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Mhoba Select Reserve Glass Cask, a pure South African cane juice rum, has been aged for over two years in glass jars.
The distillery has previously cut and heated staves (*) of American white oak with charcoal. These staves were placed in the "dames-jeannes" in order to transmit their tannins to the rum.
(*) staves are bent and worked wooden planks that are joined together to form a barrel.
Nico's tasting notes
The nose seems quite light at first. Some floral notes (geranium) take flight at first, with copper and very ripe and full-bodied fruits. The greediness will arrive with a sort of banana cake, brioche and a hint of resin. It's amazing how this profile is reminiscent of some Jamaican rums, notably Worthy Park.
The aeration leaves much more room for the wood, and it does not hesitate to show us its lovely concentration. It is dry and toasted, but this does not prevent it from sending out a tense vanilla, coconut and, above all, a lot of spices such as cinnamon and cardamom.
On the palate, the rum is taut and rather dry. Exotic fruits mingle with copper and spices with a nice vivacity. The white and raw wood is soaked with a round and delicate cane juice, which brings us back to the simple and natural cane brandy.
The finish returns to banana and brioche character, with yeast and mellow pine wood.
"An unexpected profile for a pure cane juice rum. It is truly approaching a Jamaican Worthy Park style..."