S.B.S Guyana 2003
S.B.S Guyana 2003 is number seven in the range of S.B.S products by 1423. It is produced at the Single Wooden Versailles Still, which is today placed at Diamond Distillery (owned by Demerara Distilleries). Before that is was at the Versailles Distillery. Do you want to see other rum from Diamond Distillery? Click hereCountry of origin Guyana
Dry with lots of oak
Even though Guyana today is an independent country, they have maintained many manners from the colony time. In 1650, the Dutchmen founded the three colonies Essequibo, Demerara and Berbice, that eventually became Guyana. After some decades, the English plantation owners showed up and started the rum production. At that time, they categorized the products by the trademark belonging to the plantation producing the product. This is a system that is still used in Guyana today.
Versailles Distillery and Diamond Distillery:
Versailles Distillery was originally on the West bank of the Demerara. Rumors say that this still is at least 150 years old, but it could be much older as there is no documentation from when it was built.
Diamond Distillery benefits from being able to operate the last two original Wooden Pot Still in the world of which this Versailles Still is one of them, and the other is the Double Wooden Pot Still from the Port Mourant Distillery. Both stills are valued by blenders and other experts as sources of very heavy bodied, very flavorful, and deeply aromatic rums.
Nose: Old Marsala cask, ripe bananas, almonds, vanilla sugar, toasted bread, prunes and raisins.
Palate: First the alcohol strikes and leaves a dry mouth feel. Afterwards it opens with lots of oak, light caramel, bitter citrus like pomelo, star anise, liquorice and cinnamons.