Company Re-releases What Forbes Calls “The Single Malt of Rum”.
Given the rarity of the 15-year old wooden pot still stocks, we were only able to produce 3,000 cases of this product for world-wide distribution (1,000 U.S., 1,000 UK and 1,000 for the rest of Europe), so it is exceptionally rare, said Pusser’s CEO, Gary Rogalski
CHARLESTON, S.C. JANUARY 23, 2019
There’s an old adage that says it’s hard to improve on perfection, but Pusser’s has proven it wrong with the re-release of its iconic “Crown Jewel” 15-year-old spirit.
The small-batch 15-year old, which Forbes Magazine has dubbed “the single malt of rum,” has been reformulated, repacked and available in limited supply.
“We decided to re-package the 15-year old blend for two reasons; first, the cost of the raw wooden pot still 15-year old component had increased significantly, and secondly, the column-stilled component of the Blend previously supplied by Trinidad Distillers was no longer available to us when they made the strategic decision to stop exporting their aged rum stocks,” said Pusser’s CEO, Gary Rogalski. “We replaced this component with a similar rum from Guyana, which was again significantly more expensive. This required an increase in the consumer price on what is arguably the best rum in the world; so we thought it deserved a bottle, label and display box more in sync with its ‘Crown Jewel’ stature.”
Rogalski added that although the “chemistry” of the old and the new is exactly the same, the distillery’s sensory panelists, as well as most rum connoisseurs, have found the new to be a tad less sweet than the old, and therefore better.
The previous iteration of the 15-year old has won major, international awards including Word Rum Awards “World’s Best Rum” and is considered by aficionados and connoisseurs as “the finest rum in the world.”
“Given the rarity of the 15-year old wooden pot still stocks, we were only able to produce 2,000 cases of this product for world-wide distribution (1,000 U.S., 1,000 UK and 1,000 for the rest of Europe) so it is exceptionally rare,” added Rogalski. “We anticipate it will pick up where the previous 15-year old left off and take it to an even higher level.”
Color: Dark Amber
Nose: Classic Demerara Sugar, Molasses Dried Fruits, Island Spices and Caramel
Body: Full and round, ideal for sipping
Finish: Warm, smooth, long and memorable
The reformulated and repackaged 15-year old is 100 percent rum with no artificial flavors or colors and is gluten free. It is imported domestically by Shaw Ross International Importers, LLC.