Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Grove Old Tradition – 5 yo rum



The Rum: New Grove Old Tradition – 40 abv

Origin: Mauritius


Distilled: n.i.

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.

New Grove Oak-Aged

oak aged

The Rum: New Grove Oak-Aged Rum 40 abv

Origin: Mauritius

Distilled: n/i

Botled: 2013

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

New Grove Plantation Rum

New Grove Plantation

The Rum: New Grove Plantation Rum – 40 abv

Origin: Mauritius

Distilled: 2013

Bottled: 2013


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