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Castries, SAINT LUCIA$115.00 Bottle
St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies is a small rum distillery situated in the scenically beautiful and agriculturally rich valley of Roseau on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. A passionate team of distillers and blenders work together to produce a range of over 25 rum and rum-related products, many of which have won honours at international competitions.
- ABV 40%
A 100% column distilled spirit , this is matured in American oak casks (x Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace) and blended from material aged 10-12 years. Named after Lord George Rodney, the man responsible for vanquishing the French fleet at the battle of Saints on April the 12th 1782 .Tasting note: Bright copper colour gleams in the glass. Some minor sediment evident. Evokes aromas of café-crème, molasses-drizzled pancakes, dried mango, cinnamon and vanilla. Silky and graceful on the palate; a delicious harmony of honey and grated chocolate flavours delivered with a flourish of cinnamon warmth. Finishes gently spicy, vanilla-heavy yet not overly sweet. Classic lighter bodied rum for easy drinking and all-purpose mixing. 40% Alc./Vol.
Aged for a minimum of 12 years and distilled, blended and bottled on the Estate since 1749, Appleton 12 is generally considered a classic expression of the rum-maker's art.
- ABV 43%
Tasting note: Beaming bright bronze copper colour. Issues powerful aromas of spiced apple, lean molasses and buttered fruit toast. Air contact adds banana confectionary, rancio and nutty, grilled corn-like notes. Ideal sweet/dry balance with the spicy, fruity, brown sugar flavours countered by hints of banana cake and fine tuned astringency. Fades with walnut fudge, oaky vanilla and understated molasses at the last. Remains a clinic on poise in the mid-tier rum category. 43% Alc./Vol.Other reviews.... The first nosing passes find tight notes of molasses and walnut; aeration time releases bigger scents of nutmeg and spiced apple. The palate entry is wonderfully warm and spicy; at midpalate the taste turns cocoa- and vanilla-like, creamy and honeyed. Concludes creamy and delicious. 98 points - www.wineenthusiast.com "Complexity, finesse and power are apt words to describe this excellent aged Jamaican rum. The colour of this aged rum is exceptional. It has an amber hue with a reddish tone that is very lively, and it gives a greenish tint around the rim of the glass that confirms the long ageing in oak casks. This aged rum's wooded smell and taste are perfectly balanced. The aroma is intense but delicate and complex with a predominantly spicy bouquet mixed with nuts, nutmeg and a hint of orange peel. Its powerful flavour has a harmonious, mellow alcohol taste with good length and complexity." - Alain Belanger - Meilleur Sommelier Du Canada 1997.
Classic Cocktail: The Knickerbocker45 ml Appleton 12 Year Old Rum
This cocktail was adapted from Jerry Thomas's How to Mix Drinks, or The Bon Vivant's Companion (1862).
10 ml Curacao Dry Orange
10 ml Framboise (Raspberry) Liqueur
20 ml Lemon Juice
1 Lemon Wedge
Method: Assemble all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, squeeze the lemon wedge and drop it in, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Note: This can also be serve over crushed ice with berries as a garnish. Variation: When raspberries are in season, omit the raspberry syrup and muddle 6 to 8 raspberries with the lemon juice and curacao in the bottom of the mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice.
Appleton Estate is the oldest and perhaps most famous of all of Jamaica's sugarcane estates. It is nestled in the fertile Nassau Valley on either side of the Black River in the Southwest of Jamaica. The origins of Appleton Estate date back to 1655 when the English captured Jamaica from the Spaniards. Frances Dickinson, whose grandsons Caleb and Ezekiel were the earliest known owners of the Appleton Estate, took part in that conquest of Jamaica, and it is believed that Appleton Estate was part of the land grant that Dickinson received as reward for his services. After many generations of ownership by the Dickinson family, the Appleton Estate was sold out of the family in 1845. From then on, it was owned by a procession of prominent Jamaican families, each of whom helped to increase the size and potential of the Appleton Estate by purchasing additional acreage of land planted with sugarcane. During these years, the Appleton Estate was producing several different pot still rums, and it began to gain a reputation as a reliable source for quality rum, a reputation that continues to this day. Bottlings include Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, Coruba Jamaica Rum, Appleton Special Jamaica Rum and the prestigious portfolio of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums: V/X, Extra and 21 Year Old. Appleton Estate Rums are still produced on the Estate, which encompasses over 11,000 acres of sugarcane as well as a sugarcane refinery and distillery. No tasting notes available.
- ABV 40%
Louisiana, UNITED STATES$99.99 Bottle
Originally only available at the distillery, this limited run was matured in rye barrels for two and a half years for a more spicy, dry and complex flavour. Notes from the producer... NOSE: Hints of smoked oak with bursts of pepper and tropical fruits. PROFILE. Complex palate of spice, oak, honey, pineapple and creamy banana. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
Louisiana, UNITED STATES$79.99 Bottle
Bayou hails from Louisiana in the USA where they've been producing copper pot distilled rums since 2013. 'Select' is a blend aged up to three years in x bourbon barrels, made from a signature ‘sugarhouse’ recipe (unrefined Louisiana sugarcane and molasses). As a result, in some markets, like the EU, this can't actually be classified as as a rum. Other reviews… Copper color. Fruity aromas of Jamaican sweet plantains, coconut cooking oil, luxury cigarette shop, and chocolate fudge with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long caramelized mango, leather strap, cigarillo, and dried pineapple and vanilla finish. Delicious and elegant flavors and a lingering finish make this a natural choice for stirred rum cocktails. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
Gold Medal, Exceptional 92 points - tastings.com CATEGORY WINNER World Rum Awards 2016
Tasting note: A rum from Australia's oldest registered and operating distillery, established in 1884, blended in x-brandy vats followed by a period in x-bourbon barrels. Polished copper with gold ochre edges. Soft aromas of molasses, breakfast fruit toast and dried coconut with vanilla bean emphasised in later passes. Creamy entry leads into a rich, silky, vanilla, creme caramel, maple syrup delivery with hints of banana confectionary and dates in the aftertaste. A flavoursome dessert styled rum with length and body. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
Bristol Spirits Limited specialise in seeking out small parcels of Caribbean's finest rums including single barrels, single estate or even a single still to show rum in its true unblended form. Ageing takes place at the distillery and/or in the UK. Minimum filtration allows the natural characteristics of each rum to shine. Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2011, the Caroni Estate Distillery (est. 1918), closed in 2003 and is now sadly, demolished. It was built on the site of an old sugar factory and for a period supplied rums to the British Navy. At the time, there were some eight to ten other sugar factories operating, each producing different types (and qualities) of rums, bought up by merchants and sold to rum shops all over the island. Extremely limited stocks. 43% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 43%
Bundaberg, Queensland, AUSTRALIA$39.99 Bottle
- ABV 37%
Using the ingenuity that Aussies are famous for, the Bundaberg distilling team have created an incredibly smooth rum, using a unique red gum filtration process. The rum goes through a similar double distillation and aging process as standard Bundy UP, but then goes through three separate filtration processes which create an incredibly smooth profile. This process removes some of the stronger flavour compounds which exist in the regular Bundaberg UP, and allows some of the more subtle flavours to shine through. 37% Alc./Vol.
Tasting note: Polished mahogany colour offering aromas of sarsaparilla, dried raisin cake, chary oak and molasses. A silky, light to medium bodied style with dryish flavours of nutmeg, ginger beer and dried molasses followed by a tannic finish and fleeting notes of burnt raisin toast and molasses repeating in the aftertaste. Predictable rum with a slightly deadpan delivery. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
An indie release that rum purists will be pleased to get their hands on is this exceptionally old Enmore. Distilled in 1990 and bottled in 2017 as part of Cadenhead’s 175th Anniversary celebrations, it was limited to one bottle per customer at Cadenhead's stores in the UK, so as you'd expect, there's very little to go around for Australian rum lovers. As an original distillery bottling it's quite collectable. The 'MEV' marque stands for 'Main Enmore Versailles'. According to one source, "Many of the 1990 Enmores wear this mark, which suggests that the Main Rum Company probably imported or bought a lot of rum at that time." As the marque suggests, this was distilled using the Versailles Single Wooden Pot Still, located at the Enmore Distillery at the time of distillation in 1990 (the still was moved to the Uitvlugt Distillery in 1995 and subsequently to the Diamond Distillery in 1999). The rum was shipped to Europe for maturation by Cadenheads. Very limited stocks. 57.2% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.
- ABV 57.2%