MONYMUSK 9 Year 2010 MBS Jamaican Rum is from the land of intense experiences and full bodied rums. In the early 19th century, Jamaica was the largest rum producer in the world, with more than a hundred sugar estates and just as many distilleries. Like the other ex-British colonies– Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana– Jamaica has been historically a supplier of rum for the British blenders in Europe and distilleries did not release official house bottlings. British blenders would buy different rums from many distilleries in all colonies, and bring the fresh (unaged) liquid to Europe for blending and for ageing. The different provenances ensured different styles, and so many combinations were possible for blenders to use to create brands in the European market.
The Clarendon distillery is a subtle combination of tradition and modernity: a multi-column on one side and 2 stills (Vendome and Calandria-i) on the other. It is on this last part that Monymusk, in the south of the island, also manufactures its own marks like the great Jamaican distilleries. EMB is the old mark of Bog Estate (closed in 1948) and joins the Wedderburn category.
MONYMUSK 9 Year 2010 MBS Jamaican Rum is part of the Velier National Rums of Jamaica (NRJ) series.