50th Anniversary Rum
Speciality Drinks T/A Elixir Distillers
Country: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica
Price per bottle: GB£39.95
Availability: Travel Retail
Peter Holland – 9.7
Nose: Rich molasses, dried dates, a touch of orange peel, cinnamon, and ginger, with a heavy rum note of tarmac and diesel engine.
Palate: Brightens with a burst of summer and tropical fruits. Pineapple, banana, ripe apple, pear and a touch of orange citrus. Lovely sweetness to it.
Finish: Rich and warming with a tiny touch of caramel bitterness. Demands a second sip.
Comments: A fabulous blend – the distinctly unique points of origin come together well. Bravo.
David T. Smith – 8.0
Nose: Rich and luxurious treacle and toffee, combined with a sappy cedar woodiness and refreshing aromas of lemon sherbet.
Palate: Warming with an initial sweetness that quickly progresses to a dry, more mature character with a slight dark chocolate bitterness.
Finish: Lingering pepper with menthol notes of cubeb that tingle on the tongue.
Comments: An impressive spirit with an unusual character and good alcohol integration too.