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Bellevue 1998 Milan Rum Festival 21 Year Old

Lot: 005175
Bellevue 1998 Milan Rum Festival 21 Year Old
Bellevue 1998 Milan Rum Festival 21 Year Old
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Winning Bid: £130.00

Bellevue 1998 Milan Rum Festival 21 Year Old

Distillery:
Damoiseau
Age:
21 year old
Vintage:
1998
Region:
Guadeloupe
Bottler:
Milan Rum Festival
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
57%
Bottle Size:
70cl
Distillery Status:
Operational
Production method:
column still
Base:
molasses

Bellevue 1998 Milan Rum Festival 21 Year Old

This is a single cask rum distilled at Damoiseau distillery in Guadeloupe. Distilled in March 1998 and bottled in March 2019 after the cask was selected by Andrea Giannone and Giuseppe Dolci for an exclusive Milan Rum Festival release.

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).

One of 252 bottled at Navy strength.

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