Forgotten Casks Bottling Note
Sit down, gentle reader, and we shall tell you a tale. On the 2nd May 2007 a great fire ravaged St Lucia Distillers distillery, destroying much of the storage buildings. "Good heavens!" You might exclaim, and rightly so. The result of this was the distillers had to find new storage locations for their casks, in all manner of places. They forgot the location of some of the casks, only to find them recently, and it turned out the rum they found was sublime... From a PR standpoint, it was a piece of good fortune, very lucky indeed.
Nose: Spicy and intense with coffee beans and cocoa, maple spice and vanilla, a little potpourri and coffee beans.
Palate: Dark rich spices, apricot jam, golden syrup, toffee brittle, coffee and treacle.
Finish: Plum and raisin.
Forget a few more casks please!
This rum is superb. Very complex and demands your attention like a noisy child dressed in a duck suit and quacking around in your mouth. One minute it tastes like maple syrup pancakes and ice cream and the next minute POW an uppercut from your grandmother holding a pot of cloves. I could drink this all day, in fact yesterday I did.
12th September 2013