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Old 05-09-2008, 12:47 PM   #71
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The wooden stills are made of local hard wood.
How are the wooden stills heated? Do you use a double boiler system? Or internal steam coils? I can't see flame applied to the outside.
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:51 PM   #72
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Are you perhaps refering to the King of Diamonds bottle?
yes, it is the former king of diamonds.... is that a different blend then the new shaped bottle, or same blend, just diff bottle?
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:42 PM   #73
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Thank you again for all this incredible info!
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:00 PM   #74
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I have noticed that there are 2 different ED 12 bottle out there a tall, more traditional one, and a shorter, squatter one similar to your others - is there any difference in the blends, or did you just change bottles?

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It is just the packaging that is different. Initially we had the King of Diamond 12 years old. After the 15 years old was launched and it took the world by storm we decided to make the range hence repackaging the 12 years to extend the range of premium products, then cam the 21 and then 25.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:05 PM   #75
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How are the wooden stills heated? Do you use a double boiler system? Or internal steam coils? I can't see flame applied to the outside.
By direct steam injection through spargers.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:23 PM   #76
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By direct steam injection through spargers.
For those not familiar with the term "sparger", This would indicate a series of elongated metal tubes with small holes along the length which dispense the steam to heat the liquid to be distilled.
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Old 05-09-2008, 03:32 PM   #77
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For those not familiar with the term "sparger", This would indicate a series of elongated metal tubes with small holes along the length which dispense the steam to heat the liquid to be distilled.
Correct. Thanks Rum Runner.
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We are the only distillery in the world that has maintained quality and tradition, that is identical marks and original stills - wooden stills. This is what has made our rums so distinct as compared to others.
How old are the original wooden stills and how do you maintain them?
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For those not familiar with the term "sparger", This would indicate a series of elongated metal tubes with small holes along the length which dispense the steam to heat the liquid to be distilled.
That's a gold star moment Rum Runner. Straight to the top of the class
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