Appleton Edwin Charley Proprietor's Collection x 4
Four bottles of Jamaica rum produced by Appleton for their Edwin Charley Proprietor's Collection. Edwin Charley was the owner of a shop in Kingston, which bore his own name, in the early 20th century. He had a strong reputation for being a premium rum merchant, who's life-long quest was to blend the perfect rum. His productions became highly sought after, and his business was eventually acquired by J. Wray & Nephew, who honour him with this collection.
This is the complete four bottle series, released in 2005 and each containing a different rum in a a hand-blown Venetian glass bottle. The Enlightenment features a pot still motif inside the bottle, The Foundation a sugar cane motif, The Virtue a barrel, and The Transformation a cane cutter. They are all pot and column still single blends from the Appleton Estate, aside from The Virtues, which is a single cask column still rum.
Full size bottle, capacity not stated.
The Appleton Estate is the oldest sugar plantation and distillery in Jamaica. Its sugar fields cover 11,000 acres of the Nassau Valley, located in the Saint Elizabeth parish, and it has been in operation since 1749. The distillery was bought by J. Wray & Nephew in 1916, which as of 2012 became a subsidiary of global drinks giant, Gruppo Campari. It operates five double-retort pot stills alongside a column still, and generally produces single blended rums by vatting the two distillates. In 1997, Appleton Estate became the first distillery in the entire spirits industry to employ a female master blender, Joy Spence.
This lot has a 4 bottle shipping fee.