RHUM

Australia, Molasses Rum – 57.18%, 50cl
Ex-Bourbon then French Oak Barrel
Limited Edition of 237 bottles
LMDW Exclusive

It might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of rum, but Australia has been producing this spirit for over 130 years! Located on the banks of Albert River, the Beenleigh Rum Distillery was given its distillation permit in 1884. It uses molasses from sugar cane grown and crushed in the region and, although it has since been modernised, has kept its copper pot stills. A double-distilled spirit aged in ex-bourbon casks caught the eye of the &Fine Spirits store. The team, who are passionate rum enthusiasts, chose an unusual single cask to join the 6, Carrefour de l’Odéon range.

Colour: burnished gold.

Description

the rich nose opens with notes of butter and apricot cake. Very quickly, very ripe exotic fruits (persimmon, mango) stand out and mix with clear vanilla aromas. Notes of pine, sap and freshly cut grass bring lots of originality.

powerful, fruity flavours quickly make way for a frank warmth that accompanies mineral and spicy notes, including vanilla, of course, as well as liquorice and white pepper. Despite its young age, the rum has a woodiness that manifests in a light bitterness, mandarine zest and roasted aromas.

long. Fruit reappears in caramelized form, before dried banana and cut herb flavours draw the tasting out for many long minutes.

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