The Enmore still: almost 135 years old, but still alive and kickin’ !
Once upon a time, more than 380 sugar estates were producing rum in Guyana. Nowadays, there’s only one rum distiller left in the country: Demerara Distillers Limited. But luckily enough, DLL owns a couple of the old stills, used in long forgotten times. Indeed, some of the stills are well over 200 years old.
One of those rare and wonderful stills is the so-called Enmore still: the last surviving still of the Enmore Distillery that was founded over 200 years ago.
The Enmore still isn’t just “a still”. It’s the last fully working wooden continuous Coffey still in the world. It is similar, or maybe even identical, to the very first continuous still constructed and patented by Aeneas Coffey in 1832! Since 1880 it has been producing a medium bodied rum with a nice, fruity aroma. Its unique flavour is attributed to the wooden structure of this very tall still.
DLL uses rum from this still to blend into the El Dorado rums.
Tomorrow however, we introduce you to a very unique rum: a vintage rum from 1995. This special cuvee is composed of 8 old barrels from the Enmore still in 1995.