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Tasty, but not quite great
A strong gold colour. The first smell is quite strong of glue, later on a little bit sweeter, some molasses, light fruity.
At last also some vanilla.
A light touch of coffee, not sweet, light bitter. The finish is medium long and slightly sharp.
Beautifully full and sweet nose with a little vanilla and wood. I could smell this one all day. The taste is nicely complex, lots of different flavours, not too sweet. Has a nice little agricole feel to it, likely not something you want to try if you're new to rum. I wish it was a bit stronger, maybe 100 proof. A longer lasting taste with some of that burn might make it a 9 or a 10.
I was able to buy this when it had a good discount on it. I would pay that for it again, but not at the original price point. Good for a basic daiquiri.
This rum is right in my wheelhouse. Most of the flavours are dark and rich. It isn't sweetened and while it's only 40% abv, it doesn't feel weak or watery. It would be nice to try this at Cask Strength.
Nose: molasses, oak, roasted coffee beans, a faint hint of smoke
Palate: rich, brown sugar, raisins, figs, dark chocolate
Finish: medium length, toasted oak, espresso, raisins, caramel
The older brother of Chairman's Reserve Finest, nose is real beauty, sweet fruity tones, mixed with charred barrel, toffee and a waft of elderberry, on the palate there is oak, chocolate, spices, all deep and pleasant, with a bit of sweetness, but without added sugar. The aftertaste is long and spicy, turning towards bitter, with a bit of an pleasing alcohol prickle. The overall taste profile is smooth, almost oily, first glass from the bottle seems a bit one dimensional, but the taste develops nicely after a few glasses. My feeling is similar I get with Doorly's - this one is indeed a pleasing and honest rum without additives. Compared with Doorly's 8y - this one has a bit less elaborated nose (Doorly is exceptional indeed), has more heavy, spicy and round taste. Good job mister Chairman!
"The extra ageing has added an extra depth of flavour (if not smoothness) to the rum."
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