Veritas White Blended Barbados Rum (700ml)
A collaborative spirit, blending traditional Coffey column still and two year old pot still rums from Foursquare (Barbados) with unaged rum from a double retort pot still from Hampden in Jamaica. The significant pot still component combined with a high ABV makes for a robust, aromatic style that's one of the most assertive in its category. Perfect for all manner of cocktails, Drinks Master, Simon Difford, claims its grassy, cream-of-soda and pineapple notes particularly shine in Daquiris. Veritas means 'truth' in Latin. 47% Alc./Vol.
Other reviews... A white blend of ex-column Foursquare and Hampden (ex-pot still, obviously) poured into an old Chartreuse V.E.P. look-alike bottle. A tribute, I suppose. Let’s see if we find some wormwood, or artemisia in there… Colour: extremely pale white wine. Nose: the Jamaican seems to be having the upper hand, as we’re finding obvious notes of new wellies, Ardbeg (yep), some burnt sugar, and some kind of sweeter olive brine. Some shoe polish and burnt sugar too. Mouth: lemons, limoncello and lemon marmalade at first (nope that’s not kind of the same thing), then fresh ginger and pepper. It’s very spicy, much spicier than spiced rum, which is usually very sweet (don’t ask, the world of rum is full of contradictions). What’s troubling is that I’m also finding notes of aniseed-led herbal liqueur that, indeed, may hint at Chartreuse, but I’m sure that’s just my mind playing tricks on me. Finish: rather long, appropriately roughish, and pretty sweet, if not a tad sugary, quite curiously. But after all, Chartreuse is sweet too. Comments: in rum as well, veritas veritatis et omnia veritas (way too easy, S.) 85 points - whiskyfun.com
5 stars - diffordsguide.com