The Worthy Park distillery is the only genuine “single estate” rum producer in Jamaica. Single estate means that “WP” is the only estate to independently produce 100% of its rum, from planting its own sugarcane to bottling, as well as fermentation and distillation—failing which it can’t be called rum, naturally.
Worthy Park also makes the Rum-Bar, a favorite of bartenders, and has earned a great reputation thanks to its rums bottled by independent bottlers. WP has finally decided to surf on its own wave, presenting us with four new rums.
The Rum-Bar Silver is the classic Rum-Bar White with 40% ABV instead of over 60% and specifically targets the bar crowd. It’s the perfect opportunity to revisit cocktails with this richly-flavored rum typical of Jamaican pot stills but with a more sensible percentage of alcohol.
The Worthy Park Single Estate Reserve is a blend of six to ten year old molasses rums distilled in pot stills and aged in bourbon casks with an ABV of 45%.
The Worthy Park Marsala Cask Finish & Oloroso Cask Finish share the same foundation: a 2012 rum distilled in pot stills and aged four years in bourbon casks and you know the rest… one more year of Marsala or Oloroso polishing.
Our opinion: the Oloroso finish has some qualities, with a classic yet pleasant butter flavor and a thin cocoa finish, but the Marsala has no redeeming values except maybe the subtle raisin flavor, very well hidden in the finish. Both have a fairly high ABV approaching 60%.
70cl – 40% ABV
Worthy Park Single Estate Reserve
70cl – 45% ABV
Worthy Park Marsala Cask Finish
70cl – 60% ABV
Worthy Park Oloroso Cask Finish
70cl – 59% ABV
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