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Tasty, but not quite great
A puzzling rum to be sure, grassy, vegetal and slightly herbal. It's got a special funk to it that I really like. Not really a sipper as it isn't that refined but it adds tons of character to cocktails and not just a ti punch or daiquiri - although it really shines in those too.
Visited Stockholm’s greatest Rum bar, Cane Rum Society, that’s only one year old. It’s said that they have around 1500 different bottles.
My second test was this Agricole Blanc.
In nose it’s fruity, grassy and spicy.
On the palate it’s the same and I can recognize banana, citrus, ginger, nutmeg and sugar cane flavors
The rather long finish goes in the same direction.
Overall a very smooth Agricole Blanc, not very demanding. Maybe a good entry to the world of Agricole Blanc.
Picture: My poured glass and the bottle at the bar.
Made multiple cocktails with this rum/rhum and i have to say that i quite like this rum.
made an ti punch and a planteur with this.
Rhum JM 160e anniversaire edition 50%
Smells like tequila. Taste is slightly sweet, very grassy, faint hint of vanilla, black pepper/ tobacco spiciness. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Tastes a little like a good blanco tequila. Leaves a bit of burn in the lips, the way a moldy spicy pepper would. Not painful, but just enough to remind you it is there. I’ll have to try a Tiki-rita with it sometime.
Fresh cane aroma, accompanied by the typical grassiness. Hides the proof well. On the palate we get some bitterness (almost sour) followed by cane juice sweetness and peppercorns. Mouthfeel is very round and full, but not oily. Finish is spicy and dry but smooth.
Very nice, if standard, Blanc Agricole.
Un rhum au feeling très "pickles" (un peu à la Clairin ou une cachaça) très végétal, et "crade", qui évoque l'eau-de-vie de gentiane par moments. Réservé aux amateurs avertis (ceux qui aiment l'agricole dans son versant le plus rustique).
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