2006 The Colours of Rum WP 16 Year Old Edition No. 9 Cask Strength Jamaica Rum (700ml)
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2006 The Colours of Rum WP 16 Year Old Edition No. 9 Cask Strength Jamaica Rum (700ml)

$250. 00
$3000.00 Dozen
ABV: 59.3%

Worthy Park is another locally-owned distillery. While the estate dates to 1670, the current operation was built in 2005. Its single pot still makes a particularly recognisable Jamaican style that's found in many blends as well as the estate’s own brand. This is a classically fruity, funky, full-on WP with aromatics that follow through in a super tasty attack; Ripe papaya comes framed by bittersweet spices and there are touches of something citrussy, like lemon and lime chutney. The profile creeps up on you and gets bigger, richer and more intense. Aged for one year in the tropics, then continentally aged for fifteen years in an ex-rum cask, this is pretty much everything you'd expect from this make. 59.3% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered. 214 bottles. Tasted from a 20ml sample.

Other reviews... These fine people have just unloaded another incredible set of rums, all from the very best origins. Colour: gold. Nose: love this make, always loved this make which, despite some very heavy esters, is always displaying something better chiselled, pretty lacey. Excuse me but this is really responding to my favourite Alsatian rieslings, which are all stemming from the Riquewihr-Hunawihr-Ribeauvillé region. Some delicate petroly smells, crushed limestone and gypsum, some olive brine and oil 'of course', paraffin, paint, gherkins… Is this some Jurassic rum? With water: oh chalk, plaster, Barbour grease, shoe polish, washing powder, also maracuja and oranges… Mouth (neat): mango, honey and parsley, really? Water is needed… With water: unusually liquoricy and on aniseed, and rather sweeter than usual, at that. Still utterly wonderful, just a tad 'sweet' and pastissy (?) Finish: long, fresh, rather richer than other worthy ones at this point, but great. Honeyed aftertaste, with even mirabelles. Comments: nose and palate were not 100% aligned, but we're splitting hairs once more. Superb rum, no question. 89 points - whiskyfun.com