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That's some good stuff
Färgen på denna är något mörkare än de andra två. Mörkare med en röd ton. Doften på denna är också annorlunda än den första. Jag känner torkad frukt, något stickig men behaglig sherry, efter en stund i glaset känner jag även nötter. Smaken känner jag nötter, vanilj och fatig
relativt torr sherry. Ek. Bäst av de tre helt klart, denna får ett betyg mellan 7 och 8.
I am a Papas buff, have removed several bottles existence from planet Earth. Picked up a bottle of the Sherry Cask in hopes of some new deliciousness........... and in a blind taste test between the original Papas, the Papas whiskey finish and the Sherry Finish $49.00 the previous two beat the daylights out of it. Not impressed still good but just not great.
Having enjoyed Marquesa blend last week I was expecting something quite special. Instead I found this blend to be similar to the original with a slight hint of the finishing cask. Not enough difference to mask the sweet caramel flavor of the 24 dark that I am not a fan of.
I typically like sherry/wine cask finished rum, e.g., Foursquare Empery, The real McCoy Madeira cask etc. I chose this bottle over their standard offering on account of that, however this bottle is wrong in so many ways.
The nose is wonderful. Strong brown sugar, molasses and sherry notes, that lead you to believe this will make a great dessert sipper.
On the palate is where it falls apart. The initial impression is what I expected from the nose, but immediately following that, there is an insipid sour/bitterness that belies it’s aroma.
The finish is more of the sour/bitterness with a hint of fruit and a decent burn, especially for 43.5% ABV, but that fruit does nothing to help the overall impression of the bitterness. To be fair, it’s not bitter per se, but the hint of bitterness leaves me flat.
My first (and only) Impression is that this is a jumble of flavors that clash with each other instead of melding together to give the best possible impression.
Based on the sweetness and mouth feel, I’m guessing there’s some additives, but they aren’t offensive.
Recommendation: if you’re looking to try Pilar rum, maybe start with their other bottles first. Also, this is listed as a 24 year in the description, but the bottle clearly states on the back that the 24 is because this is their 24th recipe. FYI
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