G15.18 Rum, rum, rum, rum away


We were expecting something rather extreme given the rum cask, but instead we were greeted with a surprisingly gentle aroma of vanilla pods, sweet pipe tobacco, Frangelico liqueur, gorse flower, myrtle and coconut water with citrus peels. Reduction offered up barley sugars, tea tree oils, young sweet wines and pineapple cubes. Some mentholated esters finally betrayed the rum influence. The palate started out with creme de menthe, coffee liqueur and wee notes of bourbon biscuit and chocolate hobnob. Water added white chocoalte, rose petals, mossy tree bark and custard tart. A wee zing of lime juice in the finish. Matured for 11 years in a bourbon barrel before transfer to a refill Trinidad rum barrel.

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