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July Rum of the Month - El Dorado 12 Year Old

El Dorado 12 Year OldEl Dorado Rum is produced in Guyana in the county of Demerara and is often referred to as the Liquid Gold of Guyana.

 

The rums from this region are known for their rich characteristics and are perhaps just as rich as the diverse nature and cultures of Guyana, the Land of Many Waters.

 

Here the conditions are perfect for growing sugar cane as well as the distillation and maturation processes.

 

The Sugar cane is grown along the banks of Demerara River and is harvested twice a year after the fields have been cleansed by fire.

 

By crushing the cane the juice is extracted and boiled to produce molasses that in turn is fermented and converted to alcohol.

 

At Demerara Distillers the fermentation of the molasses takes up to 26 hours and the resulting 'wash' contains around 6-8% abv.

 

Demerara Distillers own a large number of stills including the last remaining Wooden Coffey Still and two original Wooden Pot Stills.

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May Rum of the Month - Ron de Jeremy

Ron de JeremyRon de Jeremy Rum is an exceptionally well-balanced 7-year old rum from Panama. It has an inviting light amber color with very attractive copper hues.

 

The aroma is that of carefully aged rum, with a harmoniously balanced orchestra of oak, fruit and spices. In the palate it opens up smoothly, showcasing a high level of craftsmanship.

 

The oak comes through robustly and satisfyingly, yet gently enough to allow hints of vanilla and raw sugarcane to reveal them selves.

 

The finish is elegant and long, true to the aromas and flavors previously experienced. Ron de Jeremy sips perfectly, naked or savored over the rocks, and mixes beautifully to make Ron’s many signature drinkxxx.

 

It is the adult rum.

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March Rum of the Month - Havana Club Añejo 3 Años

Havana Club Añejo 3 AñosOn Friday 9th of March, Refined Vices featured Havana Club Añejo 3 Años as the first ever Rum of the Month and launched a Havana Club giveaway competition in Australia.

 

The Havana Club giveaway competition ends on the 6th of April 2012. To find out more about the competition and how to submit your entry, click here.

 

Havana Club Añejo 3 Años, which was also featured at the Melbourne Rum Club this month, will soon see its release in the Australian market.

 

In conjunction with the Melbourne Rum Club, the Victorian State Finals for the Havana Club Grand Prix Cocktail Competition was held on the 5th of March.

 

The Grand Prix has been running since 1996, and has drawn international talent from over 30 different countries.

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