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Diamond 1991 SMWS 21 Year Old R2.2

Lot: 5078262

Diamond 1991 SMWS 21 Year Old R2.2

Winning Bid: £260

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Diamond
Age: 
21 year old
Vintage: 
1991
Region: 
Guyana
Bottler: 
SMWS
Cask Type: 
refill ex-Sherry butt
Bottled Strength: 
71.4%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
Base: 
guyana molasses
product Details

Diamond 1991 SMWS 21 Year Old R2.2

'Too much of a good thing'

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) was founded in 1983 by a group of friends lead by tax accountant Phillip ‘Pip’ Hills as a private members club. The concept behind the society was to source casks from all over Scotland which would then be bottled and made available exclusively to its members. Perhaps the most famous feature of these bottles are the unique codes. Each distillery is represented by a different number and the following digits indicate that particular release. That same year, the SMWS set up its first location in Leith’s Vault buildings in Edinburgh where it still stands today.

This was distilled on 1st January 1991 and aged for 21 years in a single refill ex-Sherry butt.

Established around 1670, the Diamond Estate is the only remaining rum distiller in Guyana. Located on the east bank of the Demerara river, the distillery is operated by Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL), the company created by the government in Guyana as it attempted to consolidate the nation’s rum production. This began in 1974 and culminated with the closure of Uitvlugt in 1999. Diamond blends its El Dorado brand using distillate from various combinations of its rum-producing stills, which include the pair of two-column English coffey stills, installed there in the 1950s and a rarely used high-ester John Dore pot still. These operate alongside the “Heritage Stills” acquired from Uitvlugt, which are Uitvlugt’s own historic four-column French Savalle stills, the Versailles and Port Mourant wooden pot stills, and the Enmore wooden coffey still, the oldest and last of its kind in the world. El Dorado was launched in 1992, but the distillery has continued its historic practice of providing barrels to independent bottlers, resulting is a wealth of impressive releases like this.

One of 499 bottles.

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