Antiguan rum a true rarity

Antigua Distillery plans to send a pair of new bottlings of its English Harbour rum to market.

The company, located in the Caribbean islands-nation of Antigua & Barbuda, has announced the release of a 10-year, slightly spicy reserve at $199, and a dark, smoky 25-year-old at $399, aged in ex-whiskey and ex-bourbon casks. There are only 90 bottles of the older rum available.

The premium product is named after the Antiguan naval port that now is home to numerous yachts and crusie liners as well as tourists looking for a little water action. If you're curious what the real English Harbour looks like, here's a great view of the spot that was the main anchorage for British Admiral Nelson's Caribbean fleet in the 18th Century:

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1 comment:

RobinStein said...

There are some more bottles of the 25yr British Harbour available (around 6000) but they only release limited quantities to the market. In Germany 54 Bottles per year. I think its a very nice and honest rum and if you have the chance to taste it.. Enjoy it :)