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That's some good stuff
Cask 05 Bottle 71
A blend of Long Pond and Clarendon, bottled in 2020 with zero dosage. On the nose there is mild funk, then a fabulous mix of aromas including church incense, molasses, play dough, marzipan and ginger, all of which integrate beautifully with the refined oak. The palate starts with some sweetness which must be attributed to the Sauternes finishing given there is no added sugar. On a backbone of oak it then moves through flavours of black currant, dried cherry, and vanilla before exiting with a touch of sultana on the finish. This is great stuff!
Only mildly funky to the nose, less so than the other Long Pond/Clarendon concoctions from Plantation, and quite light in color, this Single Cask doesn't get remarkable until poured and splashed gently with water.
At that point, when sipped, this blend is velvety, soft, smooth, and pastry-like while remaining fairly dry. It's moderately complex, with light spice, sugar-coated fruit, and even some almond. For me, this demands a slow sip, retrohale, and gradual savor. It's a wonderful rum, and something rather special.
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