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Recommendable to most
Just back from this years rumcruise at the Baltic Sea with Birka cruises. Decided already before I went on the cruise that I should buy me some bottles of Worthy Park. I really like that they now are on their own because I’m avoiding the independent bottlers.
This Worthy Park was one of the rums that was a part of Ian Burrell’s Master Class “Blindtest”.
The 45% gives it some sting in your nose, especially if you warm it up in your hand for a while. It’s really a great rum aged between 6 and 10 years that’s flavourful, quite smooth and very complex with a rather long afterburn. You can recognise chocolate, toffee, banana, notes from the bourbon Cask, spices etc.
Pictures: My Jamaican shelf & Rums included at Ian Burrell’s Blindtest.
Oak, banana and vanilla right up front. Also the fine strong bite. But is all in balance. It hits the pallet so smoothly revealing the molasses and some tobacco notes. Great body. It goes down as easy as water. So smooth with a very long lingering finish. Fine rum. Money well spent. This is what a Jamaican rum can and should be.
On the nose: shoe polish or a slight note of glue (after a few minutes it will be gone), lots of sweetness, pineapple, sugar cane, tobacco, especially yellow plum, baked banana with cinnamon, fermented tropical fruits, raisins.
On the palate: spicy, alcoholic hot, especially ginger, baked banana, nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: spicy with pepper, some cocoa chips, some alcoholic heat, some rubber and polish, ripe pineapple, dry.
With a little water: chocolate in the nose and on the palate. Great stuff!!
In der Nase: Schuhpolitur und leichte Klebstoffnote (nach ein paar Minuten verflogen), viel Süße, Ananas, Zuckerrohr, Tabak, vor allem gelbe Pflaume, gebackene Banane mit Zimt, vergorene tropische Früchte, Rosinen. Am Gaumen: würzig, alkoholisch scharf, vor allem Ingwer, gebackene Banane, Muskatnuss und Pfeffer. Im Abgang: würzig mit Pfeffer, etwas Kakaosplitter, etwas alkoholische Schärfe, etwas Gummi und Politur, reife Ananas, trocken. Mit etwas Wasser auch Schokolade in der Nase und am Gaumen. Wow, der rockt!!
Une joli couleur or leger.
Un nez légèrement caramel, et peu agressif.
Une bouche fruit confi et légèrement caramel.
Un final légèrement pivotant et plutôt long.
Une belle réussite.
Among the jamaican’s, worthy park has their own signatur funk, which seem’s more well behaved than some of the naughtier names, like Hampden. This doesn’t make it more or less appealing though. The nose is really aromatic and a little earthy with notes of banana, musty pineapple, milky tea, hints of rubber, varnish and sawdust. Given a little time, chared wooden notes also peaks out.
Given the potent nose, the taste is, a little surprisingly, somewhat light bodied but not without flavour. Tasty rubbery notes unfolds with an underlying banana sweetness, then rolling towards black tea and a bit of a spicy finish with pepper and ginger, ultimately giving way to the lingering pineapple sweetness.
It started out as a 7 for me, but as I’m getting to know this bottle, it’s closing in on an 8. The price is perhaps slightly to high, but it’s no biggie. Recommended and enjoyable bottle if you like Jamaican.
An interesting take on Jamaican Funk. Dry with the alcohol coming to the top on the nose and a little bit flat as a sipper though pleasant. Mixed very nicely in Coke, ginger ale and citrus; will probably be a great blender.
Tough decision on whether or not to keep in my bar; prefer it as a mixer and the price is higher like a sipper.
Bottled at 45% abv, this rum really showed me what Jamaican funk is all about - and I am aware it's not among the more funky out there!
Nose: Very strong aromas, at least in the nose it's very funky, dominated by banana, as is the signature for Worthy Park. The other notes, Jamaican-style, are acetone-like in nature: varnish, green tomatoes, pears, crisp olive oil, grass, definitely some brine... it really hits you directly with the surreal estery bouquet. It has very little to do with Bajan rums, much crisper, sharp, and is clearly funkier than Appleton Estate.
Taste: Floral, macerated fruit, tropical fruits, passionfruit, brine, high complexity, but simultaneously thin texture and mild body - might be interesting to try at cask strength, could the lower ABV be to blame? Definitely on the milder side, but still showcasing the esters. As I progressively accustom my palate to the Jamaican profile, it shows more of its deeper coffee notes, carob, almost bourbon, but nothing to do with the "brown" earthiness of Bajan rums.
I will revisit this rating as I go along.
Strong aromas, with molasses, tobacco, cocoa powder, toffee and a slight hint of vanilla. Would drink this on the beach of Jamaica rather than in a bar... :)
Smells like fr sh cut grass then the funk turns up . From start to finish this is a great exploration around Jamaican rum pure depth to flavour and palette
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