Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Luca Gargano selected us high congeners rum from Antigua, it is amazing, high volume but very intensive and tasty as expected from Velier.
Czech review - https://rumtips.cz/recenze/habitation-velier-english-harbour-2012/
It’s an unmistakably English Harbour. The taste is very much like the 5yo but with an much longer and stronger finish.
My feelings is that it’s a very genuine and typical rum a little from the past.
Anyway it’s a must have in my English Harbour/ADL collection.
Picture: My one out of three bottles that’s now opened.
This monster was accidentally created in the lab ( distillery ) by a longer fermentation in the column still , resulting in an abnormally high congener rate !! Left to simmer for almost 6 yrs created this full bodied overproof creature. Bottled at 66% before being released to the unexpecting public !! Full of flavour and bursting with stone fruits this is a wonderful creation.. but be warned , treat with caution , this beast bites !!
I'm really troubled in rating this. I agree with my two predecessors: this Rum is something exceptional. Exceptional because of an accident, so the legend says, apparently due to a failure in the column distillery the material was left for an additional 4 days to ferment... as it so happens, this accident created something of a unique creature... aged almost 6 years in tropical climate it is said to have a 44% angel share that concentrated flavours to a rather unique level. This is a must-have in my opinion, and an exceptional deal in terms of value for money.
So strong (the creator named it "heavy Rum" for a reason) and heavy with flavour... believe me you won't feel it is 66°vol. , the flavour is so intense, the taste egregious in its strength, it would feel much lighter than it is in reality. BEst served, without water as is.