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Edwin Charley Virtue rum is part of the Appleton Estate's Proprietor’s Collection, which is a series of four rums with individually numbered hand-blown Venetian glass bottles.
The Virtue rum is aged 15 years in a single oak barrel and its bottle includes an engraving of a barrel to represent the last in four steps of producing rum - the aging process.
Obviously a display rum you keep on the bar for conversation. It's gorgeous. I found mine on one visit (and only one visit) to Grand Cayman. I nearly passed them up, imagining the beautiful bottles to just be a marketing ploy. But the $90 CI (maybe $110 US) proved well worth it for the quality inside. Smooth, but wakes up the whole tongue. Brown sugar primarily, crisp coffee-like (slightly bitter) long finish. Wish this wasn't so rare or I'd feel better about drinking it.
Expensive, but worth it. A friend in TCI recommended this and I'm glad I brought one back with me. Now, I wish I had the rest of the collection.
Holidays spent at Jamaica tasting Rum and taking it easy. Edwin Charley Virtue has one of the nicest high end bottle and label design. Golden color. Traditional dry oaky Appleton Estate driven flavors mixed with mild vanilla to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end.
Definitely one to buy for your collection with the neat, glass-blown barrel at the bottom. But the rum inside is also worthy of making it to the top shelf of your liquor cabinet even without that. Probably 8.5 instead of an 8.
Very nice rum with a nice bottle but.... please give me minimum of a fifth to drink. (not a full fifth bottle) that aside, very good sipping rum, one of Appleton's best rum. I love the way Appleton keeps bringing out great new rums.