Barrell Rum Batch 001
Full-flavored and seductive, this rum evokes the sun-drenched breeze traveling across recently rained on tropical forests. Dried lemongrass in hue with freshly dried hay across the surface. This flirtatious liquid begs to be sipped and savored with the heat present but not overpowering. The bourbon barrel finishing is complementary to the rum, adding a woody sweetness and a unique pungency.
PRESS FOR BATCH 001
Jamaican pot still rum
Distilled and aged in Jamaica
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
Aged for 7 years in previously used bourbon barrels
134.73 proof cask strength bottling
BEST OVER PROOF RUM at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2017
Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition - 2017
Finalist (96 Points) in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge - 2017
Appearance: Burnished copper in the glass, with tinges of deep brown and raw honey at the core. Shimmers skate across the surface with every swirl. The texture is multifaceted and glistening, lightly golden when held up to the light.
Nose: Vanilla and charred coconut carried by a warm and salty sea breeze. Caramelized plantains smothered in molasses. Undercurrents of fine tobacco and a beach campfire run beneath the surface of this enticing rum.
Palate: Wood smoke from exotic hardwoods, aguardiente, and nutmeg. Toasted hazelnuts, brown butter and freshly squeezed lime juice with dollops of cane sugar syrup flash across the tongue and then ebb away before the potent heat.
Finish: Simultaneous bursts of warmth on the lips, tongue, and in the throat. Tropical notes linger at the back of the throat while menthol effervesces off the lips. The depth of complexity astounds and sparkles.
With a few drops of spring water
Ripples of crushed candied ginger woven amongst a tangle of charred lemongrass stalks. Spicy earthiness and toasty puffs of Southeast Asian spices mingle with smoky sesame oil and lemon zest. The rum is transformed with the cool water, taking you to far away locales. Add a splash of tonic water and lime and you are carried along to sun drenched seas punctuated by salt-tinged trade winds.
Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow, The Cocktail Whisperer