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Diamond and Versailles SVSG 1996 Velier 18 Year Old Blended in the Barrel

Lot: 001581
Diamond and Versailles SVSG 1996 Velier 18 Year Old Blended in the Barrel
Diamond and Versailles SVSG 1996 Velier 18 Year Old Blended in the Barrel
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Diamond and Versailles SVSG 1996 Velier 18 Year Old Blended in the Barrel

Distillery:
Diamond & Uitvlugt
Age:
18 year old
Vintage:
1996
Region:
Guyana
Bottler:
Velier
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
57.9%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Closed
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Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
wooden pot & metal coffey stills
Base:
molasses

Diamond and Versailles SVSG 1996 Velier 18 Year Old Blended in the Barrel

One of a series of legendary bottlings from the brief but beautiful period (2004-2015) when Velier owned a small stake in Demerara Distillers Ltd (DDL), which afforded Luca Gargano privileged access the warehouses and his pick of casks to bottle. Sadly "The Age of Velier Demerara" has passed but the memory of it lives on, encased in glass. 

This is a blended in the barrel rum from Diamond distillery. This is comprised of 2 experimental barrels containing rum from the Diamond metal coffey still and the wooden single pot still from Versailles.

Vesailles distillery closed in the early 1970s, and its still was transferred to Enmore and then Uitvlugt where the barrels in this blend were filled. Versailles still was then moved to Diamond in 2000 when Uitvlugt closed as well.

One of 570 bottled in July 2014.

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