This Beer Cask Finish from Plantation is a rum that originates from the island of Trinidad, located in the southeast of the West Indies.
It was distilled from molasses in a 4 column still at Trinidad Distillers Limited, after a 3 day fermentation.
This was followed by 10 years of ageing on the island in bourbon casks, before being repatriated to France for a year's maturation in Ferrand Cognac casks in the Château de Bonbonnet cellars. This 2009 vintage was then finished for a further 11 months in barrels that had previously contained Duvel. Duvel is a Belgian high fermentation lager, created in 1923.
This is a limited edition from the Single Cask Collection. Each bottle is numbered.
Nico's tasting notes
The nose is full of mellow yellow fruit, with a great delicacy and cereal accents that evoke a round and sweet rum. The abundant stone notes bring a particularly generous pastry side, supported by bitter almond.
With a little airing, a soft but roasted woodiness is revealed, as well as fuller-bodied spicy notes with slight tarry undertones. The fruitiness then resurfaces with an oily character reminiscent of orange peel.
On the palate, the greedy American oak quickly gives way to a great pastry delicacy. The raisins, prunes and almonds evoke a rich and creamy cake batter, generously sprinkled with rum.
On the finish, a hint of roasting spices up the palate a little.
"A very gourmet and pastry version of Trinidadian rums..."