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Our Featured New Items:
This month’s new item is a classic, top shelf rum! The founder of Plantation Rum began producing cognac in the early 1980s. In the 1990s, Alexandre Gabriel (Founder/President) found himself combing the Caribbean Islands. He was in search of the best rums in the region. What he found is a wealth of rum that is unmatched. Lucky for you, Hilltop Bottle Shop now has Plantation Jamaican Rum on our shelves! You can get a bottle of this artisanal rum for $89.99 a bottle.
Why Jamaican Rum?
In 1664, Oliver Cromwell sent William Penn to capture Haiti for the English Empire. Failing at this mission, Penn ends up in Jamaica where he drives the Spaniards off the island. In 1670 Spain gives up its rights to the island and Port Royal becomes a safe haven for pirates and thieves.
In the 17th century, nearing the end of the golden age of piracy, sugar becomes the dominant crop on the lush island. Then in the 18th century, Jamaica takes the lead in sugar production in the Caribbean..
The locals drink white and overproof rum. In Jamaica the term “gold rum” applies to aged spirits although some are older than 20 years.
The favor of the Jamaican people falls on the heavier style. It’s not surprising since there are more pot stills in Jamaica than any other Caribbean island. This allows the rum to gain powerful and aromatic flavors and tastes. This method is long known to produce heavy rum. Today, Jamaican rums have earned their noble credentials.