1995 The Whisky Jury Clarendon MM Single Cask 25 Year Old Cask Strength Jamaica Rum (700ml)
Described by the bottlers as "A tropical fruit bomb", this limited edition was a run of 270 bottles from an American oak cask at 61.3% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
Jamaica's Clarendon Distillery (est.1949 and initially owned by the Monymusk Sugar Factory) is a large plant, home to about 5-6 column still marques and about 20 pot still marques. Amongst these is Monymusk, named after one of the oldest sugar cane plantations in Jamaica, located in Lionel Town, Clarendon. To confuse matters, there's also a brand called 'Monymusk', but that has only been around since 2012. The historical connection remains, as Clarendon is located on six acres in the Monymusk Estate. About 90% of the total output goes to Diageo's Captain Morgan and Myers brands, which in total accounts for about 60% of all Jamaican bulk rum exports. In short, Clarendon is a hybrid set up - on the one hand churning out industrial column still distillate for global brands, while on the other creating various esoteric and highly-regarded light and heavy ester pot-distilled rums. The count should be around 270 gr/hpa for this marque. Reviews have praised its profile, boasting notes of tropical fruit, liquorice and menthol.