New Grove Single Barrel #1304 149
The Rum: New Grove Single Barrel #1304 149 – 49,9 abv
Nose: Soft vegetal notes and a light sea breeze; dark sugar, warm vanilla and a very subtle hint of smoke. Herbal too: nutmeg. The higher alcohol level camouflages part of the aromas.
Taste: now this is a rum to my liking! Tropical fruits all the way: passion, mango, but also peaches and raspberry. The initial alcohol bite on the front of the tongue fades quickly away, making the rum more pleasant and soft.
Finish: Fruity again. This is the kind of finish you wish would last forever; but alas: the fruitiness fades away, making room for more influences of the wood: bourbon vanilla and green banana.
Our Score: *****