At the origin of Compagnie des Indes Oktoberum, there are several Jamaican rums of at least 5 years of age.
The blend is then matured in three different types of casks: first in casks that have contained Macvin and Vin Jaune for five years, then in casks that have contained whisky for seven years, and finally in casks that have contained beer for three years.
Laurent's tasting note
Its colour is golden and slightly cloudy.
On the nose, even away from the glass, one can recognize the Jamaican origins of this rum, no doubt. Pear, honey and another aroma that I can't identify are mixed with the "mimeo" notes, which probably comes from the very particular type of cask used for this ageing. The whole is original.
On the palate, it is not without a certain liveliness, brought about by the 46% alcohol content. We find Jamaica, but also an empyreumatic side. Here again, new and difficult to identify aromas are present.
The finish, which is very long, is marked by this warm, almost burnt impression. One wonders whether the beer (which the cask contained) is not the primary cause of these unknown aromas.
"A curiosity! This rum has a unique profile due to the fact that it is aged in barrels that have contained several other alcohols (including beer)."
Won to be known, quality product
Very fast delivery to U.K. Came free with a bottle of rum. Haven't tasted as this is a 21st birthday present for my son.
Good rum, mignonette that I had as a gift taste of exotic fruits at the end of the mouth.
Never disappointed with the Compagnie des Indes!
A bottle with an unknown and very surprising taste!