That Boutique-y Rum Company O Reizinho 3 Year Old Batch 1 Cask Strength Rum (500ml)
Another rum oddity: made from sugar cane juice, produced on a single pot still rather than a column at Madeira's 'O Reizinho' distillery (meaning “The Little King”). No surprise then that ex-Madeira wine casks were employed for its maturation. Little known outside of Madeira, reportedly, Portuguese Rhum Agricole or 'Agricola da Madeira' is on the rise. Boutique-y's batch 1 is composed of 1936 bottles at 52.6% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... From what I’ve been able to find O Reizinho cask their rum at a very low 50% abv and the rum increases in abv with aging due to the water loss over time – this is all to do with climate, where a lot of spirits lose water and alcohol as they mature but some locations cause water loss at a greater rate thereby increasing the abv of the spirit. Also, such a low abv will give an increase in the water soluble components in the cask such as sugars and any residual wine that’s imparted into the cask so a 3 year maturation may seem short but the result could be interesting....This is hilarious stuff, I’ve never had a rum with this profile before and it really took some getting used to indeed. Once you’re in the zone with it though then things are really enjoyable. Sure, I certainly wouldn’t give a glass of this to someone and be all “This is what rum is like”, but I’d give them a glass of it and be all “Hey, look what rum can be like”. - rumtastic.com