Negrita Bardinet 1970s versus 1980s

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La Negrita was founded back in 1886 by Paul Bardinet. Today it’s part of la Martiniquaise.

Throughout the years their ‘Old Nick’ or ‘Negrita’ was bottled at 40°, 44°, 38°, … . There was even a 70°. Most of the time the rum was a blend of West and East Indies rums.

We once tasted a 1960s version of this rum : https://sugarcanecollection.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/negrita-old-nick-bardinet-1960s/ . Now Negrita has a bad reputation and is mainly considered a rum for mixing or cooking. But I actually kinda liked this 1960s Negrita.

Now let’s see if the 1970s and 1980s were as good.

 

The Rum: Negrita Bardinet 1970s (1 liter, cork, Willemes Brussels Import)

Origin: Blended

ABV: 40°

Nose: soft, with a hint of sea breeze. Elegant herbal notes

Taste: Sweet but with an edge. Fresh sugar cane juice. A metallic taste that’s rather unpleasant.

Finish: medium long, getting more and more bitter. Definitely a mixer, not a sipper !

Our score: **

 

The Rum: Negrita Bardinet 1980s (50 cl, screwcap, Breuval Asse Import)

Origin: blended

ABV: 38%

Nose: Very metalic and medicinal. Caramel.

Taste: Sour notes with sweet and bitter undetones. Is this really rum??

Finish: Long and sweet, candy. Getting more bitter: old, cold coffee.

Our score: *

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Posted on 21 October 2015, in Rum and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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