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The Appleton Estate, officially founded in 1749, was born in the oldest sugar cane plantation in Jamaica, although the legend tells that the plantation where it stands, was officially planted by Sir Francis Dickenson, English soldier born in "Appleton", a small town in present-day Oxfordshire, Great Britain, which took part in the invasion of the continent almost a hundred years earlier, in 1655. Situated in the heart of the country, in the lush Nassau Valley and crossed by the Black River, since 1916 is owned by Wray & Nephew. Since 2012, is controlled by the global giant of beverage industry, the Italian Davide Campari-Milano, better known as the Campari Group. The Appleton Hearts Collection is a world premiere: they are the first 3 single marks rum 100% pot still and vintage, in the history of the distillery, selected by Luca Gargano and the legendary Master Blender of Appleton Estate, Joy Spence, the first woman to play this role in the entire distillate industry, since 1997.
Velier was founded by the Chaix family in Genova in 1947 as a small traditional company specialised in the importation and distribution of wines, champagnes and spirits. In 1983, a young Luca Gargano, former brand ambassador for Saint James at that time, acquired shares in Velier. Under his influence the company began spacialising in the importation of outstanding spirits exclusively destinated to the Italian market. By the early 90s Luca heard about a legendary stock of Saint James rum dating back probably to 1885 and bottled in 1952. After a complex negotiation, he finally managed to acquire the entire stock. This was only the first of a list of legendary selections to come in the following years.
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