Cadenheads Green Label 12 Year Old Australian Rum (700ml)
Tasting note: You might think Cadenhead's experience in the rum trade is fairly recent, but they've actually been bottling rums almost as long as whisky - since the early 1900s when they were based in their original location in Aberdeen. They continue to source rums from around the world, gathering them in Campbeltown to be further matured. This one's from an undisclosed Australian distillery. It presents a soft nose of dried apricots and figs plus hints of raw sugar and allspice and is well balanced with flavours of dark chocolate and dates, followed by a brief surge of fairy-floss-vanilla sweetness. The aftertaste suggests dried mango, light molasses and lingers with low-key spices. Kind of similar to a young, fruity cognac. Our bet is it's Beenleigh rather than Bundy. 46% Alc./vol. Non chill filtered.
Notes from Cadenhead's... Nose: Apricots, cinnamon, freshly baked gingerbread. Flavour: Praline, dried figs, chocolate orange. Finish: Nectarines, hoisin sauce, cured ham.