Soft complex, very sippable with a very long finish.
This delightful drop comes from Belize, a country formerly known as British Honduras, on the eastern coastline of Central America, sandwiched between Guatemala and Mexico. It’s made from molasses from a single harvest, fermented using wild yeasts and distilled in a column still. The spirit is then aged in ex-Bourbon barrels, six years in the heat of Belize where it ages quickly, and then four years in the cold of Europe where it ages more slowly. It is non-chill-filtered and no colour, sugar or other flavourings have been added. It all adds up to a seriously sophisticated rum. The distillery is situated in Belmopan. Molasses comes from locally crushed sugar cane. It is naturally fermented and then distilled in a triple column continuous still. This vintage was initially aged in Belize in heavy-char American Bourbon barrels, before being re-barrelled in used white-oak Bourbon casks that had previously been filled with other Caribbean rums.
Tasting notes Nose: Perfumed notes of oak, cedar and vanilla followed by tropical fruit, hazelnuts and burnt butter. Palate: Big sweet and spicy flavours, softer sherried butterscotch notes with exotic expressive tones. Finish: Soft, complex, very sippable with a very long finish.