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Velier Royal Navy Tiger Shark 100 Proof Rum (700ml)

Caribbean,
$299. 00 Bottle
$3588.00 Dozen
ABV: 57.18%
Tasting note: [15ml sample] This is the second edition of Tiger Shark, a blend of Worthy Park and Demerara Distillers Pot Still rums aged entirely in the tropics. The nose is wonderfully estery with heady scents of banana fritter, dates, mango chutney and milk chocolate developing over drier notes of cigar box and cedar. Astringent and woody on entry then gently bittersweet: Plantain, molasses and raw sugar flavours flood the mouth with a warm rush of alcohol. Well balanced uncut, the finish is fruity, woody, resiny and sustained over several minutes. A very impressive assemblage from Luca Gargano. 57.18% Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... I like the presentation and it does look quite Naval and official. Even if it isn’t. As with all Velier releases there are no additives. All the rums have been aged in ex-bourbon barrels.... All in all this is a really excellent rum. One which will please Navy Rum fans and connoiseurs of Worthy Park and DDL as well. A really well balanced and well put together blend of aged rums. It’s heavy but not overly so and has enough sweetness and lighter elements to make this work really, really well. It’s still available so I would strongly recommend picking up a bottle. I prefer it over last years release. Last years release was a heavy on the Caroni as this is the Worthy Park. I feel this is a much better balanced rum. It suits my palate more as it is sweeter. Note we are aren’t talking sweet as in dosage – this rum as the front label attests is “Sugar Free”. Great stuff...
4.5 stars - thefatrumpirate.com