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Recommendable to most
Had a chance to sample this excellent Bajan offering from RL Seale, who should be appointed President of Rum or something. King, maybe. Anyway, this is a masterful blend of column and pot still rums which result in a superbly smooth and full-bodied drink which has a little funk and spice in the finish. It is not sweet, so if you're a fan of sugared rums you'll hate this. I love it straight up. Very tasty indeed.
On the complex nose i pick up notes of molasses, chocolate, orange, vanilla, coffee, oak and banana. It open's up real nicely after breathing for a while. On the medium bodied, oily palette I find rounded oak, juicy orange and baking spices. It's refined quality rum, but with a little bite at the same time. The balance is just spot on. The finish is medium long with nice, slightly dry and warming tingles, perhaps imparted by the last 4 years of maturation spent in former Jack Daniel's barrel's. Simply one of my favorite rums. Foursquare know's their stuff.
I quite complex rum that tastes vanilla and chocolate but also a little bit spicy. There’s quite lot of pricewhorty rums from Barbados, and this is one of them.
Picture: My Bajan shelf.
This is not the overproof version but a lighter at 43%. The rum has matured for 12 years in oak barrels. Nosing reveals sweet flavors of mainly vanilla, molasse, raisins and milk chocolate and these notes also dominate the palate (with some added wood) and finish. The rum has a very good complexity and presence especially during the long finish. Nice rum especially if you are looking for a sweet rum.
I wrote a rather scathing review of this Rum a few days ago. I have since changed my mind, either the Rum has changed, or my taste buds have.
The first couple of drinks I was really put off by a strong alcohol afterburn, despite the lovely initial taste. This appears to have either mellowed in a short period of time, or my taste buds have got used to it.
I,m still a bit confused about it though, but in a good way, The initial tastes are fruity, sweet and interesting, then after the swallow, there is a very noticeable bitter taste and strong alcohol burn, then it levels out again .. LOL ... weird and wonderful.
A very pleasant surprise. I hadn't heard of this before, and by chance ordered a bottle along with some regular favourites. It turned out to be a very nice rum, recommended!
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