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Port Mourant 2003 Auld Alliance / Samaroli Private Stock

Lot: 008681

Port Mourant 2003 Auld Alliance / Samaroli Private Stock

Winning Bid: £140

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Lot: 008681
Distillery: 
Diamond
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
2003
Region: 
Guyana
Bottler: 
Auld Alliance
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
45%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
Production method: 
double wooden pot still
Base: 
guyana molasses
product Details

Port Mourant 2003 Auld Alliance / Samaroli Private Stock

A 2003 vintage rum from the Port Mourant still at Diamond distillery in Guyana.

The rum is from the private stocks of the late, great Silvano Samaroli, and was bottled by his friend Emmanual Dron of the Auld Alliance Bar in Singapore, in collaboration with Corman Collins in Belgium.

Established around 1670, the Diamond Estate is the only remaining rum distiller in Guyana. Located on the east bank of the Demerara river, the distillery is operated by Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL), the company created by the government in Guyana as it attempted to consolidate the nation’s rum production. This began in 1974 and culminated with the closure of Uitvlugt in 1999, which saw Guyana’s “Heritage Stills” moved from there to Diamond. This was distilled on the Port Mourant double wooden pot still. 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. It was moved to Uitvlugt after the Port Mourant distillery closed in the 1950s.

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