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Now this is some good stuff
I definitely agree with another reviewer's opinion on the "minty" aroma. That really is something - very unusual and quite pleasant.
Excellent flavor and persistence - oily, nutty, and quite refined even for such a young age (and very well behaved at such a strength). I detect the cooling quality from the mint on the finish which is very peculiar... Here we see the high proof supporting a rather subtle balance of flavors and aromas, rather than a beast like we might expect from a Jamaican. Best to have it sipped, and enjoyed over the course of several hours.
Bought a bottle of Habitation Velier Foursquare 2013 while vacationing in Martinique. Very nice and high end packaging, bottle and label design. Golden color. Traditional Bajan flavors are complemented with spices, pepper and plenty of oak to the nose and palate. Strong and dry burn at the end.
Not as harsh as you would expect at 64° in alcohol. Great spicy taste. Complex body and smooth super long aftertaste
64% ABV. Aged for 2 years in the tropics. A rare 100 pot-still from FS.
Very hot, very dry, and very nutty. Almond butter? Kinda bitter. Herbal, like Chartreuse? Not at all what I was expecting for a 2yo rum. Very impressive. Medium-short finish.
I'd LOVE to try this in a Mai Tai if it weren't so dear 😬 But mostly this is a good one to sip on and concentrate as you tease out the flavors of a rare young bottling that has so much to say.
Bottelaar: Habitation Velier
Leeftijd: 2 jaar
Ongelooflijk smaakvolle rum die maar 2 is gerijpt op ex-cognac vaten. Gewoon puur te drinken ondanks hoge alcohol percentage.
Sur le papier on est sur du sans fautes : Foursquare & Luca Gargano, c'est comme un crossover de Star Wars et Star Trek mais au final on a quelque chose d'à la fois trop fort et à la fois trop léger. N'y allons pas par quatre chemin : je n'ai pas aimé et je m'en vais regarder un western spaghetti, un peu vieillot mais une valeur sure.
Light bronze color. The nose gives notes of exotic fruit with pineapple. There is also coconut, butter, vegetal notes and woody, cigar box. On the palate, it's very hot on spices. Pepper, nutmeg. The final is short on wood, leather, tobacco. Very nice rum.
"It’s a very rich, very flavourful rum. It has a really nice smokey finish which definitely leaves you wanting more."
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