Old Monk Supreme XXX Rum
This variant, Old Monk Supreme XXX Rum, has aged for at least 18 years which makes it an oldtimer even by Hors d’Age standards. Its grade of quality and taste …
A velvet-smooth dark rum with a hint of vanilla, it has an alcohol content of 40%. Honored the world over, Old Monk had been awarded gold medals at Monde World Selections since 1982. It’s a classic 7-year blended dark rum. With the first drop of Old Monk Rum, the sheer aroma of distilled cane sugar grown in lush green fields of India stirs up the age-old legend. Old Monk Rum is a form of the legendary ‘Som-ras’ of India’s centuries-old scriptures. A very handsomely presented, well-matured Indian rum from the Old Monk range, who do not advertise their brand – their reputation comes from word of mouth. This expression, on the older end of their range, comes in a bottle shaped like a monk! A great gift or collectible piece.
This Dark Rum has a Deep Brown color. It has a pleasantly sweet and sweet aroma with Woody shades. On the palate, Orange, Delicate vanilla, Smoky nuances, Some peppery spiciness, and Dark chocolate with a mild, long-lasting, and very well-balanced finish.
In 1855, an entrepreneurial Scotsman named Edward Abraham Dyer, father of Colonel Reginald Dyer set up a brewery in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh to cater to the British requirement for cheap beer. This brewery changed hands and became a distillery by the name of Mohan Meakin Pvt. Ltd.
Old Monk, reportedly a creation of Ved Rattan Mohan, former managing director of Mohan Meakin, was first introduced in India in the 1960s. Colonel Ved Mohan, brother of Kapil Mohan, had been inspired by the serene life of Benedictine monks and the drinks they brewed as they led their ascetic life in the mountains where they lived in content. And hence, the drink got its name. Before Old Monk, there was Hercules rum (still sold) that was distilled exclusively for the armed forces. Superior in taste and perhaps even in quality to Hercules (as loyalists believe), the brand soon became one of the leading dark rums in the world and perhaps the most popular IMFL (Indian-Made Foreign Liquor) brand in the country. The affordable pricing strategy has also worked in their favor.