Sunset Captain Bligh XO Rum
- Dark Rum
- Caribbean, 750ml
On the nose, light caramel, brown sugar, creamy vanilla, coconut milk, a touch of green lawn, not mowed. On the palate, mostly smooth with oak and vanilla, but with rugged edges. To finish, dry with coconut flesh. A gorgeous bourbon barrel matured rum.
- Type: Dark (Gold) Rum
- Region: St. Vincent, Caribbean
- Alcohol: 40%
- Volume: 750ml
- Goes with: Ice
An XO rum from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is distilled from molasses in a modern two column still, and it is diluted to 87.5% before it is aged in first fill Kentucky bourbon barrels for around a decade.
During the early 1900s, sugar was the main crop on St. Vincent. The Mt. Bentinck Estate, located 21 miles from Kingstown on the windward coast of St. Vincent, built a distillery in the foothills of La Soufriere Volcano to make use of the readily available molasses from the sugar factory next door. The Mt. Bentinck Distillery, as it became known, operated successfully for nearly six decades until, in 1963, it was sold to the Government of St. Vincent and the name was changed to St. Vincent Distillers Limited.
Unfortunately, with bananas replacing sugar cane as the main source of the island's economy, the sugar mill closed operation the same year, forcing the distillery to import molasses, the most important product in the production of rum.
In 1996, the Government – in a move toward privatization – sold the business to C. K. Greaves & Co. Ltd., one of the island’s most successful businesses, which continues to operate the distillery to this day. Today, St. Vincent Distillers Ltd. boasts a clean, modern facility comprised of an expert team of distillers, blenders, bottlers, technicians, and administrative staff. Together, they produce a variety of rums ranging from white to aged, and blended products, which continually win awards in international rum tasting competitions.
- Silver - 2020 World Rum Awards - Column Still Rum
- Gold - 2015 World Rum Awards - Aged 8 to 12 years
- Winner - 2014 World Rum Awards - World's Best Rum
- Winner - 2014 World Rum Awards - World's Best Gold Rum
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