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this is a nice introduction to Jamaican rums... had a taste at false idol, and it has the usual banana, spice and tobacco, but not as strong as younger ones, like doctor bird. it's more approachable for sure.
This is a nice bottle of lower proof, slightly hogo, unadulterated, Jamaican rum. I'd put the funk above any Appleton product but below or around some of the Plantation.
Good solid Jamaican flavor for sure.
Typical fruity Wedderburn style aroma, altered through long years of tropical aging. Nice and fruity, but you taste the aging, it's not like bold unaged funky Jamaican rum, it does have that certain extra that makes it more pastry-like, deep and complex. I must say it reminded me a lot of the Plantation Jamaica Vintage 2005 13 yo. rum. The flavour and aroma are very similar. Hence I'm rather surprised about the difference in their ratings on this site! Apparently the Plantation rum does have some added sugar, while this Mezan doesn't. But in the big scheme of things this is a small detail. It wasn't a striking difference to me. To me this great rum is the perfect choice for the Tiki cocktail classics Test Pilot and (with the addition of a nutty Spanish style Sherry cask aged rum) the Mai Tai.
EDIT: IIRC the Plantation 2005 Jamaican is even somewhat more intense in the nose.
This is very pale and initially the lack of sweetness brings the alcohol to the fore. But actually, on the palate, a more subtle fruitiness comes out, leaving an intriguing, lingering aftertaste. It doesn’t taste rich and deep, but it is light and has a fine top note.
Premier nez surprenant de poire, puis, on découvre un Rhum de mélasse très sec. Avec des notes de whisky, dues à la finition en fûts de bourbons. Pas mon style, j'avoue. D'où la note, malgré un rhum bien fait.
First note with pears, surprising. After : a dry taste, like a whisky, due to the bourbon cask finish I think. Not my personal taste, that's why only 6. But a good rhum for those who are looking for a non syrup rhum without added sugar.
A very lightly colored Jamaican. The nose is nice and inviting with lightly fermented notes of pineapple, prunes, banana peel and soaked raisins, but also a vinous character with spicy hints of cloves and nutmeg.
The taste has less sweet elements then I would have geussed from the nose but it’s still what i would describe as a well tempererede Jamaican with notes of walnuts, apple wax, leather and milds spices in the drying finish. I’m a little surprised at the delicacy of this rum, given it’s Jamaican. But that’s not a bad thing I geuss, unless your looking for an explosive ester adventure.
Delicious taste, not over sweet with a long drying finish.
Sehr weich, rund, feine würze, leichter Abgang, Alkohol gut eingebettet.
Cooler Geschmack, schöne helle Farbe, etwas zu viel Schärfe, aber fruchtig.
Meget lys i farven. Overdreven duft af fermenteret frugt, blandt andet banan. Man får lyst til at holde sig for næsen og frygter det er en ny White overproof. Smagen er heldigvis bedre. Utrolig tør, som desværre tager fokus. Eftersmagen er peber og måske en anelse banan. Tørheden ødelægger desværre oplevelsen, men den er heldigvis bedre end duften lægger op til. (6. December 2018 i MacY)
Trop léger. Peu concentré. Pas mauvais mais un peu cher. 40€.
This is a rum that any tequila or mezcal drinker will love. Peppery, pungent, citrusy, unsweetened, very light color. Fun!
I was very suprised with this one. Very nice pure exotic taste, that colour ect.
Light yet rough, very suprising.
Truly one of a kind rum that someday probably I will drink it again with pleasure. Pitty that is hard to buy in Poland.
Will I buy it someday? Probably, why not.
not a good rhum
nothing that makes me say WOW
I spent my money on something better
Very fruity smell and taste of banana, but not sweet, and a slight oaky essencence. All very subtle and very sympathetic to the overall taste of a rum that does not have a lot of additives. I like bananas and believe elegance often lies in simplicity. It this case it does show. One I'll definitely be looking out for in future again.
Not terribly harsh, but the sweetness is weird - almost glue like.
Wow, after leaving the rum just sitting in the glass for a short while the smell from this rum really hit home. As time wore on the aroma permeated into the air and I love it. I think I finally understand what people mean about the funk of Jamaican rum. Anyway, the taste...
My initial thoughts were that it was clean and I understand the references to tobacco and on the swallow banana but not in an overpowering way. I tried this with cola and a slice of lime, too much coke and the unique taste is drowned but just right and you have a premium mixer. However, for myself I will generally be treating this as a sipper. There’s some alcohol burn but it’s short and adds positively to the sip.
this has a strong nose, like unaged spirits over raw peeled bananas. but the taste is surprising. the rum has a strong approach when you first sip it. it gives a strong tingle and burn, like a good whiskey. the finish is very very light. often i fall for that "darker is better" with rums and then one like this comes along and I really like it. what a lovely surprise value bottle. this makes me want to try all the different mezan blends.
I love this rum. The color is light which worried me when I bought it. Then I opened the bottle. The aroma is delightful. Not a strong alcohol smell like most rums have. A fruit aroma. The legs are nice and long. Now to important stuff. Taste is great. Banana hit me first. Then I got that famous Jamaican funk taste. A bottle cost me $30. Overall a great rum. My favorite blended rum.
I didnt hear about this rum before I've seen it in the shop. It cost about 30$ so I decided to try. It tirned out very intresting rum with very unexpecting taste. It wasnt so heavy like classic jamaican rum but with its own "funk" taste. It excellent neat with no ice.
No gimmicks, no color, no sugar. Just a pure to form Jamaican rum with a bit of age. It has an interesting leathery quality to it, and I agree with the label there is a "tobacco" note in it, like aged pipe tobacco. Spicy, rich, and finishing dry. It would be wasteful to blend this in a cocktail, instead I prefer to sip it neat.
One of those rums that seems more like a whisky to me.
I find this more like a fine brandy than a rum it's fruity, floral and fresh. It's mezans way of untouched rum you can see that on the colour it's pale strawish with a grassy fresh aroma. But it mixes well with fruit juice rather than cola
Has the distinct Jamaican pungency, albeit very mildly. Its VERY delicate on the palate, which is a description I've almost never used for a Jamaican rum. Almost non-existent banana funk, very clean and slightly nutty mid-palate, and a mildly spicy finish. This is a good sipper, and has some potential for tiki / fruity drinks. Maybe with a good ginger beer too...
Its good and classy, no doubt, with a noticeable amount of rum oil... Its delicate nature caught me off guard, and as I cool down and sip slowly, I find more and more to appreciate.
The greatest disappointment with this rum is how very mild it is. When you spend a premium price, you want a rum with lots of flavor (especially Jamaican!). 45% abv or more would have really made this rum sing, and would have justified the price of $45.