Single Estate Reserve
Single Estate Reserve, Worthy Park
Founded in 1670, Worthy Park is the last remaining Single Estate rum distillery on the island, and one of the last two 100% Jamaican-owned Jamaican rum producers still in operation. The Estate has belonged to the Clarke Family since 1918, now led by Gordon Clarke.
Located in St Catherine Parish, close to the geographical center of the island, Worthy Park boasts over 10,000 acres with approximately 40% devoted to sugarcane. Worthy Park’s distillery is one of the last three traditional, 100% pot-still, Pure Single rum productions in Jamaica—and arguably the most modern. The Clarke Family’s outstanding and unique spirits have garnered a wide international following, through numerous sourced rum labels and independent bottlers. Worthy Park Rum-Bar was launched as the family’s own house brand: truly 100% Jamaican Rum!
Worthy Park has all the elements necessary to make a truly Single Estate Rum. Thousands of acres of sugar cane grown on the estate are turned into cane sugar and molasses without ever leaving the property, and that molasses is then used to produce rum distilled on Worthy Park’s 100% copper pot still. Aged in tropical conditions for 6-10 years in once-used, ex-Bourbon barrels, this authentic Jamaican Rum showcases the unique complexity and distinctive taste of the Worthy Park rums.
Aromas of banana, baking spice, tea, and fennel give way to sweet toffee and black pepper on the palate, followed by anise, allspice, and overripe mango. The long finish brings a whisper of cocoa nib, oak, and leather.