Stats: Blackadder independent bottling of a 15 year old Port Mourant, distilled at Diamond in 2003 and bottled in 2018 in Scotland. This presumably was fully continentally aged, producing only 232 bottles at 48.6% ABV with no additives. My first bottle was number 160. Second is 161. It was not chill filtered and there is tons of char resting in this. It’s like a snow globe if you shake it up.
Notation: What follows is the cumulation of notes from numerous sessions over the course of two bottles.
Nose: Brown sugar, rotting wood, wet grass, cedar, soursop, crayon, ocean mist, cinnamon. Very slightly “off” milk. Second bottle: Wonderful sweetness. Cotton candy, vanilla frosting, nutmeg, raison, wet forest, fresh cracked walnuts, a little pepper, the precipice of rank armpit, but in a pleasant way. This just gives and gives and gives….
Mouth: Musty cigar, worn leather, vanilla, tart lemon, bitter wood tannin, tar, “off” pineapple, a surprising burn in the chest considering the low-ish proof. This just lingers for. ev. er. Second bottle: super thick, oily, but more motor oily than like cooking/buttery oil. Tons of old wood. Lingering cigar. Surprising citrus notes. Soy sauce, beef broth, some salinity, light cardboard, melon.
Final Thoughts: Short and simple… This is one of the most flavorful, delicious rums I’ve ever tasted.
1 – I don’t want this in my mouth ever again
2 – Best used for mixing
3 – Decent sipper
4 – Very enjoyable
5 – I’m buying a back up bottle
Contemplating a third bottle.