Time for another #Rum review, this time from the Diamond distillery in Guyana. What’s interesting about this one is that it has been finished in an Armagnac cask for 8 years… quite a long finish.
This rum has been distilled in a wooden Coffey still at the Diamond distillery – yes, you heard right – a wooden Coffey still, those indeed exist in the wonderful and bizarre world of Rum.
Let’s get tasting…
The Duchess 20 yo Guyana Armagnac Finish Cask 27 ,50.8% 1998, € 95,00
Nose: very nice entry with soft grape notes, vanilla and a hint of apple and white wine. further nosing reveals sweeter notes of Sultana, boiled sweets and maybe a hint of flower petals. quite nice and not very Rum-y if you ask me – the 8 long years of Armagnac finish did affect the liquid quite profoundly, if i might say so.
Palate : more grape and desert wine, hint of orange peel, grapefruit pith, Sultana and and more orange marmalade.
Finish : grape, orange peel, icing sugar
A very nice Rum this one is. Quite different, with a lot of grape and wine, notes. Highly drinkable stuff, very likable even if you’re not a die hard Rum sipper.
Still available from Best of Whiskies for € 95