August Auction now LIVE, ends Monday 15 August from 7pm. September Bottle Deadline: 22 August (EU & UK). Read COVID-19 info.

Trinidad Distillers 1991 SMWS 26 Year Old R10.2

Lot: 5079143

Trinidad Distillers 1991 SMWS 26 Year Old R10.2

Winning Bid: £181

Currency Estimate

Important: Currency exchange rates are constantly changing; this feature is to be used as a guide price only. All final transactions occur in British Pounds (£).
Lot:
Distillery: 
Trinidad Distillers
Age: 
26 Year Old
Vintage: 
1991
Region: 
Trinidad
Bottler: 
SMWS
Cask Type: 
refill ex-Bourbon
Bottled Strength: 
61.3%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
Production method: 
Multi-Column still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Trinidad Distillers 1991 SMWS 26 Year Old R10.2

'Three spice crème brûlée'

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 rum was distilled on 31st December 1991 and aged in a refill ex-Bourbon cask for 26 years.

Trinidad Distillers is the production facility for the Angostura brand. It was built by the company in 1947 to produce rum for its world-famous bitters, in addition to distilling bulk product for export. The distillery’s original set up was a single Savalle column still, however this was replaced with a five-column still in 1975, following investment from Bacardi who required more bulk rum. Two more of these multi-column stills were added in 1985 and 1999. Some experimentation briefly took place with a Vendome pot still in the early 2000s as well, however this was quickly sold to St Lucia Distillers by their shared parent company at the time, CL Financial. The company was forced to divest much of its rum portfolio following the financial crash in 2007, but retains a majority stake in Angostura after it was bailed out by the local government to prevent what it felt was a national treasure being lost to foreign ownership. Trinidad Distillers remains one of the largest rum distilleries in the Caribbean, producing around 8.5 million litres per year.

One of 240 bottles.

Important Notice

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.