Rum Nation

Rossi & Rossi s.r.l. ist ein italienisches Familienunternehmen, welches als unabhängiger Abfüller sowohl Rum, als auch Whisky anbietet. Das geschieht unter zwei Labeln:

  • Wilson & Morgan (Whisky)
  • Rum Nation (Rum)
Die Geschichte von Rossi & Rossi geht offiziell zurück bis ins Jahr 1946, als Mario Rossi, der Vater des heutigen Chairman Fabio Rossi, das Familienunternehmen Rossi & Rossi s.r.l. gründete. [1] Laut der History-Page von Wilson & Morgan handelte aber bereits Giuseppe Rossi, der Großvater von Fabio Rossi, in den 1920er Jahren in Venetien mit Wein. [2]
1992 begann man unter dem Label Wilson & Morgan Whisky abzufüllen [3] und ab 1999 wurde unter dem Label Rum Nation dann auch Rum abgefüllt [4], nachdem man ein Jahr zuvor begann, die ersten Fässer zu kaufen. [5] In dieser Zeit hatte man in Person von Silvano Samaroli prominente und vor allem kompetente Unterstützung. [6] Fabio Rossi selbst wiederum reiste für die Auswahl seiner Rums durch die Karibik, besuchte u.a. Martinique und Barbados, von wo später auch einige Rums abgefüllt wurden. [7]
Die beiden ersten Abfüllungen waren ein 24 Jahre alter Demerara Rum aus 1975 und ein 25 jähriger Jamaica Rum aus 1974. [8] Viele andere folgten bis heute und folgen auch weiterhin. Einen Namen machte sich das Label im Laufe der Jahre insbesondere durch die Jamaica Supreme Lord Serie und die länger gereiften Demerara Rum Abfüllungen. In den letzten Jahren gehörten die Rums der Rum Nation Serie zu den quantitativ und qualitativ stärksten Abfüllungen in der Rum Welt. Insbesondere durch die Entscheidung im Jahr 2016, Rum nun auch in Fassstärke abzufüllen (Supreme Lord VIII + Small Batch Rare Rums Serie), hat das Label noch einmal deutlich dazu gewonnen. 

Hier nun eine detaillierte Bestandsliste aller mir bekannten Abfüllungen unter dem Label Rum Nation (kein Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit):


Barbados:
- Rum Nation Barbados 8 YO (2000 - 2008), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Barbados 8 YO (2002 - 2010), 43% vol. 
- Rum Nation Barbados 10 YO (2001 - 2011), 43% vol
- Rum Nation Barbados 10 YO (2003 - 2014), 40% vol. (Release 2014)
- Rum Nation Barbados 12 YO (2001 - 2014), 40% vol. (Anniversary Edition)
- Rum Nation Barbados 13 YO (1995 - 2008), 43% vol. (Release 2008)
- Rum Nation Barbados XO 2016, 40% vol. (Anniversary Edition)


Demerara:
- Rum Nation Demerara 12 YO (1989 - 2001), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 12 YO (1990 - 2002), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 12 YO (1991 - 2003), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 12 YO (1992 - 2004), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 12 YO (1993 - 2005), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 12 YO (1994 - 2006), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 15 YO (1989 - 2004), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 15 YO (1990 - 2005), 43% vol. 
- Rum Nation Demerara 15 YO (1991 - 2006), 43% vol. 
- Rum Nation Demerara 15 YO (1992 - 2007), 43% vol. 
- Rum Nation Demerara 16 YO (1989 - 2005), 45% vol. (Privat)
- Rum Nation Demerara 18 YO (1981 - 2000), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 18 YO (1982 - 2000), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 21 YO (1980 - 2001), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 23 YO (1985 – 2008), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 23 YO (1989 – 2012), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 23 YO (1990 – 2014), 45% vol. 
- Rum Nation Demerara 23 YO (1990 – 2015), 45% vol. (Sherrywood Finish)
- Rum Nation Demerara 24 YO (1975 - 1999), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 25 YO (1975 - 2000), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 25 YO (1990 - 2015), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 26 YO (1974 - 2000), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 27 YO (1973 – 2000), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara 31 YO (1975 - 2007), 43%vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara Solera No. 14, 40% vol. (Release 2008)
- Rum Nation Demerara Solera No. 14, 40% vol. (Release 2010)
- Rum Nation Demerara Solera No. 14, 40% vol. (Release 2012)
- Rum Nation Demerara Solera No. 14, 40% vol. (Release 2014)
- Rum Nation Demerara Small Batch Rare Rums Diamond 11 YO (2005 - 2016), 58,6% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara Small Batch Rare Rums Enmore 14 YO (2002 - 2016), 56,8% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara Small Batch Rare Rums Enmore 19 YO (1997 - 2016), 58,7% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara Small Batch Rare Rums Port Mourant 17 YO (1999 - 2016), 57,4% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara Small Batch Rare Rums Port Mourant 18 YO (1998 - 2016), 57,8% vol.
- Rum Nation Demerara Small Batch Rare Rums Port Mourant 21 YO (1995 - 2016), 57,7% vol.


Guadeloupe
- Rum Nation Guadeloupe Blanc, 50% vol. (Release 2016)
- Rum Nation Guadeloupe Vieux , 40% vol. (Release 2016)


Guatemala 
- Rum Nation Guatemala XO 23 YO (1982 - 2005), 40% vol.
- Rum Nation Guatemala XO 23 YO (1984 - 2007), 40% vol.


Jamaica: 
- Rum Nation Jamaica 15 YO (1986 - 2002), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica 15 YO (1986 - 2002), 45% vol. (Jade Robusto Blend)
- Rum Nation Jamaica 18 YO, 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica 25 YO (1974 - 1999), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica 31 YO (1977 - 2008), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Pot Still 5 YO, 50% vol. (Release 2016)
- Rum Nation Jamaica Pot Still 8 YO, 50% vol. (Release 2015)
- Rum Nation Jamaica Small Batch Rare Rums Hampden 18 YO (1998 - 2016), 66,3% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Small Batch Rare Rums Hampden 24 YO (1992 - 2016), 61,6% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Small Batch Rare Rums Long Pond 30 YO (1977/1985/1986 - 2017), 48,7% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Small Batch Rare Rums Worthy Park 11 YO (2006 - 2017), 57% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord I 26 YO (1974 - 2000), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord II 26 YO (1977 - 2003), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord III 23 YO (1982 - 2005), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord IV 21 YO (1986 - 2007), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord V 25 YO (1985 - 2010), 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord VI 26 YO (1986 - 2012), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord VII 23 YO (1990 - 2013), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation Jamaica Supreme Lord VIII 25 YO (1991 - 2016), 55,7% vol. (Monymusk)
- Rum Nation Jamaica White Pot Still, 57% (Release 2014)


La Reunion:
- Rum Nation La Reunion Rhum Agricole 7 YO (2009 - 2016), 45% vol.
- Rum Nation La Reunion Small Batch Savanna 10 YO (2006 - 2016), 54,2 vol.
- Rum Nation La Reunion Small Batch Savanna 12 YO (2005 - 2017), 59,5 vol. 
- Rum Nation La Reunion Small Batch Savanna 15 YO (2002 - 2016), 52,8% vol.


Martinique:
- Rum Nation Martinique 12 YO (1993 - 2005), Anniversary, 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Martinique 12 YO (1994 - 2006), Anniversary, 43% vol.
- Rum Nation Martinique Hors d'Age, 43% vol. (Release 2004)
- Rum Nation Martinique Hors d'Age, 43% vol. (Release 2005)
- Rum Nation Martinique Hors d'Age, 43% vol. (Release 2006)
- Rum Nation Martinique Hors d'Age, 43% vol. (Release 2010)
- Rum Nation Martinique Hors d'Age, 43% vol. (Release 2013)


Nicaragua:
- Rum Nation Nicaragua 14 YO, 41% vol. (Release 2004)
- Rum Nation Nicaragua 15 YO (1989 - 2004), 43%vol.


Panama:
- Rum Nation Panama 10 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2015) (4500ml Fl.)
- Rum Nation Panama 10 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2016)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release < 2004)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release < 2004)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release < 2004)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2004)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2005)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2007)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2009)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2010)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2012)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2014)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO, 40% vol. (Release 2015)
- Rum Nation Panama 18 YO Solera (Release 2015)
- Rum Nation Panama 21 YO (1989 - 2010), 40% vol.
- Rum Nation Panama 21 YO (1993 - 2014), 40% vol.


Peru: 
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (1998 - 2006), 42% vol.
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (1999 - 2007), 42% vol.
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (2000 - 2008), 42% vol.
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (2003 - 2011), 42% vol.
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (2004 - 2012), 42% vol.
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (2006 - 2014), 42% vol.
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (2006 - 2014), 42% vol. (4500ml Fl.)
- Rum Nation Peruano 8 YO (2008 - 2016), 46,5% vol. (for Denmark #1)


Trinidad:
- Rum Nation Caroni 16 YO (1998 – 2014), 55% (1st Release)
- Rum Nation Caroni 16 YO (1998 – 2014), 55% (2nd Release)
- Rum Nation Caroni 16 YO (1999 – 2015), 55%
- Rum Nation Caroni 18 YO (1998 – 2016), 55%
- Rum Nation Trinidad 5 YO (2012 - 2017), 46% vol.


Venezuela:
- Rum Nation Venezuela 10 YO (1992 - 2003), 43% vol.


Quellenhinweise: 

[1] „Fondata nel 1946 come “Mario Rossi” la società, all'ingresso della terza generazione, è divenuta nel 1987 Rossi & Rossi.“ - paginegialle.it/rossierossi

[2] “The story of Wilson & Morgan is inseparably linked to the history of the Venetian family of the Rossis. In the 1920s, as Venice experienced the last afterglow of its former merchant empire, the wine and oil merchant Giuseppe Rossi, grandfather of today's chairman of Wilson & Morgan, Fabio Rossi, moved from Venice to the mainland and settled in Treviso, a picturesque and thriving town, half an hour from the ‘Laguna Venetia’ and, since old times, favoured as a summer resort by the Venetian nobility.” - wilsonandmorgan.com

[3] “Since 1992, the independent whisky-bottler Wilson & Morgan has offered a fine selection of rare Scotch malt whiskies to connoisseurs all over the world.” - wilsonandmorgan.com 

[4] "So I decided to gather a selection of the best rums from various countries under a new series, and in 1999 Rum Nation was born." - rumnation.com

[5] "In 1998, Rossi again followed his instinct and began to buy special selections of a spirit which for a long time was seen as “a commoners drink” – and which today is the latest trend in bars and restaurants from East to West. Rum has become a much-enjoyed alternative to whisky – and Rossi’s newly founded brand “Rum Nation” is a selection of some of the best of it." - wilsonandmorgan.com

[6] "Years later, having never forgotten those tastings, I asked Silvano Samaroli for advice. [...] Mr Samaroli patiently gave me some precious bits of advice, teaching me about the different rum styles and instructing me on how to make my first steps in this business. So I bought my first barrels and I bottled them." - rumnation.com

[7] "In search of this outstanding quality, Fabio Rossi travelled the Caribbean Islands such as Martinique and Barbados and talked to the locals and the local producers and finally cherry-picked the best and left the rest." - wilsonandmorgan.com

[8] "As a consequence of the barrels discovered in Scotland and Britain years before, I chose two ultra-aged rums from former British colonies. One was a vatting of two barrels of Jamaica 25yo (1974-1999 Cask N° 857+858) and the other a barrel of Demerara 24yo (1975-1999 Cask N° 4111)." - rumnation.com

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