Twelve Guyana Jamaica is an original blend of 4 casks, one from Guyana ( Diamond distillery) and 3 from Jamaica ( Monymusk, Worthy Park and Hampden distilleries).
The rums are 7-8 years old, and the bottling is done "brut de fût", in Aubrac, by the Twelve distillery.
Nico's tasting note
On the nose, the sweet tartness of Jamaican rums marks its territory. Here we are in a world of full-bodied and fragrant English rum, where very ripe exotic fruits reign supreme. Some oxidised and roasted nuts provide the backdrop, so the nut offers a nice relief and density.
With aeration, the fruity, tropical, solvent-soaked air disappears and much deeper, more mellow notes of prunes and nuts emerge. This is Guyana talking now, reminding us of the great days of British navy rums.
The palate is powerful, punchy, but also offers a certain fatness that immediately reassures. It oscillates between the acidity of the big Jamaican rums swollen with dunder, and the rough and powdery texture of the old Demerara. In any case, we are dealing with a beautiful concentration of fruit, enclosed in a well toasted cask, whose wood transpires maple syrup, cooked sugar and soy sauce.
On the finish, the well-smoked molasses rolls over the nut, until it completely coats it.
"The two rums blended here were made to get along, and will still find beautiful combinations to make in cocktails..."
One of the most interesting rums I have ever tasted.
A nice bit of Guyana more than on the Jamaican but a very nice blend.
Excellent value for money
NIckel ... high-end for a price that is not
I have already tasted this rum as a sample, which made me want to buy it. It's a killer, like all the other products from this bottler.