N: Compared to Bimber’s rum & vodka, this has more going on from the off. It’s superbly clean yet reasonably complex though character-wise [on the nose at least], it’s not unlike many other spirits from the newest distilleries either side of the border. I also think it reminds me of Chalong Bay’s rum [WLP], but once I’ve compared it to their 100% sugarcane ‘Fine Spirit’, there’s little resemblance on the nose.
T: Oh, that’s very good and incredibly palatable neat. We start with understated copper tones that lead to a light citric [lemon=grapefruit] bitterness and an almost creamy mouthfeel,… There’s lots going on here with a wide spectrum of flora & fauna flavours.
F: Surprisingly sustaining with a mildly savoury sweet-to-bitter balance. I’m getting lavender, thyme, honeysuckle perhaps, many a complex lemon scented blend, a lemon-y [non-waxed] candle, Thai sweet basil [there’s the Chalong Bay likeness right there!],… soft & soggy white bread,….
C: I’m not surprised they bottle this as it’s very pleasing to drink. A score is even in order. Let’s see how it fairs in wood.