New Grove Single Cask 2007 for Belgium and Luxemburg
Whisky Shops TasTToe and Crombé, together with Vinothek Massen from Luxemburg, bottled two single casks from New Grove. Let’s start with the youngest today; and Monday we’ll be back with the older (and yes…better) one.
The Rum: New Grove Single Cask 17-07-48
Bottled: end 2014 at 55% (300 bottles only)
Cask: Limousin Cask
Nose: Herbal and peppery start with that typical New Grove undertone: vegetal. Less sugar and caramel than might be expected for a rum. The nose opens up real slow, getting more fruitier (white unripe fruits) and brown sugar. After a good 20 minutes (I told you…this one takes its time!) also red fruits and nice citrus hints (lemon)
Taste: A sweetness rather unexpected after the nose, accompanied by firm but pleasant oak. The red fruits are there, but they know how to hide very well. This is a straight forward but maybe less complex rum. My guess…thanks to the oak this is a rum that will be liked by whiskylovers. A surprise? Well no, since it has been selected by whisky lovers.
Finish: Long, with the oak really kicking in now, without becoming bitter. Slowly drying, with dark cacao powder.
Our score: ****