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Versailles 1992 The Rum Trail 27 Year Old / Rum and Whisky 10th Anniversary

Lot: 008082
Versailles 1992 The Rum Trail 27 Year Old / Rum and Whisky 10th Anniversary
Versailles 1992 The Rum Trail 27 Year Old / Rum and Whisky 10th Anniversary
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Winning Bid: £171.00

Versailles 1992 The Rum Trail 27 Year Old / Rum and Whisky 10th Anniversary

Distillery:
Enmore
Age:
27 year old
Vintage:
1992
Region:
Guyana
Bottler:
Elixir Distillers
Cask Type:
n/a
Bottle Strength:
62.1%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
Production method:
single wooden pot still
Base:
Guyana molasses

Versailles 1992 The Rum Trail 27 Year Old / Rum and Whisky 10th Anniversary

Originally known as Speciality Drinks, Elixir Distillers was established in 1999 as the independent bottling arm of The Whisky Exchange, which launched its online retail site the same year. Their first bottlings were under the Single Malts of Scotland label in 2005, followed by the Elements of Islay range and Port Askaig single malt brand in 2006 and 2009, respectively. The company was renamed Elixir Distillers as of 2017.

Part of their The Rum Trail series, this is a 1992 vintage Versailles rum from Enmore. It was bottled for the 10th anniversary of Rum & Whisky in Kyoto, Japan.

The Enmore sugar estate was established by Edward Henry Porter in the early 19th century after he inherited and converted his father’s cotton plantation on the east bank of the Demerara river. Once one of many in the area, by the time the government in Guyana had begun to nationalise and consolidate the country’s rum production in 1974, it was one of only four remaining. The traditional still at Enmore was the historic two-column wooden coffey still, constructed back in 1880 and modelled almost exactly after the first continuous still patented by Aeneas Coffey in 1832. This however was distilled on the Versailles single wooden pot still, moved to Enmore from its eponymous distillery after its closure in 1974. 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. Enmore was eventually closed by Demerara Distillers in 1994, and both stills were moved to Uitvlugt. Today they remain operational as the “Heritage Stills” at Diamond, the only remaining distillery in the country.

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