Aged: 10 years
Product of: Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua Distillery Limited was formed in 1932 when a number of rum shop owners on the island joined forces. In those early days the company sold two kinds of rum - un-aged and aged rums under the brand name Caballero. Later, in the 1950s, Cavalier Rum was introduced and remains a successful brand on the island today. The English Harbour brand was introduced in the 1990s.
The company imports molasses from Guyana which unusually are fermented using baker’s yeast and open fermentation vats. All English Harbour rums are light-bodied and distilled in the company’s ageing five column continuous still which retains its original copper plates.
Antigua Distillery exclusively use 200 litre American oak barrels previously used for ageing bourbon, in which the rum is aged for at least five years. Blends are assembled and married in 5,000 litre oaks vats (which are as old as the company itself) before filtration and bottling on site.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 23/01/2012
Clear, golden amber with light gold highlights.
Rich golden syrup, honey and buttery fudge with dried fruit and cinnamon spice.
Buttery, vanilla-ed, richly flavoured with dried fruit, layers of vanilla, oak, caramel, cinnamon, coconut and eucalyptus.
Butter, vanilla and caramel, yet dry with smoky cedar complex rosemary spice.