Compagnie des Indes Jamaïque 5 ans Navy Strength is one of the blends from the brand created by Florent Beuchet: bottled at 57°, this rum is made without any added sugar.
It is also an expression of the island's terroir, thanks to the bottler's selection of distilleries.
Navy strength" spirits, all 57°, were used as a daily ration by Her Majesty's sailors. This high alcohol content ensured that the gunpowder aboard ships remained combustible even when poured over.
This rum is also an expression of the island's terroir, thanks to the selection of distilleries made by the bottler.
This traditional rum won the gold medal in its category at the 2015 Paris Rum Fest.
Nico's tasting notes
As with the smaller versions of this same rum, the banana dominates the nose. It's sometimes dried, sometimes cooked; we can also imagine its skin abandoned and blackened. The nose is greedy, and we can't wait to chew this rum. This heavy profile gains even more mellowness with a brioche well inflated by yeast. A cup of tea smokes next to this brioche, with a little marzipan in the cup.
With a little aeration, the rum reveals a softer character. The banana fades a little to make way for coconut and dried orange zest. It's still pastry, but the atmosphere is less heavy, more spicy and chocolaty. Exotic fruits rush in, blowing away the freshness of pineapple and mango. After a little rest, the thickness of the first nose returns, balanced by a herbaceous, resinous accent.
On the palate, the rum is lively and "in-your-face", both smoky and metallic. The storm has deposited a lovely dried banana flavor on the taste buds. The resin is still there, sticking and numbing the tongue. The finish oscillates between baker's yeast and a fresh, herbal tea bag.
To conclude the tasting, we have a fruit cake and marzipan competing for a full finish.
"This blend, which brings together several facets of Jamaica, is as gourmand as it is powerful, simply delicious..."