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Bucktrout's 40 Year Old Jamaican Rum Distilled Pre 1945, Bottled 1985 75cl / 54%
A bottle of Bucktrout's 40 Year Old Fine Mature Jamaican Liberation Rum, distilled prior to 1945 and bottled in April 1985.
The certificate of origin reads:
The Directors of Bucktrout & Company Limited certify that the contents of the bottle of Liberation Rum Numbered 230 is genuine Jamaica Rum, distilled before 1945 and imported into Guernsey in an Oak Puncheon before 1947, bottled in April 1985 and sold on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of Guernsey from German Occupation.
The reason that no fixed dates can be given for the distillation or importation of this rum is that the records are so old as to be indistinct, however Bucktrout & Co Ltd have been paying Bond fees on the puncheon since 1947 and the law at that time forbad the importation of Rum of an age less that 3 years old. The spirit may well be much older but we shall never know. There was a bottling of similar Rum from a smaller cask in 1975 when 4oz bottles were produced, this was however only 70° proof.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear to the labels.
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.