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Recommendable to most
To start out my bottle came from barrel 168 with a bottle number of 290. I haven't had a lot of experience with Agricole or single barrel rums but this is a really good rum. The nose is pleasing and the taste is caramel, oak flavors. This offering is not overly sweet but in the best way possible. If I had any critique on the rum I would like a lingering back end of the flavors experienced. that being said I really enjoyed this rum. Good Job Richland.
I find this one to be a favorite for me. So smooth and satisfying to the palate. Drink it with crushed ice for the best effect and it makes a great Dark and Stormy....but why mix it. Pricey but this is no swill. Great, tasty, and it goes down good!
Check the bottle. See if it looks a little thin. Ask for a sample. It ain’t rum or not like we get in Florida, Caribbean, Central or South America.
This little number was gifted to me. I was a little pessimistic at first not knowing anything about this bottle.
Over all it was spicy and had similar notes to a young Spayside whiskey.
Rum like tequila is what it is because of what it's distilled from. Unlike vodka, gin, scotch, whiskey all come from grain. Rum whether its made with cane juice or molasses it's still derived from sugar. For me this is what makes rum so special. Even though its all distilled sugar the spectrum of flavors is dramatically broad by way of techniques from the soil to the glass.
Richland is pretty unique in flavor. It's a wood rum so don't even bother if thats not your thing. There is a lot of clarity going on here. On the nose it's fresh cut white oak, leather and terpintine along with cooked sugar, vanilla and almonds. In the mouth there's a shocking sweetness but not the overly sugary kind. The almonds continue on the tongue, the type of almond flavor you get from cracked cherry pits. And oak. A lot of oak. It's as if you dipped an oak popsicle in maple syrup.
It's not cheap but it doesn't taste cheap. On the contrary it's exceedingly rich to the point that I was a bit fatigued towards the end of the second pour.
So what is rum? I would argue this is a truer rum than one thats been loaded with extra sugar like an El Dorado or the likes of. I'll take the influences of wood barrels any day over the influences of additives. And by the way it's not bourbon barrels Richland uses. They use virgin white oak. If you smell raw white oak you'll think bourbon, but its oak and bourbon doesn't have a monopoly on it.
I found this rum pretty good but sort of in the not so great in anything department. Let me be clear that this rum has high marks in every category and should never be turned away. If you have The chance get it, taste it, and enjoy. There is no overwhelming flavors or overwhelming distinctions. Yes it is very good, but not a 10.
Being a Georgia resident I always wanted to try it. Had a pour of it at my favorite restaurant. Its aged in bourbon barrels so guess what, It smelled and tasted like a slightly sweet bourbon. I have nothing against bourbon but I don't like my rum to taste like it.
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