Rivers Royal Granadian White 69 rum

Rivers Royal Granadian White 69

Grenada | Overproof | 69.0% ABV | Pot Still Distilled

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Kyyyyyy 🇺🇸 | 14 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Well, let's just say, don't try to mix it. Whatever you put with it will be overpowered by the Rivers. The distillery is a great tour, rum is pretty cheap ($10usd) for a handle, and that's basically where it ends. I have a feeling this will sit in my cabinet for quite a while.

Blacky 🇦🇹 | 85 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

We - Heli, Heinz and Erich were there in the Distillery, they have rum with 80% and 76% - toooo strong, if you drink to much, you get a donkey kick :-) but very interesting to see!

clochardo 🇧🇪 | 64 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Je suis étonné que Velier ne se soit pas encore attaqué à cette distillerie qui fait pour moi un des plus fabuleux pure single rum qui soit. Très terreux et animal au nez. On sent la canne fraiche et le cuir fraichement tanné rouler sur la langue et y rester indéfiniment. Le clairin passerait presque pour un lait fraise à coté!!! Très difficile à se procurer .

Louie (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 77 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

White with mix Knicks you in your back side type of you have way to many sipping if you want a early night

Taster 🇨🇭 | 127 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Visiting this destillery was a once in a lifetime experience 👌 The visit would easily get a 10/10.
The rum itself is really overproof, but still kind of smooth when sipping carefully 😉 Tastes just like fresh sugar cane juice on fire 🔥 real pirates stuff 🏴‍☠️

Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB) 🇸🇪 | 344 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Rivers Antoine was founded in 1785, and still produces the rum as they did then.
The cane is crushed in a mill driven by an ancient waterwheel.
It’s wild fermented without any temperature control. They use double retort copper stills also without any temperature control, heated by dried Bagasse.
Finally they take the distillate directly to a cooler, dilute the 69% version (the other one only for the local market is undiluted) and fill the bottles, so one can say that it’s bottled straight from the stills.
All this makes of course that the taste as well as the ABV differs from batch to batch.
They use primarily sugar cane syrup but also a small amount of added molasses for fermentation.
Some says it’s made from sugar cane juice and is an Agricole, but both those statements are completely wrong.
Btw, true Agricole can only be produced in the five French Overseas Departments and in Madeira.
In nose it’s funky and a little pungent. It’s very fruity and it’s possible to recognize Pineapple and Banana. There are also notes of brine.
In mouth and palate is the fruitiness of course there, but it’s also hot and spicy, briny, oily and grassy.
The rather long finish goes the same.
Overall it’s a funky rum rich on esters and congeners. It’s “dirty”, rustic, complex and powerful.
It’s probably not a rum for everyone, especially not for them not familiar with white overproof pot still rum.
I’ve seen that some professional rum bloggers say that it hasn’t any similarities with the Jamaican white overproofs, but I disagree I think that there’s clear similarities especially with Hampden’s Rum Fire.
Finally I got to say that I just love everything about and around it, I think it’s the best white rum I tasted so far.
Hopefully will my next vacation trip be a Caribbean cruise including Grenada so that I can visit this living museum, Rivers Antoine.
Pictures: My white rum shelf by moment & My opened bottle.

Kieron wood 🇬🇧 | 577 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Jamaican overproof with ripe bananas and oranges . Grass and watered down wray and nephew ...

Clean olives, grass notes and butterscotch. It seems to be in the middle of an overproof Jamaican and a Caribbean light rum ...

It has an amazing history with regards to trying to export the full proof product and this might be the difference the overproof lacking depth ...

Michal Micko 🇨🇿 | 562 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Aroma is nice, fruit and grass. Taste funky jamaica with grass and fruit, mixed with woody and smoky tones. Bit burning but not too much. Aftertaste is long again with some lightly smoked tones on palate. Friends of smoked tones can add 1 point 😉

ElPato 🇳🇴 | 38 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Smells of white pepper, fresh sugarcane, coconut with brown skin on it, a bit banana and orange. Quite viscous, nearly oily mouthfeel and the alcohol is only tickling underneath, hardly any burn. I never tasted a spirit this strong with such nicely integrated alcohol.
A bit roasted pineapple and sautéed plantains, leather and a hint of bitter almond. The aftertaste accentuates leather, and you could swear it has been barrel aged from time to time — several hours after drinking it. If it had just a bit more of green cane juice freshness, it would be the first 10 awarded by me (the juice have been reduced). Otherwise, it is the perfect middle point between rhum agricole and Haitian clairin, with none of the metallic or rubbery flavours that makes the white ones a bit challenging the first time.

Joola69 🇺🇸 | 2982 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Rum tasting in Lapland continued onwards with Rivers Antoine Royal Grenadian. Decent bottle and label design. Clear color. Hot at 144 proof but it's pure sugar cane. Solid Rhum Agricole for sure.

Brand Details

Name: White 69
Company: Rivers Royal Granadian
Type: Overproof
Distillation: Pot Still
ABV: 69.0%


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