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Domaine de Courcelles 1972 Velier Rhum Vieux

Lot: 006938

Domaine de Courcelles 1972 Velier Rhum Vieux

Winning Bid: £650
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 10 bids

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Lot: 006938
Distillery: 
Sainte Marthe
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
1972
Region: 
Grande-Terre, Guadeloupe
Bottler: 
Velier
Cask Type: 
see lot description
Bottled Strength: 
54%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Closed
Production method: 
pot still
Base: 
molasses
product Details

Domaine de Courcelles 1972 Velier Rhum Vieux

The Courcelles distillery closed in 1964, with its alembic pot still moved to the Distillerie Sainte Marthe, which in turn was closed in 1974. The barrels were then long-forgotten until being discovered in 1998 and moved to the Poisson distillery in Marie-Galante. They have since been bottled by a select few companies, and these releases are increasingly sought after.

This bottle of Domain de Courcelles rum was distilled January 1972 and filled into 220 litre casks. These casks were then vatted (foudre) in November 2003 and bottled April 2005 by Velier.

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.

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