Sangster’s Old Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Liqueur

Liqueur, No Age Statement,
30% ABV, $20

While exploring liqueurs at a smaller store in Dallas, I happened upon this bottle of Blue Mountain Coffee Liqueur that I can find little information about.  Apparently, this was distilled at the World’s End Distillery in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica using a recipe developed by the owner, Dr. Ian Sangster.  There is also a 34 proof cream liqueur version, but this is a 60 proof coffee liqueur.  Based on my brief tasting, this is distinctly Jamaican in flavor as their style of rum comes through immediately.  The coffee flavor is not as dark as Starbucks Coffee Liqueur and more of a “bright” flavor akin to Kahlua; however, the coffee flavor is much richer than Kahlua and this liqueur has a distinct alcohol burn that belies the proof statement.  The gold seal on the lower left side is hard to read, but above and below it reads, “Bristol 1978” and “London 1976.”  My thinking is that this bottle is from the late 1970’s or early 1980’s and I feel fortunate to have found it.