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Compagnie des Indes West Indies 8-Year rum

Compagnie des Indes West Indies 8-Year

Caribbean | Aged

7.6/10
7 ratings
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Posted 2 months ago by Mr. Rumantic from Germany with 91 ratings

The Compagnie des Indes - West Indies is a blend of rums that come from Barbados, Guyana, Panama and the Dominican Republic and were stored together for 8 years in oak barrels. Without additives, it is bottled with 40% alcohol in the bottle typical for C.D.I..

The nose is dominated by sweet oak and vanilla notes. Everything is very balanced and harmonizes well. Barbados dominates here. Guyana resonates with a light chocolate note. On the palate, the rum is balanced again. Sweet caramel and ripe fruit notes are dominant. Honey comes along. The finish is light and becomes a little more spicy. A little liquorice resonates.

The rum is really good and I recommend it especially for beginners who want to try rum without additives. For me, the 40% are a little too weak and the whole thing a bit watery. But still a fine drop. You can't do much wrong here.

Der Compagnie des Indes - West Indies ist ein Blend aus Rums welche aus Barbados, Guyana, Panama und der Dominikanischen Republik kommen und dann gemeinsam 8 Jahre in Eichenfässern gelagert wurden. Ohne Zusatzstoffe wird er mit 40% Alkohol in die für C.D.I. typische Flasche abgefüllt.

Die Nase wird von süßen Eichen und Vanille Noten dominiert. Alles ist sehr ausgewogen und harmoniert gut. Barbados dominiert hier. Guyana schwingt mit einer leichten Schoko Note mit. Am Gaumen ist der Rum wieder ausgewogen. Süße Karamel und reife Frucht Noten sind dominant. Honig kommt dazu. Der Abgang ist leicht und wird etwas würziger. Ein wenig Lakritze schwingt mit.

Der Rum ist wirklich gut und ich empfehle ihn vor allem für Einsteiger welche Rum ohne Zusatzstoffe probieren möchten. Mir sind die 40% ein wenig zu schwach und das ganze etwas wässrig. Aber dennoch ein feiner Tropfen. Kann man nicht viel falsch machen.

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Posted 2 months ago by Rsvec from Austria with 80 ratings

Distict - ballanced - nice for the price. Will buy again

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Posted 3 months ago by PineWood from Belgium with 19 ratings

Light colour and dry - you can taste no additives were used. Interesting, balanced nose, good flavours, not offensive in any way and very drinkable at 40%. As others have said maybe a bit watery or toned down but I think it's a very nice entry-level rum and I think most people that don't look for sweetened rums will like it.

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Posted 10 months ago by JellyJortikka from Finland with 67 ratings

"West Indies 8 years, a blend without any additives – no added sugar, colorings or aromas and 100% 8 years old. Well rounded, delicate yet powerful, maintaining the signature natural elegance of Compagnie des Indes rums. Aged in American oak barrels, this West Indies blend brings together rums from Barbados for a hint of Pot still rums, Dominican Republic, Panama and British Guyana for the Column still"
40%abv

Nose: Quite sweet, caramel,peach vanilla, honey, star anise and wormwood
Palate: Nicely sweet for unsugared rum, honey, oak spice, nice pepperiness, peach that turns quickly into pleasant sourness like peach pit. Allspice and vanilla with bit star anise.
Finish: delicate and generously oaky with spiciness on the back palate.

Great blend, nicely sweet for unsugared rum, great flavors, bit on the delicate side but well executed.

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Posted 10 months ago by Cuvelierl from Belgium with 28 ratings

yellow gold colour, spicy nose and a great well rounded taste. with 40% alc. this rum is quite easy to drink and has a lovely lasting flavour when you sip it. loved this one on a hot summer night dreaming away to the Caribbean.

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Posted 1 year ago by tortemd from Germany with 66 ratings

Facettenreicher, nicht zu komplizierter Einsteigerrum.

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Posted 1 year ago by vomi1011 from Germany with 325 ratings

It's a natural rum for beginners. For conaisseurs it should be more intensive.
It's a Guyana, Panama, Domrep and Barbados blend. I'd prefer a 12 year version and more aromas from Barbados and Guyana.

The flavors are very bright and light. The combination of the flavors is not very interesting.
The taste is watery with vanilla, some tannins, citrus, pear and some apricot. The dilution is too high.
I would mix more Guyana PM inside and more Barbados rum to add orange flavors.
Because of the balance I would give 70 points.

Smell: vanilla, white oak, herbs, apricot, some citrus, wood
Taste: watery taste, slightly sweetness (not caramel), vanilla, some fruits (citrus, pear), grasy notes, tannins from the wood, some apricot
Finish: long spicy finish, warm burn, vanilla, pear, grasy notes

Sweetness: 1.5/5
Spice: 3.5/5
Fruit: 2/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Value (35€): 2/5