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Posts Tagged ‘Rhum’

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: Burwood Honey Rhum

Posted by Arctic Wolf on February 18, 2020

The Burwood Distillery is a small craft distillery founded by Jordan Ramey, Marco Cilic, and Ivan Cilic located in Calgary Alberta (4127 6th Street N.E). The Distillery includes a restaurant and Cocktail Lounge which offers a casual environment to enjoy the not only the distilleries fine spirits but also locally sourced farm-to-table menu items.

At Burwood, the focus is upon locally grown raw materials brought from the farm straight to the glass. The barley they use is grown and malted in Alberta by Rahr Malting Company of Alix, AB. Their honey comes from Ivan and Marko’s Father’s honeybees just outside of Chestermere, AB and through Greidanus Honey Mill in High River, AB. The team hand-crushes every grain, hand-scoops every ounce of honey, distills every drop of liquid, and bottles and packages it all in their Calgary facility.

According to the distillery, Burwood Honey Rhum is an Albertan spin on classic Sugar Cane Rum. A 100% Honey product produced from product from their own family farm. The spirit is finished with a dash of caramelized honey for extra dimensions of flavour.

Here is a link to my full review:

Review: Burwood Honey Rhum

“… The flavours from the nose translate well, although the spirit is perhaps more herbal than I anticipated. Not that I am complaining, the herbal grassy flavour which underlies the honey and caramel sweetness is welcome. Some pungent spiciness is apparent as well, some ginger, hints of cinnamon as well as a sort of earthy quality that is almost like licorice root and angelica …”

Please enjoy the review which concludes with my cocktail suggestion, Easy.

Chimo!

Note: I take exception to the use of the word ‘Rhum’ on the label. This is a mead spirit and should be proudly labeled as such. Distillate of spirit from honey, bears only a passing resemblance to sugar cane rum and as the word ‘rum’ is defined in Canadian Regulations to include only sugar cane or sugar cane products (here), in a bilingual country the defined term rightly includes it French spelling as well.

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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 (#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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