Monymusk Distillery, Clarendon (Vere)
Monymusk Distillery, Clarendon (Vere)|
Information obtained by the Center for the Study of Legacies of British Slave-ownership at University College London:
Rum was distilled on the domain 'Monymusk, Clarendon (Vere)' at least between
The Monymusk Estate is one of the oldest plantations in Jamaica, and belongs to the very few that have survived the changing face of rum and sugar manufacture over the last 100 years. 1893 saw 148 distilleries on Jamaica, but only six existed by 1983.
The Monymusk distillery lies in the south of the island at St. Catherine's Town and rum has been made from local molasses since the 18th century, although it was not normally released under its own plantation label.
Monymusk Plantation Rums is distilled and blended by National Rums of Jamaica Limited, The name Monymusk comes from the sugar estate bearing the same name which produced rum and sugar before the abolition of slavery and continues to support the distillery with rich Jamaican molasses.
National Rums of Jamaica Limited wholly owns the Long Pond Distillers Limited which is world renowned for its rich pot sill rums, the Innswood location which is an aging and storage facility and seventy three per cent (73%) of Clarendon Distillers Limited.
Clarendon Distillers Limited (CDL) is located on six acres of land in Monymusk, Lionel Town, Clarendon. The distillery was initially owned by the Monymusk Sugar Factory which began its operations in 1901 and is among Jamaica’s oldest sugar and rum producing estates. Historical information from the Jamaica Sugar Industry suggests that in 1901, the estate was owned and operated by the Honourable Colonel C. J. Ward. In 1916, ownership of the facility was transferred to the Lindo Brothers and they maintained possession until 1928 when the estate was sold to Clarendon Plantation Limited. By 1929, there was another change of ownership; this time, the estate was acquired by the United Fruit Company.
The United Fruit Company maintained ownership until 1936 when the Jamaica Sugar Manufacturing Company and Clarendon Plantation Limited purchased it. By 1937, ownership was transferred to the West Indies Sugar Company and this company oversaw operations until 1976 when the ownership of the estate was transferred to the Government of Jamaica in the form of the Sugar Corporation of Jamaica
The Sugar Corporation of Jamaica divested its interest in rum in 1980 and the operation of the distillery came under the control of National Rums of Jamaica. The distillery remained a wholly owned subsidiary of National Rums of Jamaica up to 2006.
National Rums of Jamaica’s Innswood facility, located in Innswood St. Catherine began operations as a distillery in 1956.
It was owned by the Innswood Sugar Factory. The distillation aspect of the factory was transferred to National Rums of Jamaica in 1980. The facility specialized in Continuous Still/ Column Still rums. Distilling operations at this plant ceased in 1993.
Since 2000, the facility has been used as an aging and blending facility for the portion of the rum produced by the Clarendon Distillery and the Long Pond Distillery that is not exported. The facility is also used for the preparation of denatured rum that is sold for the production of rubbing alcohol, bay rum and cosmetics.
The Long Pond Distillery, situated in Clarke’s Town, Trelawny, emerged from a series of amalgamations and acquisitions that date back to the seventeenth century.
The Distillery was owned by the Long Pond Sugar Factory and the associated estate up to the time of its divestment in 1977.
Earliest recorded owners of the Long Pond Sugar Estate was Sir Simon Clarke, 9th in the line of the Baronet in the Clarke family from Cheshire, England. In 1921, Messrs Sheriff and Company, Scottish distillers, purchased the estate. By 1945, other estates such as Cambridge, Linton Park, Belmont, Lottery and Water Valley were brought under the Long Pond name. In 1949, the Kinloss Estate was also acquired and brought under the Long Pond name.
By 1953 the estate was owned by the Jamaican government and it was sold in this same year to Seagrams Limited of Montreal Canada which needed a steady supply of rum for the Captain Morgan brand rum. The Government of Jamaica bought the Trelawny Estates in 1977 and renamed it the National Sugar Company of Long Pond. In 1980, National Rums of Jamaica was incorporated to assume the distillery assets of the National Sugar Company.
Here are full texts from the labels
jm_134: Since 1753; NRJ; Monymusk Plantation Platinum White Rum; Triple Distilled; Product of Jamaica; Extra Smooth; Blended & Bottled by National Rums of Jamaica Limited, Kingston, Jamaica; 40% alc/vol; 750 cl
jm_137: Since 1753; NRJ; Monymusk Plantation Overproof White Rum; Triple Distilled; Product of Jamaica; Full Overproof Strength; Blended & Bottled by National Rums of Jamaica Limited, Kingston, Jamaica; 63% alc/vol; 1 Litre
jm_135: Since 1753; NRJ; Monymusk Plantation Special Gold Rum; Product of Jamaica; Premium Jamaican Rum; Blended & Bottled by National Rums of Jamaica Limited, Kingston, Jamaica; 40% alc/vol; 1 Litre
jm_133: Monymusk Classic Gold Rum; Product of Jamaica; Distinctively Smooth; Blended & Bottled by National Rums of Jamaica Limited, Kingston, Jamaica; 40% alc/vol; 750 cl
jm_132: Monymusk Special Reserve Rum; Aged oak barrels; Product of Jamaica; Blended & Bottled by National Rums of Jamaica Limited, Kingston, Jamaica; 40% alc/vol; 750 cl
jm_136: Since 1753; NRJ; Monymusk Plantation Whispering Breeze; Coconut Flavoired Rum Liqueur; A taste of Jamaica; Extra Smooth; Blended & Bottled by National Rums of Jamaica Limited, Kingston, Jamaica; 40% alc/vol; 750 cl
fr_1273: Compagnie des Indes; Rum-Rhum; 5 years; Jamaica; Clarendon & Worthy Park; 3760255020037
fr_1274: Compagnie des Indes; Rhum fût unique; Rum single cask; 5 years; Jamayca Navy Strength; 57% alc; Clarendon & Worthy Park; 3760255020044
fr_1281: Compagnie des Indes; Rhum fût unique; Rum single cask; Jamaica 11 ans; Clarendon; 43% alc/vol
fr_1282: Compagnie des Indes; Rhum fût unique; Rum single cask; High Proof; Jamaica 11 ans; Clarendon; 55% alc/vol
de_336: RA; Rum Artesanal; Jamaica Rum; Single Cask Rum; Clarendon Distillery; Dist. 03.2007; Bot. 08.2017; Cask No. 73; 62.2% vol; 500 ml
fr869: Plantation Jamaican Rum; Product of Jamaica; Xaymaca; Special Dry; 100% Pot Still Rum; Long Pond & Clarendon;Double Ageing; Special Dry; 43% Vol; Pot Stil; 70 cl; Product of Jamaica; Bottled by: Maison Ferrand, 16130 Ars, France; plantationrum.com; 3460410530981; Distilleries: Clarendon (Vendome) & Long Pond (John Dore); Fermentation: 1 & 3 weeks; Distillation: 100% Pot Still; Esters: 156 g/hl AA; Volatile Compounds: 312 g/hL AA; Dosage: 0 g/L; Jamaica has long classified rums via 'marks,' unique to each distillery, indicating intensity and flavor profile. XAYMACA is a blend of Clarendon EMB & MLC marks, and Long Pond VRW & STC^E marks.
fr_251: Plantation Rum Jamaica; 8 years old; Monymusk Distillery; Column still + pot still Rum.
fr_1409: Plantation Rum; Jamaica, Clarendon MMW; 2003; 49.5% vol; 70 cl; 3460410531698
fr_1412: Plantation Jamaican Rum; Xaymaca Special Dry; 100% Pot Still Rum; Product of Jamaica; Long Pond & Clarendon; 3460410530981
it_150: Monymusk; 2010; Jamaica Pure Single Rum; EMB; 100% Pot Still distillation; Distilled: 2010; Bottled: 2019; Aged: 9 y.o.; Aged in the tropics / Angel share > 64%; Sugar free; Barrel proof; 70 cl e; Distilled in a Double Retort Pot Still at Monymusk Distillery Ltd, Clarendon, Jamaica, W.I.; 62% vol; Habitation Velier; The House of Pure Single Rums
it_52: Jamaica I Pappagalli 9 years; Rum agricolo, pot still, Monymusk Distillery
it_63: Jamaica I Pappagalli 8 years; Rum agricolo, pot still, Monymusk Distillery
it_53: Jamaica Sugar Estate 1949; Jamaica Rum, Monymusk Distillery, Jamaica; Bottled in United Kingdom; Matured in Barrels Nos. 10, 16, 17 and 25
de_359: The Rum Cask; Jamaica; Single Cask Rum; Distilled at Monymusk Destillery; Distilled: 2003; Aged 14 Years; Bottled: 2017; Limited Edition; Pot Still; Mark JMM; Cask Strength; 50 cl; www.therumcask.de; 60,7% vol
uk_201: Duncan Taylor Single Cask Rum; Distilled in: Jamaica; At: Monymusk Distillery; Distilled: 09.97, Bottled: 11.12; Cask No: 3; Style: Column; One of 169 bottles; Distilled in 1997; Aged 15 years; 53.4% alc/vol; 700 ml; Aged in oak caska; No chill filtration, no added colorant; Bottled by Duncan Taylor Ltd, Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 8JU7, Scotland
uk_311: Kill Devil; Single Cask Rum; 700 ml; Distilled Jamaica; Aged 9 Years; Monymusk Distillery - Pot Still; Distilled: 12/99; 1 of 376; Alc by Vol: 46%
uk_331: That Boutique-y Rum Company; Monymusk Distillery, Jamaica; Pot Still Rum, single distillery; Aged 13 Years; Batch 1; Bottle 1 of 473; 50 cl; 55.4% vol; 5052598148065
fr_1423: Plantation Rum; Single Cask; Specially Bottled for The Netherlands; Thank you for your ...; Jamaica 1999; Clarendon MMW; ... Hampden Distillery...; Distilled in 1999; 46.7% vol; Product of Jamaica; 70 cl e
nl_56: 14 years; Per fles doneer je €10.00 aan Stichting ALS Nederland; ALS; Stichting ALS Nederland; Jamaica rum; Monymusk; Vintage: 2004; Bottled: 2018; 56,2% ABV; 70 cl; Selected by Kintra Spirits; In cooperation with The Rum Mercenary; Rum 4 ALS; Rum for charity
nl_64: Kintra, the rum collection; Monymusk, Jamaica; 11 y; Destilled 09-2007; Cask 85; Bottled 25-06-2018; Bottle 042 of 117; 52.2% vol
nl_79: The little distiller; Ultimatum Rum; Single cask selection; Distilled: Mar-2007; Bourbon barrel; Cask no: 7; 70 cl; Jamaica; Monymusk; 9 years old; Bottled: 24/02/17; Bottle no: 133 of 349; 46% vol
it_239: Product of Jamaica; Jamaica Rhum; Rhum Agricol - Pot Still; Monymusk Distillery; Proprietors: Sherriff & Company, Jamaica; Bottled in England; Pot Still Int, Glasgow; Distillato di canna da zucchero; Importato du Moon Import sas; 70 cl; 6000 bottigle bottiglia No 2359; 46% vol; 1979 Destilled; 1989 Bottled
it_244: Product of Jamaica; Jamaica Rhum; Monymusk Distillery; Bottled in Scotland; Distillato di canna da zucchero; Importato du Moon Import sas; 70 cl; 45% vol; 2007 Destilled; 2017 Bottled
dk_49: Handcrafted Rum Lab Edition; Jamaica High Ester White Rum; Pot-distilled from molasses at Monymusk and New Yarmouth; Distilled 2017 - bottled 2020; Alc 75% vol / 50 cl; Esters: 720 gr/hlpa; Sugar: 0 gr/l; Batch: SKJ01
cz_350: Distilled 2005; Bottled: 2020; Rum Shark; Clarendon 2006; Jamaica; Single Cask Selection; 69% vol; 14; e 70 cl
uk186: Bristol Classic Rum Monymusk Still, Jamaica; Classic rums of the Caribbean; Distilled in 1977; Bottled in 2000; 23 years old; Produce of Jamaica; 70 cl; Selected and bottled from the wood by Bristol Spirits Ltd, GL12 8NB; Single pot Still; 46% vol; Merchants from Bristol have traded in Rum for more than 400 years. But too many rums are anonymous blends of no distinction. Bristol Spirits have made it their mission to seek out the products of single plantations, usually from single stills, and to show each rum in its own true, individual glory. Discovering the world's finest rums. The Monymusk plantation. Founded in the early 18th century, the plantation of fine sugar cane lies in the south of Jamaica. At its heart, the gold pot still yields a delicate rum, whose finesse is rounded by 23 years in oak casks. Fragment to the nose, it shows traces of wood and vanilla on the palate. A lovely digestif after a fine meal. Single pot still Jamaica rum.