Published by Worthy Park ago
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Not surprised, this is good! Classic Jamaica, fruity, dried banana and high esters. Aftertaste is long and deep. What’s not to like!
This has got everything. Great nose. First sip is very balanced. Flavors of vanilla, cane, oak with faint notes of caramel and spice. Beautiful smooth bite. Everything in balance. Fills the mouth, coats the pallet. Chewy, sumptuous. Now the complexity hits. There are coffee and banana notes back there. This culminates with a long smooth finish. VERY special rum.
Got an opportunity to buy this at the black friday sale for 76€.
Here we have the oldest self-bottling from WP with 12 years and 56% strength. It's a WPL or maybe a blend of WPL and WPM, bottled in 2006.
Smell: It starts out rich and a bit hot with orange zest, mandarins, wood varnish and deep caramel sweetness. The smell is balanced, there is wood with leather notes that gives it more complexity. The WP bananas play a subordinate role here, but they are still clearly noticeable in combination with the wood. The aroma is typically reminiscent of dried banana chips. However, I wouldn't say they dominate the scent. I still notice raisins and other dried fruit, possibly dates. A very nice smell, nothing more needs to be said about it.
Taste: Woody, at the same time sweet start with notes of caramel and orange zest. The bananas are of course also at the start. It seems very floral, becomes sharp and dry in the mouth. I perceive the orange zest more intensely and bright wood notes with vanilla, some tannins rise with a slight bitterness. With a longer dwell time, dark barrel notes develop (old damp wood and some earthy aromas). After a while, the spiciness subsides and he goes more gently with the wood, banana chips, vanilla and some tannins.
Aftertaste: light oak, banana, floral notes
A great worthy park and also from own distillery bottling. Very fruity and still demanding for the purists. I would rate it with 89 points.
Overall rating: 89 points
Fruit: 3.5 / 5
Spice: 3.5 / 5
Value (109 €): 3.5 / 5 -> black friday sale (80€): 4/5
Experience level: professional
It is the next level of Jamaican rum - all the flavors and aromas of a worthy park rum are easily identifiable in this rum. It is a no-brainer: if you find it, but it!!! And thank me later 👍🏽
Already aroma is typical Jamaica - full of esters. First taste is full, sweet, woody and again esters. Strong but not burning as you would expect from 56%. What I love is aftertaste - very long (few minutes) and full of many layers, dominating by pleasant fruits taste.
Tonight’s Rum, Worthy Park Single Estate 2006. Oh boy! I tell ya, I’m eager to taste this one! I bought my bottle from a store in Calgary, but need help from friends to deliver it to me here in BC. Let’s get to it!
The nose is bold, very rum like and that’s from a couple feet away; I have not sniffed yet. When I do, there’s an unexpected sharpness. It’s almost medicinal with orange as the strongest undercurrent, old banana comes next. There is a spice in there too but I’m having a hard time picking it out. Maybe white pepper and nutmeg.
On the lips, it bites, then the sugars come out. Essence of burn caramel springs out. The mouth feel of this rum is not what I expected. It’s silky and sharp at the same time and comes across like the over-proof spirit it is. Based on that, this is not a rum for a novice rum drinker. I find the flavours hit you like a cement truck, hard and fast. In the mouth I find dry sugarcane, burn orange, sour pineapple, almond as the primary flavour components. I would say it resembles an agricole rum; odd for a Jamaican pot still rum. Once you get past the heat, that combination is quite tasty. In the throat it keeps up a dryness, sharpness and the heat is strong.
The finish is long lasting, slightly bitter orange peel with a lingering heat left behind on the tongue.
Newbie rum drinkers would rate this rum low because of the heat and dryness. I give it an 8/10. I had hoped for more from this rum, but must admit that the 8 is because I appreciate the flavour. My 378th rum of my 500 Rum Goal. Thanks Ann for smuggling this one across the border!
This WPSE2006 absolutely fits for purpose from my point of view. This has it all until I'm surprised how smoothly balanced this action is with 56% voltages. Great when you smell it. First I licked the drop sideways and I say it will be sweet but, the sip is very balanced. The taste of vanilla, cane, oak with faint tones of caramel and spices. Actually smooth caress. Everything in balance. He fills his mouth, paints the palate. Superb luxury.
Finally, light coffee with a banana note.
Today I have it for the first time, but in my modest collection it already occupies its place and I will return to it, I definitely recommend 🥃
Complex, balanced, with exotic nuances but firmly anchored to the Jamaican tradition. Welcome Worthy park!
Classic worthy park nose with solid funk that is not overdone taste has molasses rum qualities mixed in which makes this super appealing and mainstream enough for my non-agricole drinking friends. Finish is smooth and only slight burn even though its 50%abv
Published by Worthy Park ago
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