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Port Mourant 1990 James MacArthur

Lot: 006564
Port Mourant 1990 James MacArthur
Port Mourant 1990 James MacArthur
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Winning Bid: £200.00

Port Mourant 1990 James MacArthur

Distillery:
Uitvlugt
Age:
n/a
Vintage:
1990
Region:
Guyana
Bottler:
James Macarthur
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
50%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
double wooden pot still
Base:
guyana molasses

Port Mourant 1990 James MacArthur

James MacArthur & Co were founded in 1982 and are a no-frills independent label, focussed bringing lesser-seen and often closed whisky distilleries to the market. Their simple approach and fine selection of cask strength and single cask whiskies and occasional rum has earned them an army of fans amongst connoisseurs across the world.

This is a Port 'Morant' rum from the famous still in its time at Uitvlugt distillery.

Uitvlugt, pronounced [eye-flut] was located on the west bank of the Demerara river near the Dutch-established town of the same name. The distillery was established at the end of the 18th century and remained Dutch-owned until the government in Guyana began to nationalise and consolidate the country’s rum production in 1974. Thereafter it became part of the portfolio of Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL), who closed it down at the end of 1999. Uitvlugt originally operated double wooden pot stills, however these were replaced by a four column French Savalle still in the early 1920s. A double wooden pot still was reinstalled in the 1950s however, moved there from the closed Port Mourant distillery. That still produced this rum. It is constructed from Greenheart wood, which is native to Guyana and is mostly used in boat-building due to its ability to remain strong while constantly wet. The wood is also well suited to distilling, stripping spirit of sulphites in the same manner that copper does. The Port Mourant and the Versailles single wooden pot still are the last of their kind still in operation. The Port Mourant still is so-called as it started life at the distillery of the same name, established in 1732. Its configuration produces a typically heavy bodied and oily distillate, generally credited with being one of the key components in the old Royal Navy blend. Port Mourant rums remain high in demand to this day, and the still remains in operation at Diamond, the last remaining distillery in the country.

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