The Magnum Series brings together the great masters of photography with the great masters of rum. For this special series, Velier and La Maison du Whisky teamed up with renowned international photographic agency Magnum Photos. The first edition of the series pays tribute to Elliott Erwitt, who joined Magnum in 1953 and became its president for three terms in 1968. Each label features one of his iconic photographs. This set contains all four of the 0.7L bottles in the Magnum Series #1.
Foursquare 16 Years Old 0.7L Velier Magnum Series #1
Cask type: Bourbon & Sherry
This rum from the Foursquare distillery in Barbados was distilled in double retort stills in 2005 and aged for 16 years in the tropics in bourbon and sherry casks. It was bottled in 2021 at 61%. The label features a 1970 photograph by Elliott Erwitt, depicting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Hampden 5 Years Old 0.7L Magnum Series #1
Cask type: Bourbon
This pot still rum from Hampden in Jamaica was distilled in 2016 and aged in the tropics for 5 years, before being bottled in 2021 at 60%. The label features Erwitt’s 1954 photograph of Coney Island in New York.
Mountgay 14 Years Old 0.7L Magnum Series #1
Distillery: Mount Gay
This rum from the Mount Gay distillery in Barbados was triple distilled in a double retort pot still in 2007 and aged in the tropics for 14 years, before being bottled in 2021 at 60%. The label features a 1999 photograph taken at the Californian seaside resort of Pacific Palisades.
Saint James 15 Years Old 0.7L Magnum Series #1
Distillery: Saint James
This rhum agricole from the Saint James distillery in Martinique is a blend of two vintages, 2004 and 2006. The label features a 2005 photo that Erwitt took at a friend’s wedding in Rome.