That Boutique-y Rum Company Diamond Distillery (Port Mourant) 9 Year Old Batch 1 Cask Strength Rum (500ml)
A molasses based rum with a great big personality: fiery, full and flavoursome. The Port Mourant still, was (unsurprisingly) at the Port Mourant estate which was established in 1732. The process of nationalisation of the sugar industry lead to a centralisation of the various stills located around the country. First it was transferred to Uitvlugt, then in 2000 to its current home at Diamond Distillery along with all the other heritage stills and a modern multi-column set up (hence the transport-themed label). Single cask examples are generally the reserve of independents. In this very limited Boutique-y bottling, those sweet tarmac and burnt rubber notes have been nicely balanced against time in oak. 55.9% Alc./Vol.
Notes from the bottlers... Nose: Soft vanilla and ripe banana lead among plenty of winter spice and salinity. Charred oak adds a defined and muscular backdrop, which a little milk chocolate rises through. Palate: A buttery mouthfeel sparkles with complex molasses spice and sweet red chilli heat. An earthy oak core reveals roasted fruit, more sea salt and sticky toffee. Finish: A little engine oil adds an interesting touch to a long finish.