Habitation Velier Worthy Park 2007 Pure Single Rum 59°
The Worthy Park distillery holds a record in rum production in Jamaica, closed its doors in the 1950s and returned to the rum business in 2005. Habitation Velier Worthy Park WPL Jamaica Pure Single Rum 2017 is made from molasses and matured for 10 years.
Worthy Park 2007 is a bottling of the WPL brand, with congeners between 60 and 119 g / hLAP. Distilled in 2007 from molasses from the Worthy Park Estate sugar mill, from sugarcane on the farm owned by the Clarke family. is a Pure Single Rum Aged in the distillery’s tropical climate warehouse and was bottled at 59%, full cask grade, with an angel’s share after 10 years of 64%. The label shows the copper double retort still made by Scottish Forsyths for Worthy Park Distillery. No sugar, caramel or additives are added at the time of bottling.
Worthy Park 2007 Habitation Velier is the first bottling to carry the Jamaican distillery’s name on the label, different from previous editions that were called “Forsyths” taking their cue from the copper double retort still used for the production of all Worthy Park Estate rums. Worthy Park allocates part of its production to marketing in “bulk,” rums that are then destined for blended rums or independent bottlers’ selections, as long as they do not put the distillery’s name on their labels. The one made in collaboration with Luca Gargano, on the other hand, is not a simple independent bottling project, on the contrary we could consider it a “dependent bottling,” in fact on the labels the fundamental points of production are highlighted, such as the origin of molasses, the type of still, the year of distillation and bottling, the percentage of angel’s share, the mark, specifying the level of esters and congeners as well as, of course, the fact that aging takes place in a tropical climate at the distillery, indications that are usually not stated in independent bottling, since barrels are always purchased through rum merchants and never directly from the distillery. After the first few releases, Worthy Park granted Luca the use of the distillery’s official name, so starting with the 2007 release, the name Worthy Park will always appear on the label.