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Beautiful light straw color with very pronounced menthol and pepper notes. The apple is very present but in sweted version. The finish is warm on spicy notes of cinnamon with a delicate and moderately long finish.
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Having loved their Panama, was intrigued to try the Guyana too.
Very different (obviously, as comes from a different country, a different type of still, and a different age...), but pleasant nonetheless.
On first tasting, I was taken with it, mostly I think as it didn't taste anything like I expected it to. But I've grown to like it more over time. It has the funk of a pot still, with (as others note) a menthol/eucalyptus smell to it. Quite firey, and there's no age statement, it tastes fairly young but is still nice.
More for adding an interesting edge to a cocktail than sipping straight, but fairly priced, and as with all Mezan - untouched which is always to be applauded.
I have tried several Mezan rums, and usually they are rather good, but the Mezan Guyana 2002 edition is super dry, has a rubbery smell to it, has a very weird floral rubber taste to it finished with a strong burn. The menthol scent is clearly identifiable which is not present on the other Mezan rums I have tried in the past.