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Old 04-08-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default Is Appleton/Wray and Nephew like DDL?

Under this sites description of Wray and Nephew, there is a mention of the company utilizing 5 pot stills and one column for the production of its products. My question/s is/are: Do the different pot stills produce substantially different marks, are they different in shape, or are they approximate copies? Have these different stills been part of the company for a while, or were they compiled from different defunct estates in order to keep making certain marks for blenders? And in line with the previous question, Does the company provide marks to other blenders around the Caribbean/world, or are they the sole marketers of the products they produce?
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The five pot stills at Appleton are essentially identical and were installed about the same time in a very orderly fashion and are not a collection of stills accumulated through acquisitions.

Rum from these pot stills is aged and blended to make the various Appleton rums. Although the stills are very similar the rums produced in these stills varies according to production schedules.

Depending on availability, rums from these stills is sold to other blenders who market rum under other labels.
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I just came back from Jamaica. Wray & Nephew have two distilleries, I only got to see the Appleton Estate Distillery and saw the pot-stills shown above in Ed's photo. They also have column stills. The other distillery is in New Yarmouth where they distill the famous Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum. Not sure what stills they use there. We passed it on the way from Kingston to the Nassau Valley and the Appleton Estate. A beautiful location.
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