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24 Days of Rum (#7) – By the Dutch Batavia Arrack (Indonesian Rum)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 7, 2019

Day 7 of my 24 Days of Rum advent brings me to the Netherlands by the way of Indonesia. By The Dutch Batavia Arrack is an Indonesian Rum made from local cane distilled on the Island of Java, which was then shipped to Amsterdam to be aged and then bottled in Schiedem which is located in the Netherlands

This is a 100 % sugar-cane based spirit produced from of a range of Pot distilled spirits. Traditional Bativia Arrack uses a fermentation process includes the addition of local (red) rice. This sets it apart from traditional Rum and some jurisdictions refuse to allow Bativia Arrack to be labeled as rum even though the base material is sugar-cane.

By The Dutch Bativia Arrack has been produced in the traditional method, however, for the purpose of this review, I will refer to the spirit as both Batavia Arrack and as Indonesian Rum.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the seventh spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: By the Dutch Batavia Arrack

“… A light undercurrent of vegetal aroma give the spirit a hint of Cachaca beside fine oak spice, almond, butterscotch, ginger, orange peel, banana, coconut and melon …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#6) – Pixan 8 Anos Rum (Mexico)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 6, 2019

Day 6 of my 24 Days of Rum advent takes me to Destileria Espiritus del Norte a relatively new distillery located in Monterrey in northeastern Mexico where they produce Pixan Rum. Apparently Pixan comes to us linguistically from the Mayan language and it is a word which roughly means ‘Spirit which gives life‘.

Pixan 8 Anos is their most premium rum. Several retail sites I visited indicated that the rum is produced from molasses upon a double column still and then aged for up to 8 years in American oak barrels which previously contained bourbon.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the sixth spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Pixan 8 Anos Rum

“… Oak spice continues to pour out, heightened butterscotch sweetness with vanilla and hints of sweet and sour fruit, bits of menthol and herbal grass …”

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#5) – Santos Dumont XO (Brazil)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 5, 2019

Day 5 of my Rum Advent reveals Santos Dumont XO Rum from Brazil. The rum actually has a Danish producer, A.H.Riise Spirits which (in a roundabout way explained in the review) is named for Albert Heinrich Riise who established rum production of rum on Saint Thomas in the Danish West Indies (now the United States Virgin Islands) in 1838.

Santos Dumont XO Rum is made from freshly pressed virgin sugarcane honey, distilled in old potstills and matured in three different types of oak, ex bourbon, ex Port and ex Pedro Ximenez casks. The spirit carries no age statement, however, if the XO designation has been used in the same manner as for Cognac (we are by no means certain of this), then we can expect that the rum has been aged for about 6 years.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the #5 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box:

Review: Santos Dumont XO Rum

“… Oak spice pushes through the initial sweetness, we still have a lot of sweetness with candied oranges, canned apricots, and some coconut as well as some mushy banana …”

Chimo!

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#4) – Chamarel VSOP Rum (2006) (Mauritius)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 4, 2019

On Day 4 of the Rum Advent, we are going to travel across the Atlantic, across the continent of Africa and into the Indian Ocean just past Madagascar to the Island Nation of Mauritius. We are also going to taste a new style of rum.

Chamael VSOP is produced from rums distilled on both the plate column (90 %) and the copper still (10 %).  Each style of rum is aged separately for 4 to 6 years in Ex-American Oak Barrels & Ex-French Oak Barrels in the La Rhumerie de Chamarel aging cellars.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the #4 spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box advent:

Review: Chamarel VSOP Rum (2006)

“… The herbal nature of the spirit begins to assert itself more fully, oak and butterscotch, dried raisin, almond, orange peel, camphor, hints of cinnamon and mint …”

Please enjoy my review of the Chamarel V.S.O.P. Rum, a very nice spirit distilled and aged in the French Style.

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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24 Days of Rum (#3) – Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum (Guyana)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 3, 2019

After a stellar start, my 24 Days of Rum Advent took a step back today with the #3 selection in he 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box. I suspect many others will appreciate Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum (from Guyana) much more than I did, but I promised honest reviews so I have to call this one the way I see it.

Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum is relatively new to the Pusser’s range. According to the producer’s website it is a traditional Royal Navy style rum produced at original Admiralty strength. Prior to the invention of the hydrometer, the ship’s purser shutdown claims of watering down sailors’ daily tot by mixing a few grains of gunpowder to the rum to see if it would burn. If the mixture ignited, the rum was ‘at proof.’ If it didn’t, the purser might find himself tossed to sea.

Here is a link to my tasting notes and scores for the third spirit in the 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box advent:

Review: Pusser’s Gunpowder Proof Rum (Guyana)

“… Hard to get past the heat, but the rum tastes thin as if there is not much age here. Some pungent baking spice (nutmeg and clove) and lightly bitter vanillans …”

Please enjoy my review of the Gunpowder Rum, a spirit which would be much more at home in a Zombie Cocktail than a sipping glass.

Note: 24 Days of Rum – The Original Rum Tasting Box produced by 1423 World Class Spirits contains 24 handpicked rums from 24 different countries all over the world. It features an extraordinary opportunity to sample a wide variety of premium rums allowing you to hone in on the particular style which suits your palate. As indicated in my previously published review (here) This Rum Advent Calendar is a highly recommended gift for the rum enthusiast.

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