Worthy Park 10 Year Special Cask Port Jamaica Rum
Established in 1670, Jamaica's Worthy Park Estate is one of the most historic sugar and rum producers in the Caribbean. Every element of rum production, from cane harvest, to molasses production, fermentation, distillation, and bottling, takes place on the estate. Thousands of acres of their own sugar cane are the source for molasses used during distillation in their 100% copper double retort pot-still.
The Worthy Park Special Cask Series offers the experience of traditional Jamaica rum, elaborated with the aromas and flavors imparted by secondary maturation in rare cask selections, non-chill filtered with no additives. The Port edition was distilled in 2010 and bottled in 2020, with aging taking place entirely at the Worthy Park Estate. The rum spent 8 years in ex-bourbon barrels, followed by 2 additional years in casks that previously held Ruby Port wine.
Aromas of sweet caramel, banana, cassis, raspberry, and fruit jam greet you, the port influence already asserting itself. On the palate, hints of brown sugar, salted nuts, and caramel are first through the gate. Following closely on their heels are dried tropical fruits, raisins, red wine, chocolate candies, and hints of classic Jamaican funk. Bottled at 45% abv.