- Suggested retail price: $159
- Thursday, February 23 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $5
Monymusk rum is all about the aging and the skill of the merchant that does that aging. The base spirit comes from the large, modern distillery called Clarendon. Clarendon produces mostly generic rum that is sold off to other bottlers.
A small amount however, finds its way to Inswood, formerly a distillery in its own right and now a blending and aging house. Inswood is where various grades of rum are blended and barrelled and then aged in a bonded warehouse. The resulting rum is released as Monymusk.
Jamaica was once home to 155 distilleries so it has a long and unique rum history. Today, there are just five distilleries and much of their produce is sold off in bulk. It's left to the few remaining distilleries to keep up the tradition of style and quality of this classic heritage.
The folks from Blackadder purchased this single American Oak barrel of Monymusk, distilled in 2004 and bottled it separately at cask strength (116.2 proof) with no artificial color, no cold-stabilization or filtration. Tiny bits of the charred cask settle at the bottom of each bottle: Blackadder's 'Raw Cask' signature. We look forward to opening a bottle with you Thursday evening.
Next week in The Spirits Project
Inchgower 20 Year Scotch (1995)
Blackadder Raw Cask 20th Anniversary