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Velier Skeldon SWR 1978 27yr 60,4%

RX867 Nearly perfect Column Still Rum 688 bottles Above 250€
“Legendary rum, complex and intense with a long, divine finish.”

The Skeldon 1978 is a legendary rum from Guyana, distilled at the Skeldon distillery and selected and bottled by Velier. Aged for 27 years, this limited release of only 688 bottles boasts an ABV of 60.4%. The aroma presents notes of barrel, glue, dark esters, and clove, while the flavor profile contains hints of barrel, roasted notes, licorice, tobacco, and chocolate. Users appreciate this rum for its complex and well-balanced character, with a long-lasting and intense finish. Though opinions vary, the Skeldon 1978 remains a highly sought-after rum that rum enthusiasts dream of tasting. Its intense and intricate profile makes it a truly remarkable experience.

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How does this rum taste?

A legendary Guyanese gem with a powerful punch, the SWR by Velier exudes robust notes of roasted wood, tobacco, and dark fruit. Complex and explosive, yet divisive: some find perfection, others a brilliantly intense experience not meant for daily sipping.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Barrel Glue Prunes Dark Espresso Toasted

Taste

Barrel Licorice Intense Chocolate Roasted Tobacco

Finish

Espresso Barrel Roasted Woody Chocolate Coffee

Community reviews

9.7/1035 ratings
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9.9/10

“Over the years that I have been passionate about this distillate I have always dreamed of tasting this legendary rum!And today I too can be part of those people who have had the privilege of doing so!I don't know if perfection exists but this rum definitely is!Really intense in flavors and smells!You can perceive everything sharply!The finish is endless!Chapeu!”

Aroma

OrangePeal Espresso Cocoa Prunes Burnt sugar

Taste

Intense Delicious Cocoa Coffee Licorice
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9.5/10

“Very complex, without becoming unbalanced at any point. Particularly impressive is the wood note, which gives the rum a noble depth, bordering on too bitter, but without overpowering the other notes. Heavy, dense consistency. Very nicely integrated alcohol. Only downer: tasted blind, it doesn't stand out enough in comparison to other Skeldons for me to go along with the perfect score. But does not change the outstanding quality.”

Aroma

Glue Oak Raisin Chocolate Tobacco

Taste

Coffee Chocolate Butterscotch Barrel Oak
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8.7/10

“An experience to have this drop in the glass. Dark, burnt, intense - a very own profile! For me, however, far from the perfect 100 points.”

Aroma

Barrel Dark Ester Clove Vanilla

Taste

Barrel Roasted Licorice Intense Papaya

What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX867
ABV
60,4%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
1978
Mark
SWR
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Coffey Still
Age
27 years
No. of bottles
688
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

23,399 €
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Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 18 bottles to their collections:

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About the Skeldon distillery

The Skeldon distillery is located in Guyana. Rums from Skeldon have been reviewed 517 times with an average of 8.9/10.


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