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Recommendable to most
Resplendent with the aromas of tropical fruit, filled with the flavors of fresh peach pie, green peppers and baking spices. Wow. Smooth, very tasty, close to perfection. Alas, the finish disappears a bit too quickly. Still, it's a solid choice.
It's a Long Pond with the typical Wedderburn aroma profile, apparently mostly aged in a European climate, hence only gently altered by the long ageing. I smell lots of pineapple. What makes it stand out against other Wedderburn Jamaicans IMHO is the perfection in the aroma and flavour, there's nothing that I dislike about it. It's similar to the Mezan Jamaican XO, but slightly better.
Typical aromas from Long Pond (olive brine, slightly acid fruity ester, tar...) but at only 40% it cools the things down. A bit disapointing at first if you are into cask-strengh high ester Jamaicans, but on the other side it reveals all the aromas a more subtle way and it is interesting. All in all I appreciated this one very very much. Very well balanced, a good way do discover Jamaican rums. I still think it could have been a killer at, say, 43-45% abv.
Grassy, spicy, Jamaican rum. Smoother than some comparable rums, but less complex. Relatively easy to sip on, but not inspiring. Maybe worth a try, but I wouldn’t buy a bottle
Quite a mild, earthy scent. A definite hogo, but all very well behaved. This struck me as very odd, coming from a distillery like longpond... must have been a more mild pot distillate. After the first sip, there is a mild punch of spicy hogo, though everything is rather delicate, and quite oily. There is a level of mild charm to this rum, and you really have to sip slowly to detect the fruity and nutty notes.
I was originally disappointed with this rum, but it has grown on me. The oiliness is really something to be savored, even though in terms of esters, this is nowhere near some of the big blockbuster Jamaicans. I would have loved if this was a bit higher in proof... for $65, I still feel I spent more than I should have.
Mezan Jamaica Long Pond 2000 bottling is the last drink for tonight. Bottle looks decent, pretty basic label, very light and pale color, strong banana and glue smell and taste. Very offputting combination in my books.
Very lightly cokoured with an interesting nose, a little woody with a touch of varnish. First tastes rather puts me down, too sweet like fake/cheap candy with a long oily aftertaste resembling oliveoil like some others earlier mentioned.
Not what i expected and not in the for me preferred pallet.
Still it was an interesting experience.
Yes, this one is rum. In local shop was a sale and I was wondering which of MEZAN rums I am going to buy. Finally I chose Jamaica 2000 according to reviews I read. After I opened the bottle I was really surprised. The aroma was kind different - no heavy flavors - it smelled more like whisky. After my first taste came the full spectrum of flavors. Wow. What the ... is this. Rum, whisky? No alcohol feeling, pure smoothness. I am writing this after one shot and my tongue is waiting for another round. Lets go. Maybe I am just so excited but actually, this is my top rated rum and I think it will stay for a while.
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