Scotland's No 1 Dark Rum and the best selling Demerara rum in the world, O.V.D. was originally imported from Guyana in 1838 by George Morton, a Dundee based brandy and whisky bottler and blender - since recognised as Scotland's leading rum specialist.
Today the George Morton Company is a subsidiary of William Grant & Sons Ltd.
O.V.D. is made from the finest Demerara Sugar, produced from the finest sugarcane, the sweetest in the Caribbean, grown on the banks of the famous Demerara River in Guyana.
Morton created Old Vatted Demerara rum especially for the Scottish palate:-
OLD, because it has been imported to Scotland since 1838 and is aged longer than most rums to obtain a mellow, rich and spicy taste.
VATTED, because specially imported, top quality rums from Guyana are vatted or blended carefully to a consistent style which is smooth, rounded and full-bodied.
DEMERARA, because it is made from the very best sugar cane stock and comes from the country in which the Dutch established the colony of Demerara. The rums from this region are renowned for being dark and aromatic and for their richness of flavour. OVD is often described as "pure Caribbean".
The image is one of colour and character, and like the Caribbean people, it is big hearted, friendly and a great mixer. OVD can be drunk neat, on the rocks or with a mixer drink. Drink it with Ginger, Cola or fresh orange juice. Also popular with Peppermint Cordial or blackcurrant.
Slightly sweeter than most dark rums, OVD has a distinctive oaky aroma that comes from the blending of some of the finest Demurer rums that have matured in oak. OVD is creamy rum, with complex toffee flavours, rich and fruity on the palate and with a mellow finish.