Distilleries old and new, some founded centuries ago, others no longer in operation; all are subject to the Mezan Cellar Masterâ€™s discerning eye. He tirelessly travels throughout the region, seeking out its hidden treasures: untouched rums, artfully crafted from a single yearâ€™s distillation by a single distillery. Unblended, unsweetened, uncoloured and only lightly filtered, these vintage rums represent the finest, truest expression of their producer and country of origin.
Celebrated for its golden sun, turquoise waters and gently swaying palm trees, the Caribbean is also home to one of the worlds oldest and most beloved spirits: rum. For centuries, rum production has flourished among this myriad of islands and countries, creating a rich and nuanced palette of aromas and styles unique to each location, each distillery. Meticulously selected by the Cellar Master, Mezan vintage rums capture the depth and diversity of the Caribbean and offer a taste of its purest, most authentic flavours.
Once the Cellar Master has discovered a particularly exceptional rum, he sets it aside for maturation. Under his patient watch, the rum slowly ages in ex-bourbon oak casks until it has reached the height of its potential. It is then immediately bottled, one cask at a time, thereby preserving its singularity and ensuring that an unforgettable sensory experience lies within every drop of Mezan.
A 2005 vintage rum from the well-known Diamond distillery in Guyana, independently bottled by Mezan.
The aroma of the rum ignites the air with bell peppers, menthol, sweet banana strawberry undertones and a light touch of Clementine. On the tongue the rum is a swirl of pepper and ginger manifesting in the heat of the rum. Notes of banana and lemon, with a bit of oak and mint coming in at the finish.