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Posts Tagged ‘Agricole’

Review: Rum Nation – Engenho Novo Amarone Cask

Posted by Arctic Wolf on March 19, 2020

Rare Rums is the special selection of Rum Nation bottlings. These are particular special limited edition releases with very few numerated bottles. Engenho Novo Amarone Cask (Nat84) was bottled from two casks (186 and 187) from Madeira’s Engenho Novo Distillery (William Hinton). It is a 9 year Old Agricole Rhum which was finished for 18 months in Amarone Casks, after an initial aging period in 2nd fill bourbon casks.

According to Rum Nation’s Rare Rums website (here):

This traditional distillery from Madeira conducted an experiment finishing their rum for 18 months in casks of the heavy, fruity Italian red wine: Amarone. It was a risky experiment; however the result was more conservative than expected. The typical herbal richness of their rum, full of earthy notes, was preserved: dark, and with the influence of the Amarone wine appearing as as a different twist in the peppery character and tannic astringency of the long, warm, lingering finish.

Rum Nation – Engenho Novo Amarone Cask is bottled at 52 % alcohol by volume.

Here is a link to my review:

Review: Rum Nation – Engenho Novo Amarone Cask (Nat 84)

“… I smell rum and hints of red licorice with vanilla and spice. There are herbal herbal scents of camphour and heather and hints light minty candies. As the glass breathes I notice building aromas of dry fruit (dates and raisins), spicy oak, rich baking spices and luscious chocolate all joining in with those cherry-like red licorice scents …”

Please enjoy my review of this Rum Nation Rare Rum.

Chimo

 

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Review: Rum Nation Ilha da Madeira 3 Year Old 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 4, 2020

Rum Nation is an Italian company created by Fabio Rossi, who began his life in the spirits trade as a Oenologist (one who has studied winemaking). After his studies, Mr. Rossi left the wine business and started up a whisky company in Edinburgh (Wilson and Morgan) acting as an independent bottler of Single Malt Scotch Whisky. His interest turned to rum and in 1999 Fabio Rossi founded Rum Nation. His company is headquartered in Italy; but Fabio purchases select rums from various distillers in the Caribbean and the Americas. As a result Rum Nation provides a rather unique assortment of rare limited edition rum bottlings.

One such bottling is Rum Nation Ilha da Madeira 3 Year Old bottled at 42 % alcohol by Volume.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Rum Nation Ilha da Madeira 3 Year Old 

“… As the rhum breathes, I notice light floral character developing which seems to be connected with the herbal notes within the spirit. Banana, more green grape a light winding mint, and hints ginger and cinnamon round out the nose which is quite delightful …”

Please enjoy my review of this light nuanced rhum from Madeira.

Chimo!

 

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24 Days of Rum (#11) – Toucan #4 Rhum (Madeira)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 11, 2019

Today I am traveling (at least in Spirit) to the equatorial zone of South America, at the edge of the rain forest where the Agricole Rhum, Toucan #4 is produced in French Guiana. (French Guiana is an overseas department of France on the northeast coast of South America, composed mainly of tropical rainforest.)

Toucan Rhum is produced at Rhumerie Saint-Maurice, located in the municipality of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni (French Giana). This South American distillery is located about 350 km from the equator on the east coast. The sugar cane used for the production of Toucan Rhum is harvested from a field which sits at the edge of a virgin rain forest where the Toucan bird (from which the Rhum receives its name) still flourishes in great numbers.

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

Review: Toucan No. 4 Rhum

“… Fine oak spice appears with a strengthened herbal impression which now reminds me of light tobacco with a dash of menthol. Bits of resin and camphor, butterscotch, orange peel and balsam wood. Shortbread cookies …”

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 (#9) – William Hinton 3 Year Old Rum (Madeira)

Posted by Arctic Wolf on December 9, 2019

I have reached Rum number 9 in my Christmas Advent, a mild Agricole-like rum from Madeira. Madeira (an autonomous region of Portugal) is an archipelago comprising 4 islands approximately 520 kilometers off the northwest coast of Africa.

William Hinton founded his Distillery in 1845 producing his rum from local sugar cane juice. The Distillery had great success and by 1920 was processing 600 tons of sugar cane daily. Unfortunately, this was the peak of the Distillery’s rum production and a decline eventually saw the distillery cease production in 1986.

Fortunately, in 2006, William Hinton’s heirs relaunched the distillery using an alembic still. Their William Hinton 3 Year Old Rum is produced from sugar cane syrup which has undergone a special prolonged fermentation process and aged in French oak barrels.

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

Review: William Hinton 3 Year Old Rum

“… Light and floral almost delicate with a mild herbal quality, hints of camphor, ginger and cinnamon as well as a light light fruitiness of banana and green grape, perhaps a touch of red licorice …”

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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Review: Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on June 3, 2019

Clément Agricole Rhum has been produced on the Isle of Martinique since 1887. Although the agricole  Rhum is distilled at the Simon Distillery, the rhum is finished at Habitation Clément (built on the site of a former sugar refinery) which was purchased by Homére Clément in 1887.

Rhum Clément VSOP begins its maturation in the cellars of Habitation Clément in new French oak barrels. After a period of at least 1 year in these smaller french barrels, the rum is then transferred to larger re-charred Bourbon barrels for another 3 years. The final spirit is bottled at 40% alcohol by volume.

has been produced on the Isle of Martinique since 1887. Although the agricole  Rhum is distilled at the Simon Distillery, the rhum is finished at Habitation Clément (built on the site of a former sugar refinery) which was purchased by Homére Clément in 1887.

Rhum Clément VSOP begins its maturation in the cellars of Habitation Clément in new French oak barrels. After a period of at least 1 year in these smaller french barrels, the rum is then transferred to larger re-charred Bourbon barrels for another 3 years.

Here is a link to my latest Rhum Review:

Review: Clément V.S.O.P. Rhum

“… The breezes above the glass contain a combination of fine oak spice accented with woodier cedar notes. There is some butterscotch toffee, hints of maple, bits of dried raisins, and indications of both orange peel and orange marmalade in the breezes. Hints of cinnamon and ginger can be found as well as a light wisp of vanilla …”

Please enjoy my review which includes my suggested cocktail serving, Darling Clémentine.

Chimo!

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