Monthly Archives: January 2014
The Rum: New Grove Old Tradition – 40 abv
Bottled: ca 2012
Nose: Now this is a yummie nose, full of tropical fruits (mostly green banana), with a slight metallic touch.
Taste: full with juicy molasses; and again this great tropical fruitiness – this time more towards passion fruit.
Finish: well balanced, soft-sweet with a nice bitter wood influence. Medium long finish that repeats the fruitiness from the taste.
Our Score: 16.5/20
Remarks: by far my best New Grove so far. A blend of rums of 5 years old minimum. This rum was let to rest for five years in Limousin French oak and in Port barrels.
The Rum: New Grove Oak-Aged Rum 40 abv
Nose: Sugarcane in all its glory. Yesterday’s cut grass, fine oak and nice hints of orange juice.
Taste: Delicately sweet, evoluating towards almond candy. Also some very nice fruity notes (red fruits) with subtle hints of tobacco
Finish: The medium long finish might be just a little too flat. Sweet sugarcane, green wood. Butter !
Our score: 15/20
The Rum: New Grove Plantation Rum – 40 abv
Nose: Very light with hints of white pepper and some nutty traces
Taste: sweet, like nibbling on some sugarcane. Also a touch of almond and on the background a rather unusual metallic taste. Nothing wrong with this one, but maybe a bit too soft and one-dimensional for my taste.
Finish: Delicately sweet and bitter but rather short. Retro olfactoric again this nutty influence.
Our score: 14/20