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Old 05-15-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
El Dorado
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Originally Posted by Tiare View Post
Hi Carl! would you like to tell us a little about the Demerara Rum Heritage Centre?
Sure, why not?
Even though in Guyana we have been in rum production for over 3 1/2 hundred years, there is very little record and/or artifacts relating to this activity. Demerara Distillers Limited decided that you cannot have the world best rums and unable to trace its evolution. As a result the idea of a rum museum was born and this became a reality March, 2007.
At present in the Rum Heritage Centre we have on display a batch redistillation still that was used in the early 1940s, two hydrostatic pressure controlers that were used on the Savalle stills in the early 1950s, a small copper double retort pot still that was used to do experiment rum, a wooden steam boiler manufactured in 1945, a plate heat exchanger, a molasses clarifier/yeast seperator, models of the Savalle still, the modern metal Coffey still, the double wooden pot still, the wooden Coffey still and a Brigs gin still. There are also a number of photographs of activities tha took place in the company over the years. There are a few bottles of product that were produced years ago and a small amphitheater where visitors can view videos on the company's operations. Most importantly there is the Display and sampling bar where all the premium products are on display. This bar is made from old oak barrels - the sides (top and bottom), display centres and bar stools. We are hoping that over time we can add items, with the help of the public, to make the Heritage Centre a show piece to truely depict the rich history of rums in Guyana.
We would be very grateful if any one reading this note has any thing that they can contribute, whether information, literature, items, anything to do with rum can please contact me.
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