A small detour to a relatively new independent bottler in the world of rum, That Boutique -Y Rum Company.
Their range is rather rich, my choice stopped on 4 samples with 2 on my target. Their Caroni and the O Reizinho 3 years old.
One demerara and one jamaican completing the order, “au vogelpik” 🙂
Diamond 13 yo (Versailles)
Funny, putting my nose above the rum without having checked the label of the sample, I said to myself “ça pue bon le Versailles cette histoire”
So in fact, yes it’s a versailles with 56.1% abv and aged during 13 years.
Color: white wine
Nose: buttered, fruity with banana, pineapple and a side toast.
On the nose, it has false airs of Jamaicans with a touch of Olive that comes with all these fresh fruits and wood.
Palate: argh, directly the typical woody bitterness PM / Versailles at the entrance of mouth …. shit it starts very bad for me, I hate these kind of flavours.
This wet wood, eurk it does not work at all. The fruits and a roundness brought by the buttered side … And this stubborn bitterness …
Price: 75€ (50cl)
Conclusion: not fan at all, but it’s only due to personnal feelings with these kind of profile.
People in loved with these kind of demerara should loves
Score: 82/100 but not really representative… so 86/100 I suppose 🙂
One monymusk, it took a time ! Here, 13 years old too and with 55.4% abv
It should be noted that after 10 years in its cask, this one was re-filed in another one containing rum before. Don’t know why… but why not.
Color: white wine
Nose: Herbal, buttered, fruity, we find apple, pear, pineapple, it’s rather funky but without being too much.
Palate: very jamaican … it’s very stupid but it’s like that 🙂
Pineapple is rather ‘acid’, butter, coconut, pepper, grilled and a light wood.
I would even find a good side of peanut butter in fact … that’s what it sounds like in any case.
Conclusion: A well done monymusk, not the more waw rum in the world but good one…
O Reizinho 3 yo
Color: dark … too much for a 3 year old? We must look at the side of the cask of madeira I think.
Nose: generous, sweet, caramel salted butter, banana, camphor, honey, vegetal olive on the cane
Palate: creamy, generous and just as sweet, floral, plant … we’re not far from a “ti vieux” in fact so it’s nice. The sweet toffee is present and brings a lot of roundness.
Conclusion: Very good surprise for this O(ld) Reizinho who kept character with generous feeling.
I like a lot, really good ones too !
Caroni 20 yo
Caroni vintage 1998 grading 53.7%, it has been refiled in 2017 in a barrel that contained rum previously.
Would it be an habit from That Boutique ??
Nose: hydrocarbon, oil, burnt caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, eucalyptus, some stewed fruit, tobacco.
Palate: classic Caroni, with a nice hydrocarbon kick, burnt caramel, eucalyptus, and even fruit stewed with banana and blood orange.
The very dark chocolate finish is a little drying and sustained.
Conclusion: a relatively classic Caroni. No big surprises, neither good nor bad in fact.