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Medine Distillery Tasting Notes

Posted: June 13, 2015 in Mauritia, Rum

Penny Blue Rum, Batch 2 43.2%

The Indian Ocean Company and Berry Bros. & Rudd

Selection of 22 casks – Ex-Bourbon, Cognac and Whisky/ Spirit aged between 5 – 11 years old.

Tasted: Oct 2014

Nose: A lovely, deep, slightly herbal and earthy nose, which displays an almost peated character. Beautiful aged rancio of dried prune, raisin, mature pineapple, nuts and a touch of granulated sugar. With time light agricole notes appear along with a touch of toasted toffee.

The palate opens with the lightly herbal dried apricot, sultana and banana. Slightly nutty with a subtle aged rancio. Gently spiced with a touch of vanilla.

Finish: Good length with lingering herbal notes and a lightly, mouth-wateringly mineral finish.

Conclusion: Superb nose. It feels like some aged spirit has been used here. Maybe the palate is not quite as complex as the nose but the finish is very good.