Archive for the ‘Unspecified/ Blended Rum’ Category

Edition Spirits Deluxe Overproof 4 year old Blended Rum 57%

Code: RUM0090/ Tasted: Dec 2017

The nose is rich, dark and treacly with burnt , raisinated fruit and hints of lighter dried apricot, banana, and pineapple along with cumin, coriander and cinnamon. Lovely depth with late herbal, earthy and walnutty notes.

Full and treacly with, like the nose some balancing, lighter dried fruit and citrus. Molasses, vanilla and rich dried fruit come through on the middle along with some edgy herbal, medicinal and mentholated spirit notes. Long and a little dry with dusty, spicy tannins and lingering sub-agricole-esque mentholated notes.

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Hurricane Rum 44.4%

Tasted: Oct 2014

Nose: Quite intense and earthy with plenty of column still character. Hints of sweet pineapple, toasted banana and sultana follows with a fresh almost saline like note developing and giving the aromas a pleasant fresh edge.

Palate: Soft and relatively straightforward. Crisp dried fruit with a touch of toasted coconut and banana. Pleasant building sweetness on the middle which is balanced by the alcohol.

Finish. Quite spicy with an alcohol hit.

Conclusion: I would assume that this is primarily 4 or 5 year old spirit given its straightforward demeanour.

Virgin Gorda Caribbean Rum 40%

Tasted: May 2012

Is a blend of American oak aged, pot still distilled spirits from Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica. The average age of the blend is around 7 years, with 20% being 8 year old Barbados spirit. Bottled for the Poshmakers Ltd. 

The nose is very oily and reminiscent of a Guyana rum. I would imagine this is due to the predominance of rum from the Caroni Distillery in Trinidad and the  Monymusk distillery inJamaicaas they have a tendency to produce that style of spirit. Plenty of oily dried fruit with a slight high toned nutty character and a supporting touch of spicy oak an coffee from the Foresquare distillery(?). 

The palate is dry and elegant. Again there is plenty of oily, dried fruit with a slight tropical note. Soft and gentle with a good length. The molasses sweetness comes through towards the end which balances the slight bittering oak on the finish.