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Lemon Hart 151 Proof Bottled 1940s - Caldbeck, Macgregor & Co. 75.7cl / 75.5%
A bottle of Lemon Hart 151 Proof Royal Navy Demerara Rum, produce of British Guiana. This was imported by Caldbeck, Macgregor & Co. Ltd. for China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malayan Federation. We estimate this was bottled in the 1940s.
The Hart's have been involved in the rum trade since 1768, when German merchant Abraham Hart settled in Penzance, Cornwall. Importing and trading rum from the Caribbean, Hart earned a strong reputation as a spirits merchant. Two generations later, Abraham's grandson Lehman 'Lemon' Hart took charge of the business and began to focus on blending, creating a signature blend made of rums distilled on the banks of the Demerara river in Guyana. In the late 18th century, Lemon Hart & Son became the official supplier of the Royal Navy's rum ration. In 1804, fearing an attack by the French in the Napoleonic Wars, Lemon Hart moved all of his rum stocks from Penzance to his newly established base in West India Dock, London. Lemon Hart died in 1845, and his only son, David, took over the business. Lemon Hart & Son joined rum importers Portal Dingwall & Norris in 1892, and this company merged with Alfred Lamb Ltd. during World War II to form United Rum Merchants.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note damage to the labels and wear to the capsule.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.