Edition Spirits Tasting Notes

Posted: August 19, 2016 in Nicaragua, Rum

Edition Spirits Kill Devil Nicaraguan Rum 1998(?) (17 year old) 59.5%

Unspecified Distillery

Code: RUM0031/ Dist: 1998(?) Btl: 2015(?)/ Tasted: Aug 2016

A rich and whisky-like nose which displays and almost barley character. The alcohol is fairly intense but well integrated. Hints of wood smoke, herbs, earth and subtle dried fruit notes follow.

The palate displays that barley-like character found on the nose along with hints of dried fruit and herbs. Intensely alcoholic but the molasses, coffee and treacle balance. Lovely tongue tingling spicy finish with some grain whisky-like dried fruit and coconutty oak coming through on the finish.

With water the aromas are softer but still earthy and whisky-like. A touch of burnt coffee grains and burnt wood appears now. The palate is very earthy now with more woody, coffee’d tannins and an almost malty edge. Again it finishes with the grain whisky-like dried fruit. A really unique rum that thinks it’s a malt whisky and finishes like a grain whisky!

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