This rum had almost fallen "under the radar". However, something compelled us to come back to it, and it was with each tasting that it revealed its full potential.
So we decided to bottle it after a series of two brews so that it could give its best, but without reduction, of course.
It comes from Trinidad Distillers Ltd.
Distilled in columns, it aged in ex-bourbon oak barrels for 10 years in tropical Trinidad, then 8 years in the UK.
255 bottles were produced. Some of them are also available in our Brussels boutique.
You can also watch the video of the bear bar:
Florian's tasting notes
On the nose, it's open! Camphor and burnt caramel. Notes of roasting, vanilla nuts and tobacco share a beautiful aromatic balance.
Leave it to breathe for twenty minutes or so to allow it to offer a profusion of fruits, in this case blackcurrant, a blend of tropical fruits (mango and passion fruit); the rest is reminiscent of yellow nectarine.
The palate is a concentrate of red and tropical fruits. Mango/passion marmalade and orchard fruit intermingle. Good texture, pleasant and supple, followed by a more mature touch of camphor and menthol.
The very long finish is sustained by a minty, slightly tarry/smoky veil.
"An evolving rum that reveals multiple facets as it is tasted..."