Pot Still Demerara Rum 1992 Bloomsbury ex-Laphroaig Sherry Cask
A 1992 vintage Demerara rum from Guyana. It was matured in an ex-Laphroaig sherry cask and bottled by Bloomsbury.
This rum was distilled by Demerara Distillers Ltd, the company formed by the government in Guyana in 1983 after it consolidated all of its nationalised rum distillers as a single entity. It operated three distilleries; Diamond, Enmore and Uitvlugt, and was in the process of warehousing ageing stock with a view to bottling its own rum brands, which it eventually did in 1992, launching its now iconic El Dorado 15 year old. In the meantime it continued distilling bulk rum for independent bottlers, resulting in a wealth of spectacular releases like this. This may contain single marque rums, or a blend of various marques from the country’s historic pot stills, both of which are still in use today at Diamond, the sole remaining distillery. Known as the “heritage stills,” they are the Versailles and Port Mourant single and double (respectively) wooden pot stills, located at this time at Enmore and Uitvlugt.