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1804 Original, Lemon Hart

Lemon Hart is a dark, 151 proof (75.5% abv) “Demerara” rum, taking its name from the 3rd generation merchant trader, Lehman Hart, who built his family’s brand into what into what became the inaugural, Admiralty appointed supplier of rum to the British Royal Navy.  Lehman was well respected as a businessman, philanthropist, community leader and rum authority, who possessed an adventurous spirit and uncanny ability to generate excitement.  These attributes, combined with Lehman’s carefully sourced, well blended rums from around the Caribbean, has enabled Lemon Hart’s name and to endure for over two centuries. Today, Lemon Hart is distilled in our favorite (and ONLY) Demerara producing country Guyana, by the last remaining distillery in Guyana, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), at Plantation Diamond.  If this all sounds familiar, it should.  DDL is the same distillery who produces the world renowned, Skurnik distributed, industry revered rums of El Dorado.

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Tasting Notes

Lemon Hart Original 1804 is a  premium blend of select single estate rums, distilled, aged and blended on the East Bank of the Demerara River in the lush tropical Caribbean country of Guyana.  Original 1804 is the classic British-style black rum, cherished by rum drinkers around the world for its authentic flavor and full-bodied complexity.  Well-balanced, velvety smooth taste with complex notes of dark brown sugar and island spices (nutmeg, clove and cinnamon), vanilla bean, cocoa, dark honey, caramel and oak. Hints of English toffee, dried fruits (especially Sultana raisins, dates and apricots), dark bitter semi-sweet chocolate and a nice heavily steeped tea finish.

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