Forsyths WP 502 Habitation Velier
Under the label of ‘Habitation Velier’ our Italian friends bottled a series of pot still rums from well known distilleries.
We do love this series, and especially the labels that provide us with so much information you otherwise won’t find. First one we try comes from the Worthy Park distillery in Jamaica.
Now this rum underwent a rather special/spectacular fermentation of no less than…3 months! A super long fermentation using dunder, leading to a very aromatic rum with no less than 502 mg/l esters.
The Rum: Forsyths WP 502
Origin: Jamaica – Worthy Park Distillery
Distilled: 2015 in Pot stills
Bottled: 2015 by Velier – 1200 bottles only
The Nose: very aromatic indeed! Starting rather vegetal (must), coffee-and-milk, and a fair amount of strong white pepper. It also has this little medicinal touch, iodine and seaweed. Reminds a bit of this tropical fruit that’s called cajá in Brazil, and jobito in Mexico. Stewed fruits.
The Taste: alcoholic and hot, slowly evolving towards white fruits, mocha, milk chocolate and coconut milk. Also some bitter clove. This also reminds me of some of the better marc de champagne or grappa I tried before. An overall grassy but sweet taste.
The Finish: is fresh and medium long, with faint touches of fruit again (pineapple), sweet must and again these nice mocha and toffee notes. Surprisingly rich for an unaged rum.
Our Score: ****