Rhum Barbancourt Estate Reserve 15 Year Old Rum
The rum making traditions of the French West Indies, differ greatly from the rum traditions of the other colonized Caribbean countries. A key difference in ‘Rhum Agricole’ production is that it is distilled only once, to 70% ABV, from sugar cane juice as opposed to fermented molasses. Then it is brought down to bottling proof.
Rhum Barbancourt does things even more differently; they distill their rhum twice, to 90% ABV, after which it is reduced to about 50%, before being aged in a combination of large oak vats and smaller barrels. The Rhum Barbancout Estate Reserve is finally bottled at 43 % ABV.
Initially distilled and reserved only for Barbancourt family and friends, it was eventually released for public sale for the first time ever in the mid 1960’s, gaining much noteriety.
The flavors of this rum are very similar on the nose as they are in the glass, with butterscotch and toffee flavors accented by sandal wood and French Limousin oak. As a 15-year-old spirit, the more oaky notes that are to be expected in the flavor, are less prominent due to the use of large wooden vats to age a portion of the rhum. These large vats allow less interaction with the oak.
Also on the palate are flavors of rich fruit and baking spices. Caramelized brown sugars, and a dash of spices like cloves and cinnamon, with some marmalade and marzipan, and even a light smokiness of dark tobacco are all present.
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|Proof||86 (43% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Societe du Rhum Barbancourt|
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