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Old 02-21-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Wooden pot stills

As far as i have understood, there are not many wooden pot stills left in the world because they are replaced by modern stills made from metal which absorbs nothing, and therefore imparts nothing of flavor. What i wonder is this, which are the rums that are still distilled in the old wooden pot stills and how many of those stills are still in use?
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:31 AM   #2
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I hope they treasure those old pot stills..for the sake of the rum itself and for all rum drinkers who appreciate good rum..with that i don`t mean that pot stilled rum is the only good rum but that its a treasure.
I haven`t yet read Brooms book but i have just recently started to read "And a Bottle of Rum" by Curtis..what a book!
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We have already drawn up plans for building a wooden pot still, for experimental purposes.
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Wooden pot stills are like portals to the past. Rums from these give you a good idea of what rums tasted like hundreds of years ago. Of course, carefully ageing rums have rounded out these rums. I think it would be interesting to taste an unrefined rum from pre-1800. It may taste hot and sharp, but definetly would be an experience.
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Old 02-22-2008, 05:32 AM   #5
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Yes it would..but rums that are too old, haven`t they lost most of their taste?
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Yes it would..but rums that are too old, haven`t they lost most of their taste?
Depends how they've been stored. The Pussers Red label 15 year old is made from rums off a wooden still if you're hunting for an example
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OK, and what is the difference between the Pusser`s red and their blue label?

Then i was thinking about the old rums that Adam just described:

" I think it would be interesting to taste an unrefined rum from pre-1800. It may taste hot and sharp, but definetly would be an experience. "
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The Red label is bottled on BVI from rums from wooden stills - minimum aged 15 years. At 40% - it's much more of a refined blend that the Pussers blue and did very well at a recent rum tasting we attended - I think it placed 3rd out of a pretty heavyweight selection of rums
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When it comes to Pussers i have seen a range of different decanters and bottles in various sizes as well, i assume they all contain Pussers Blue? Sometimes the seller just writes "Pussers".
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All the decanters will be Pussers blue label
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