2015 Velier Beenleigh Arid / Desert Ageing 4 Year Old Cask Strength Australian Rum (700ml)
Rum chasers seeking the unusual and collectable will snap up this first edition from Luca Gargano of Velier fame and the Australian distillery Beenleigh. It's a molasses based rum that was first distilled in a column, before being re-distilled in a pot-still. Notable on the label is that this was subject to an 'Arid / desert maturation' in first-fill ex-bourbon casks - obviously not in Queensland, but in the dry South Australian Riverland region. Bottled in 2021 at a natural strength of 59%, nothing has been added.