Guyana 21 Year Old Rum
Distilled in 1998 • 60.9% • 149 Bottles
No two whisky casks are ever alike, and this holds true for rum casks as well. Despite only being a year older, and also matured in ex-bourbon, this dark rum is a completely different beast from our 20 year old. Caramel sweetness is tempered with oaky dryness and even some leathery notes – this very old rum would be an incredible partner to a cigar as the last sliver of late-summer sunlight disappears from the horizon.
The difference in character may be due to a difference in still. Again, we cannot confirm nor deny, but a gambler might find good odds on this rum having been made on the ‘Versailles’ single wooden pot still…
Nose – Draws you in with aromatic wood; sandalwood and white oak at the fore. A touch of vanilla. Sweetness follows, of orchard fruits and then barley sugars.
Palate – The flavours begin youthful, but the maturity of the spirit lingers on the palate afterwards. Sugar bubbles into rich caramel, developing a slight char. A charred oak flavour becomes almost leathery, and then leaves a gentle tingle of spices.