Hamilton Black Rum
Ed Hamilton is a modern pioneer of rum, a man who single handedly discovered and brought countless Caribbean rums to the US market.
The molasses used at Demerara Distillers Ltd comes from Guyana and contained 65% dissolved sugar, one of the highest sugar contents of any molasses found in the Caribbean. The high sugar content is attributed to the age of the Guyanese sugar mill.
Demerara Distillers Ltd. utilizes a variety of column and pot stills the company acquired through acquisitions over the past 300 years. Among the unique stills are a wooden pot and a wooden column still that distill the heavier rums while copper and stainless column stills are used to make lighter rums.
A blend of extra light, light and heavy pot still rums distilled from fermented molasses from the Worthy Park Estate sugar mill.
Distilled by Worthy Park Estates in their automated pot still on Jamaica. Their automated copper pot still is not only a work of art, it also works molasses into art. The Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Black Rum, from the Ministry of Rum Collection, shows a dark brown color, the color of finely polished black walnut wood…The Black Rum uses a double strength, bitter black caramel…The characteristic oily Jamaica pot still funk is unmistakable…give the rum a moment to settle in your senses, and you’ll discover pleasant smells of charred wood, molasses dunder, dandelion and copper.
NOSE: Over-ripe bananas dominate the aroma.
PALATE: Sugar cane and ripe fruit in the body.
FINISH: The finish is reminiscent of the aroma with ripe bananas and vegetal notes.