Mount Gay reveals the First Edition of the Single Estate Series, a new annual release celebrating Barbados that embodies the terroir of the birthplace of rum.
In 2015 Mount Gay acquired 324 acres of the old Mount Gay Estate, and for the first time in centuries, the distillery was a fully vertically integrated operation from cane to bottle.
Since then, the team have harvested Estate sugar canes each year, transformed them into molasses, before fermenting, distilling and ageing in St Lucy at the distillery. The Estate distillates were expertly looked after by Master Blender Trudiann Branker until she knew the rum was ready for release.
Single Estate Series 23_01 is a blend of 2016 and 2017 harvests. It is 100% copper pot still and aged in ex-bourbon casks, allowing the flavour of the rum and its unique terroir to shine.
Bottled at 55% ABV, Mount Gay Single Estate Series 23_01 is non-chill filtered in order to preserve the rum’s rich aromas and natural colour. This expression will be limited to 4,002 bottles and is available now RRP £345, stockists are Hedonism and Master of Malt.