€ 25 000,00On request
“One of the first and greatest Veliers to ever roam the earth,” declared Henrik Kristoffersen of Rum Corner, speaking of the extraordinary Skeldon 1973/2005 32yo 60.5% Full Proof rum from Velier. These powerful words encapsulate the essence of this exquisite spirit, a rare gem from the SWR distillery in Guyana that is treasured by collectors and connoisseurs alike.
Skeldon 1973 Full Proof Old Demerara Rum, one of the oldest and rarest can meet on market. Distilled back in 1973, it’s among the longest-aged rums. Originally released in 2005, it’s a gem from Velier’s early bottlings. The Skeldon Distillery closed in 1960, and the rum was produced at Utivlugt on a Coffey Still. The bottle’s SWR marque likely references Skeldon William Ross, the distillery’s founder from Ayrshire, Scotland. The true meaning behind SWR remains a mystery.
Age: 32 yo
Size: 700 ml
Number of bottles: 544
1 in stock
The meeting between Velier and Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) in 1999, marked the inception of an unforgettable journey into the heart of rum-making. Luca Gargano, from Velier, and DDL chairman Yesu Persaud, came together to initiate a unique approach to bottling diverse rum types from different stills. This innovation led to a series of original, one-of-a-kind Demerara marks, aged fully in the Tropics.
From this glorious alliance emerged the Skeldon 1973/2005, the crown jewel that changed the landscape of the rum industry. Selected and bottled by Velier, this 32-year-old rum represents an intoxicating blend of heritage, craftsmanship, and quality. Distilled in 1973 and released in a limited batch of 544 bottles, it is as rare as it is remarkable. This exquisite rum carries an impressive ABV of 60.5%, a testament to its robust character.
The Skeldon 1973/2005 demands time and appreciation, revealing itself to the drinker in layers. It greets the senses with a captivating aroma of cocoa, coffee, burnt notes, blackberry, and sugarcane. The palate is a symphony of complex and intense flavors, dancing with full-bodied tannins, invigorating coffee, and a whisper of sweetness. Praised for its balanced and sophisticated characteristics, this rum is a true masterpiece of the spirits world.
The Skeldon 1973/2005 is a proud member of the iconic Velier Demerara Collection, a range renowned for its rarity and uniqueness. This collection, revered by collectors worldwide, stands as a testament to Velier’s dedication to offering the finest selection of Demerara rums. The journey that began in 1999 continues to bear fruit, and every sip of the Skeldon 1973/2005 is a tribute to this enduring legacy.
Experience the mastery of the Skeldon 1973/2005 32yo 60.5% Full Proof rum, a spirit that reflects the prowess of both the SWR distillery and Velier. This remarkable rum not only symbolizes a significant chapter in rum history but also offers an unforgettable tasting journey. Grab this opportunity before it’s gone, secure your bottle today.