25 November 2019

Quick Fire Rum Tasting Notes

Black Tot Rum
Blended Caribbean Rum
46.2% ABV
Nose: Slightly overripened bananas – grilled pineapple rings sprinkled with a light dusting of cayenne pepper – Alphonso mango - Cantaloupe melon – clove studded Ortanique - tea stewed prunes - sugar cane syrup - Demerara caramel – freshly baked treacle tart – a hint of something herbal - freshly polished oak – a struck match and an unmistakable Jamaican funk led estery edge.
Palate: Pineapple upside down and Jamaica ginger cake – banoffee pie - spiced baked apples – sultanas – strips of dried mango - ready rolled cake icing - guava jelly – chocolate coffered coffee beans – aniseed twists – mixed spice - ground white and black pepper – sweet oak and the subtlest suggestions of something menthol fresh.
Finish: A sweet, spice and all things nice kind of a finish, that goes on as long as a Caribbean house party!
Summary: An absolute belter of a blend, which showcases, marries and harmonises the three distinct rum styles from Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana. Not only is this one a superb sipper, it’s also a marvel of a mixer and works particularly well as a base in a Rum Old Fashioned.