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This is one of Plantation's zero added sugar (dosage), limited release rums. Pure pot still, open fermentation, it's pretty low on the esters at about 100g/hectolitre. Aged 13 years in Jamaica in bourbon barrels, then 2 years in France in ex cognac casks. Bottled at 48.4%.
Smell is something I haven't come across before. It's soft, an amalgam of overripe fruit, garden shed petrochemicals and a very subtle funk. Considering the alcohol percentage, it's very restrained yet gives its age away.
Taste initially is soft, balanced. All the flavours smelled, there in the taste, with just a touch of sweetness coming through. Then the alcohol slowly arrives and the taste deepens, the wood starts to come through, as it evolves into an incredibly long dry finish, the funk finally beginning to come up with just enough underlying sweetness to give it balance.
This is much more understated than Hampden, and really shows Clarendon's own distinctive style of rum. There really aren't that many pure pot still rums out there, and for a rum this age, this is a bargain.
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