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Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Blonde Rum - distilled by Worthy Park Estate - Jamaica

After bottling Hamilton Jamaican Pot Still Gold and Black Rum and emptying some St Lucian Pot Still Rum barrels I refilled a few barrels with the base rum from Jamaica diluted to 70% ABV. This diluted base blend from Worthy Park aged about 18 months at the Five & 20 Spirits Distillery in Westfield, NY then we added about 12% one year old light rum from Worthy Park aged in Jamaica and put that blend back in the barrels to marry another five to six months. During the last month, the ABV was reduced to about 90 proof before a few barrels were batched and prepared for bottling (got the proof right, let the rum settle without filtering and tasted it a few times - for quality control.) There was no caramel or sugar added to this rum after distillation.

In the mean time, the name was finalized, the label was finished and printed. Everything in this bottle was distilled from fermented molasses from the Worthy Park Estate sugar mill and then diluted with pristine, filtered, upstate NY well-water and bottled at the Five and 20 Distillery.

Only 198 cases of this rum were bottled in the first batch, but there are more barrels peacefully resting to be bottled as more Hamilton Jamaican Blonde rum or another blend later this year. Stand by, patience will be rewarded. Some things you can't hurry, rum wasn't built in a day.
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Item ABV Volume Case UPC
JPSBLD-12 45% 750ml 12 0 005130 7300 3
Jamaica is located near the geographic center of the Caribbean, south of Cuba and west of Hispaniola.
Jamaica
Worthy Park Estate is close to the geographic center of Jamaica.
Jamaica
Worthy Park Estate goes all of its own cane on the estate.
Worthy Park Cane
Sugar has been the main crop at Worthy Park Estate since 1670.
Worthy Park Sugar Mill
The sugar mill is the most efficient on the island and turns tons of sugar cane into sugar and molasses that will be used to make Worthy Park Rum. Worthy Park Sugar Mill
The molasses used at the Worthy Park Distillery is produced at the Worthy Park Sugar Mill on the estate. Molasses is pumped from the sugar mill to the distillery and stored in this storage tank until it is fermented at the distillery.
Jamaica
Three different yeasts are used to produce the three different rums - light, extra light and heavy that are blended together to give the fresh white distillate the desired character and flavor.
Jamaica
The fermentation ABV varies but is approximately 7% ABV for the three rums.
Fermentation times also vary and are monitored and recorded by instrumentation at the control panel in the distillery laboratory.
Still 1
All of the processes are monitored and recorded by electronic instrumentation. By recording things like fermentation temperature profiles, it is possible to produce a more consistent product and avoid problems.
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The distillate is condensed at about 87% ABV
There are no GMO ingredients in Worthy Park rums.
Worthy Park GMO Statement
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From Kingston, Jamaica container #GLDU5624037 was shipped on the vessel Spica to the Redhook Terminal, New York, NY. After being barged to the port in Newark, the container was trucked to Western Carriers warehouse N. Bergen NJ.
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Shipping Route

Spica
Spica
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June 6th, five IBC (Intermediate Bulk Containers) were trucked to Five & 20 Spirits distillery in Mayville, NY for bottling.
Each of these containers contains 1000 liters of rum at 85% ABV.
IBC containers

The fresh, clear blend of light, very light and heavy rum was diluted to bottled strength with filtered well water from the Five & 20 Spirits property.
Water Analysis
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After dilution, this rum was colored with Sethness Caramel made with US grown sugar cane sugar. Nothing else has been added to this rum. Prior to bottling, this blend was filtered with a one micron filter to remove charcoal that may be suspended in the liquid and that might prevent a malfunction in the bottling machine.
Bottles are filled with a six bottle gravity feed filler.
Filling Bottles Filling Bottles
Bottles being filled


Filling Bottles
Putting in the synthetic corks


Labeling Bottles
Filled bottled being labeled.


Labeling Bottles
Finished bottles with capsules and labels


Pallet of filled bottles.
55 cases on a pallet ready for shipment to a distributor in your state.



Bottled by Joe Nelson at Five & 20 Spirits Mayville, NY
Other products from Worthy Park Estate imported by Caribbean Spirits Inc.
Item No. ABV Volume Btl/Case UPC
JPD-12 30% 750ml 12 0 00513 072914
JPSB-12 46.5% 750ml 12 000513072807
JPSB-12L 46.5% One Liter 12 0 00513 07301 0
JPSG-12 46.5% 750ml 12 000513072891
JPSG-12L 46.5% One Liter 12 0 00513 07298 3
WP 1YO % 1
WPXL % 0
WPHB 85% 1
WPL % 1