Sunday afternoon and its a good day for having a go at a few rum samples I was fortunate to have been given. Mike is an all round top gent and an an experience rum drinker so who better to rum around with…
Matheusalem Gran Reserva
Sweet creamy toffee on the nose leading to a taste of vanilla pods, creamy toffee or maybe fudge. Nicely balanced between the warming alcohol and the sweet aftertaste.
Santiago de Cuba 12
Concentrated sugar syrup on the nose with a faint hint of over ripened bananas. Slightly spiky on the palate and not much sweetness to balance it. Vague taste of oranges. Feels quite raw and unbalanced.
El Ron Prohibido
Nose is very dark, vanilla raisins with natural brown sugar sweetness. Slight initial burn with a big mouthfeel. Strong Oloroso sherry feel to this one with some vanilla sweetness on the finish.