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Bellevue 1998 Kill Devil 20 Year Old Cask Strength / TWB

Lot: 002670
Bellevue 1998 Kill Devil 20 Year Old Cask Strength / The Whisky Barrel
Bellevue 1998 Kill Devil 20 Year Old Cask Strength / The Whisky Barrel
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Winning Bid: £97.00

Bellevue 1998 Kill Devil 20 Year Old Cask Strength / TWB

Distillery:
Damoiseau
Age:
20 year old
Vintage:
1998
Region:
Guadeloupe
Bottler:
Edition Spirits
Cask Type:
n/a
Bottle Strength:
58.6%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
column still
Base:
molasses

Bellevue 1998 Kill Devil 20 Year Old Cask Strength / TWB

Kill Devil and Golden Devil are rum labels bottled by Edition Spirits, a company founded in 2010 by Scott and Andrew Laing, the sons of Douglas Laing founder, Stewart. When he left Douglas Laing to establish the new Hunter Laing company in 2013, he was joined by his sons who made Edition Spirits one of its operating arms, along with Langside Distillers.

This is a cask strength rum from the Damoiseau distillery. One of 243 bottles from a cask selected exclusively for The Whisky Barrel.

Originally known as the Bellevue au Moule distillery, Damoiseau is located in the Bellevue estate in Grande-Terre, and was established in the 19th century by the Rimbaud family of Martinique. It was bought by Roger Damoiseau in 1942, who converted it into a rum agricole distillery, which is today run by his grandson, Herve. The distillery operates three column stills and produces both agricole rum as well as molasses-derived spirit during the months outside of cane-cutting season. Damoiseau is one of the largest Guadeloupe distilleries, accounting for close to half of its overall production.

This is from a large batch of molasses rum distilled at Damoiseau in 1998. It was acquired by The Main Rum Company in Liverpool who, with Damoiseau as protected brand name, re-casked it and labelled it as Bellevue after the estate upon which the distillery sits. These are not to be mistaken for the distillery of the same name on the neighbouring island of Marie-Galante, which to add to the confusion is also run by Herve Damoiseau's cousin. The first of these 1998 vintage Damoiseau appeared on the independent scene in 2013, with a proliferation across various brands in the years following. They have been labelled as Bellevue, Grande-Terre, and on a couple of occasions mistakenly identified as South Pacific (a distillery in Fiji).

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