Hamilton Demerara

The Schtick: Distilled by Demerara Distillers Ltd in Guyana from fermented molasses, this Demerara style overproof rum is aged 5 years and is a classic in the rum universe. Let’s dive in.

Review #1699 | Rum Review #108

Distiller: Demerara Distillers Ltd

Bottler: Five & 20 Spirits

Brand: Hamilton


ABV: 75.5% ABV

Age: 5 Years

Nose: Sweet honey, brown sugar, char, oak and toffee. Desserty and powerful. Ethanol is more shrouded than I wouldd have expected.

Taste: A bit hot, but rich and loaded with toffee, chocolate, caramel and brown sugar. Quintessential rum character, very natural in its sweetness and loaded with flavor.

Finish: Long finish, heat is very much in check. Soil, banana, cocoa, toffee and some pepper. Lovely complexity even to the very end, despite the heat.

Overall: I have not been always been a fan of the other Hamilton Ive had but this is heads above the rest, and quite lovely, even at proof. Big fan.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

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