Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Rum tasting in Minsk Belarus continued onwards with Jules Verne Rhum Agricole. Nice and unique old school bottle and label design. Mahogany color. Dry oakiness mixed with traditional grassy and floral notes to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end. Not a real Rhum Agricole, but not bad either.
This rhum agricole styled rum is produced in Paraguay and bottled with a nice design. Nosing reveals complex aroma of ripe fruits, dark cherries and burnt sugar. Palate starts with some initial spicy attack (which is not that strong at the second / third sip) before switching to a woody flavor and the aroma notes of the nosing. Finish is short to medium and at the very end some smoky notes appear. Have tried to find more information about this rum on the web page of the producer and what is unfortunately missing is any specific and clear reference to the age of the rum. Overall the rum producer appears to be relatively young and states that the rum is produced without sugar sweetening and other additives, which is very positive. So if taken for that I would assume that this rum has undergone some kind of wood infusion. According to producer web page the rum has matured in french oak. What is still questionable is the very dark color of the rum in spite of the statement regarding additives/coloring. Nevertheless a rum that can be used for pure sipping, especially if you like dry ruhm agricole.