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Demerara Distillery

Postby hard times » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:46 am

While looking at the use of demerara sugar as a
source for my ferments, I found this distillery.

http://www.demeraradistillers.com/our-h ... the-stills

A short interesting read about their company and stills.
Has anyone tasted their spirit or used demerara sugar
in their ferments?
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good
as they're going to feel all day.

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Re: Demerara Distillery

Postby Kapea » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:10 pm

I have not tried their spirits or used demerara sugar, but I do use the simular type of sugar called turbinato sugar. It is much richer in flavor than white sugar. I also use evaporated cane juice for the same reason.
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Re: Demerara Distillery

Postby jake_leg » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:32 pm

That is a big old barrel on their pot still!
I remember Aaron Schnell
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Re: Demerara Distillery

Postby myles » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:07 pm

I am still experimenting but I basically use a Demerara fermentation with a little bit of treacle/molasses added for flavour. I started off with dark rums (with a higher proportion of treacle) but eventually I wish to make the gold Trinidadian style rum.
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Re: Demerara Distillery

Postby Smaug » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:49 pm

myles wrote:I am still experimenting but I basically use a Demerara fermentation with a little bit of treacle/molasses added for flavour. I started off with dark rums (with a higher proportion of treacle) but eventually I wish to make the gold Trinidadian style rum.


Like an old school Puncheon style or more like the sweet syrup style of a newer Styled "Zaya"?
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Re: Demerara Distillery

Postby myles » Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:21 pm

Puncheon but with a bit of vanilla and a gold colour. Not too sweet, and not intended for mixing. Heavier flavour than the Cuban gold rums.
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Re: Demerara Distillery

Postby Swede » Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:23 am

I picked up a bottle of their El Dorado branded rum, and was expecting more than what I got. The notion of the big wooden boiler lending superior flavor to the spirit is oversold.

I opened it up expecting something special, and while it was noticeably better than some of the other imported rums available here, it was not as good as I was expecting. Put it this way, I had a few glasses over ice with varying amounts of water (this is how I drink spirits) I couldn't find any real good way that I liked it. The better part of the bottle is sitting in my liquor cabinet now, while I've turned back to my <1yr aged ujsm based staple whiskey. This is in preference to a 12yr rum, I'll have a sip here and there, but am not impressed at all.

PS, I went to the store to get a bottle of premium bourbon, but all they had was woodford reserve (insane price $60/26oz), knob creek, bulliet. NOT bad, but there's no way I'd pay from 45-65$ a 26oz bottle for it...
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