Sovereign XO 22

22 Year Old Dark Guyana Rum
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the history of

Sovereign XO 22

Bombarda Rum's Sovereign XO 22 pays homage to the Royal Navy's HMS Sovereign of the Seas. A 17th century triple deck Man O War "First Rate" Ship Of the Line - Galleon. Known by most as the Golden Devil or by the Dutch as the Gilded Lion, she was the most extravagant and ornate ship ever constructed. She was masterfully adorned from stern to bow with gilded carvings in gold against a black background. HMS Sovereign was ordered in August 1634 on the personal initiative of King Charles I of England as a prestige project.

The decision provoked much opposition from the Brethren of Trinity House, who pointed out, "There is no port in the Kingdom that can harbor this ship. The Wild Sea must be her port, her anchors and cables her safety; if either fails, the ship must perish, the King loses his jewel, four or five hundred men must die, and perhaps some great and noble peer".

King Charles ordered 102 bronze cannons to ensure it was the most powerfully armed ship in the world. Sovereign of the Seas had 118 gun ports and only 102 guns. The Sovereign of the Seas carried 155.9 tons (141,430 kg) of guns – which did not include the weight of the gun carriages.

Each cannon was carved meticulously and featured a Tudor rose, a crown, and the motto: Carolvs Edgari sceptrvm aqvarum – "Charles has established Edgar's scepter of the waters" – engraved on them. What a beast she was. Victori Spolia!

Tasting Notes:

Sovereign XO 22 Dark Guyana Rum features an initial burst of golden sweetness and is gracefully accompanied by notes of marmalade, bitter orange peel, Demerara raisin, wood, and spice. With only 924 bottles to every come to market, Sovereign XO 22 is a treasured release never to be offered again! True to the Bombarda Rum Pledge, there are no added sugars, caramels, or artificial colorings.

Port Of Origins:
  • Guyana
History of Sovereign XO 22
First Rate “Ship of the” Line Release tropically aged in Armagnac & White Oak for 22 years.
ABV 43%
YEARS AGED 22 Years
SIZE 750ml
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Sovereign XO 2022

Bombarda' s Sovereign XO 22 Dark Guyana Rum is our second - "Ship of the Line" Small Batch release - Sovereign XO 22 was distilled in Demerara's Wooden Coffey Enmore Still.  After being barrel-aged and laid to rest for about 9 years in an ex-armagnac casks, the rum was then tropically aged for 12+ years in white oak barrels.  She's an exquisite premium dark rum fit for an admiral or for the collector and proudly presented in a stunning well defined gold cannon.

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ship of the line release

Our Ship Of the Line releases feature exquisite dark aged - single barrel rums and are offered only once a year. Each bottle is numbered and once they sell out, will never be offered again.

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Available August 25th, 2023

WE USE ONLY STATIC BLENDS

Bombarda avoids the Solera system! Brands using the Solera system cannot guarantee an age and many other Rum producers make inaccurate claims for ages on their labels. Not Bombarda!

Sovereign's Aging

Sovereign XO 2022 is a special blend of Rums aged 22 years.

Sovereign's Origins

Guyana

History Approved

Each of our products are named from cannon types over the ages.

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