhere in the world.
This was the highly anticipated second edition of Velier's Royal Navy Rum, created by Luca Gargano from a blend of three pure single rums from two nations within the 'British' West Indies. Luca is playing his cards very close to his chest on the make up of the blend but the names Hampden, Long Pond, Port Mourant and even Caroni have all been churned out by the rumour mill.
Given the 100% pot still make up we can probably rule out Caroni but 100% tropically aged rum with an weighted average age of 14 years, blended by Luca Gargano? We're sure the spirit will more than speak for itself.