When rum is left to age in barrels after the distillation process, a portion evaporates. That portion is known as “Angel’s Share.” As it sounds, the portion given to the angels above.
Wray & Nephew recently introduced a new 50 year old Appleton Estate Rum to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of Jamaican Independence. In 1962 there were 24 barrels of the rum. By 2012 when being bottled only 14 barrels remained! That is an Angels share of almost 50%.