Le Galion Grande Arome 58.32%

Source: Acquired in a trade. Stats: A Grande Aroma from Le Galion, Martinique’s only distillery still making molasses-based rhum. Bottled at 58.32% by Aficionados for Fine Drams in a run of 600 bottles, it clocks a whopping 481.7 g/hLAA esters. Nose: Off the bat, heavy dose of nail polish remover. Varnish. Paint thinner. Some underlyingContinue reading “Le Galion Grande Arome 58.32%”

XXX/Four South Pacific (Fiji) 15 Year Old 2004 – 66.8%

Source: Acquired in a trade. Stats: Hailing from the South Pacific Distillery in Fiji, this molasses-based, pot distilled rum was aged in the Philippines from 2004 to 2016 and then shipped to England and finished in an American oak cask for 4 more years. Bottled at 66.8% ABV this rum yielded 214 bottles and isContinue reading “XXX/Four South Pacific (Fiji) 15 Year Old 2004 – 66.8%”

New Yarmouth NYE/HM – Aficionados 69%

Source: Acquired in a trade. Stats: New Yarmouth is a distillery in Jamaica dating back to the early 1700s. It’s famously the source for Wray & Nephew Overproof, the best selling rum in Jamaica. NYE/HM is the marque given to their rums in the 500 -700 g/hLAA ester range. This expression delivers 585.5 g/hLAA esters.Continue reading “New Yarmouth NYE/HM – Aficionados 69%”

XXX/Six Mauritius 9 Year Old 2010 – 67.2%

Source: Acquired in a trade. Stats: Agricole style rum distilled in Mauritius (Indian Ocean island nation) on a column still using cane juice. It was aged in oak casks in Mauritius from 2010 to 2018, then shipped to England where it spent ~2 more years in an ex-Bourbon cask, yielding 260 bottles at 67.2% ABVContinue reading “XXX/Six Mauritius 9 Year Old 2010 – 67.2%”