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Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Review: Santos Dumont XO Rum 

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 13, 2020

Santos Dumont XO Rum is produced by A.H.Riise Spirits in Dragor, Denmark. A.H. Riise, for those who do not know is one of the largest Scandinavian spirits companies which manufactures, sells and distributes brands of whiskey, rum, vodka, gin, bitters and aquavit. The company (established in 2016) is named for it’s most well known spirits brand A.H. Riise Rum which is an homage to 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.

This is a Brazilian spirit 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.

Here is a link to my recently expanded review:

Review: Santos Dumont XO Rum 

“… The initial nose is quite sweet with scents of vanilla, butterscotch toffee and maple syrup all rising into the breezes. After the glass is allowed to breathe oak spice pushes through the toffee sweetness. I also notice other sweet scents of candied oranges and canned apricots. Coconut as well as some mushy banana finally appear as well …”

Please enjoy the expanded review which includes a revised score.

Chimo!

 

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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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