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Lehman (“Lemon”) Hart’s destiny in the world of rum began close to 50 years before his birth on 31 October 1768 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. The year was 1720 when his grandfather, Abraham Hart, a young enterprising merchant who settled in Penzance from Germany, began importing and trading in rums sourced from various islands in the Caribbean. Some 80 years later Lemon Hart would transform the family business by creating a unique blend of the finest rums and subsequently receive the inaugural appointment from the Admiralty as supplier of rum to the British Royal Navy.
Lemon Hart & Son rums, still to this day, are proudly distilled, Bourbon barrel aged and blended at a single estate in the Demerara region of Guyana, to ensure the highest quality, fullest flavoured rums. The stills, the location, the craft, skill and passion of the people who work at the distillery contribute distinctively to the single source character and flavour of our rums. When you buy single estate, you know quality as your source.
Guyana’s Demerara region is renowned throughout the world for its rich and unparalleled 300-year history of sugarcane plantations and rum production. Similar to the distinctive production regions of Cognac and Champagne, the credentials of authentic Demerara rum include distillation and aging within this specific region of Guyana. At the distillery itself, the time honoured techniques, standards and methods of the age-old art of rum distillation, aging and blending are maintained, all working in harmony with the most up-to-date facilities and equipment in the industry. Use of an old wooden coffey still (the last operating still of its kind in the world today) and wooden pot still are key to the very distinctive, aromatic and flavourful marks that distinguish Lemon Hart & Son rums as rare and magnificent.
Rum always, since 1804.
LEMON HART & SON – 80 PROOF – CLASSIC BRITISH-STYLE RUM
Lemon Hart & Son Original 1804 is the classic British-style black rum, cherished by rum drinkers around the world for its bold, rich flavour, full-bodied complexity and exceptionally smooth finish. Original 1804 is the perfect example of a rum that shows pronounced flavour when mixed with cola. A premium blend of select single estate rums, distilled, Bourbon barrel-aged and blended on the East Bank of the Demerara River in the lush tropical Caribbean country of Guyana. Rum always.
Well-balanced, velvety smooth taste. 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.
A NEW GENERATION OF PREMIUM RUM
Awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge, Blackpool is a beautifully crafted overproof British-style single estate distilled spiced rum. Mastery of art expertly balances Blackpool’s naturally occurring Bourbon barrel notes of exotic dried fruit, island spices and vanilla bean with an all natural spiced infusion resulting in the definitive rum experience. Over ice, simply sublime. Mixed, adventurously awakening. Tribute to the provenance of the iconic Lemon Hart & Son brand and honour to the passion of rumcraft passed down through the generations at Lemon Hart & Son since 1804.
An enticingly complex taste profile with notes of exotic dried fruit overlaid with island spices, releasing a profile of cinnamon, freshly ground nutmeg, cloves and ginger all resting on a warm vanilla swirl. Developing notes of toffee, butterscotch, cocoa and butter rum flavours. A distant lingering of gentle Bourbon oak and steeped tea finish well distinguish Blackpool as uniquely crafted by Lemon Hart & Son.
Tastings.com – 93 Points
THE LEGENDARY GOLD STANDARD IN OVERPROOF RUMS
Called for by name in many of Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber’s classic tiki drinks recipes, Lemon Hart 151 is the legendary “Gold Standard” sought after and coveted by rum enthusiasts worldwide. Many rum aficionados believe that there simply is no substitute for Lemon Hart 151. Blended to exacting standards from an age-old recipe of select high proof Demerara rums, Lemon Hart 151 remains the epitome of an exceptional rum. Rum always.
Perfectly balanced, round, smooth and velvety. Hues of deep rich amber and mahogany sing through its crystal clear clarity. Exceptional complexity over gentle oak with enticing hints of raw brown sugar, dried fruits, burnt caramel, exotic spices, vanilla and baked apples. Warm, lingering, complex and smooth finish.