COUNTRY/REGION: Jamaica/Lluidas Vale.
CATEGORY: Single Cask Rum.
DISTILLERY: WP Lluidas Vale.
BOTTLER: The Duchess.
DISTILLED: March 2006
BOTTLING: September 2018
AGE: 12 Year Old
CASK TYPE: Bourbon Cask.
CASK #: 4
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 268
ABV: 57.9% Vol.
MALTFASCINATION: A very heavy and feinty rum. There’s sweetness, there’s wood. There is engine oil and sugary biscuits. Tea, ferns, mold.
SIP: Very sharp, even as a second dram. Dry, woody, spicy. Some wet dirt, wood pulp and old, cracking leather.
SWALLOW: Candied lemon, cracking leather, cactus, oak. Lots of contrasting flavors. Fruit and spices, sweet and savory.
Well, this is something different. There’s mountains of flavor with a lot of feinty notes to it. You’d almost say it’s a bit too much, but it’s not. This is exactly what it needs to be and it’s the best rum I’ve tried in quite a while. Well, since last April at Cadenhead’s, but that was a while…