Rum-ours 1: Arcana and Dzama
Rum-ours are just very short tastingnotes from various rums we try on an evening out. Yes, when we are too lazy to make real tasting notes…
Arcane 12 yo – Mauritius – 40 abv
This is a very strange rum in oh so many ways. On the nose it’s Pisang Ambon all the way. Green bananas and loads of vanilla. In the mouth: green bananas again..but where the hell is the alcohol? This is ever so smooth and soft. Really: this seems like an alcohol free beverage. But at 40 abv, it’s dangerously smooth.
In the empty glass: sandalwood and dry eucalypt (like in a sauna).
Not bad at all, but it misses punch and, well yeah, alcohol.
Dzama NAS – Madagaskar – 52 abv
So let’s spice things a bit up. This one is vanilla, honey and flowers: rose and potpourri. Sweets and fresh sugarcane. No bitterness whatsoever. Oh, and a whiff of ginger too. Again rather smooth. Is this really 52 abv? Mdium long finish.