Tuesday, December 13, 2016

BARRELL RUM Batch #001

WHAT? Barrell RUM? I know, I have been looking forward to this since I mentioned the idea to Joe and he said; "He's already working on it". Needless to say, when I saw this I was excited. When I saw what it was . . . I was giddy. I love big Jamaican Rum and, well let's just go into the details before I get all goofy.
A reminder, all Barrell offerings are limited and I've already mentioned in previous reviews how much I love this company's concept and selections, so click this link if you want to read those, let's move on!
Yes, I stole this from their website!
Basics on this RUM:
~ It was distilled and aged in Jamaica
~ It is made from fermented molasses
~ It was distilled in a pot still
~ It was aged 7 years in ex-Bourbon Barrels
~ It has been bottled at 134.73 proof
~ I is uncut, uncolored and is not chill-filtered

For their 1st batch of rum, BARRELL wanted to make an impact and they have certainly done that. Big, lovely, pungent aromas and flavors beautifully express the perfection of well-aged Jamaican Rum. It is warmly inviting and a perfect introduction to excellent rum --especially for lovers of high proof bourbon. This gem has, sadly, already let my house, I hope you can find some for your house.

Aromas of plantains baked with fresh grated ginger, lemon zest, nutmeg and almond with a dash of salt and drizzled with molasses are just the beginning. Like all well-aged Jamaican rums, there is a complexity that belies the idea of structure (which is deeply articulate on inspection). The barrel does its dance too, with familiar cinnamon, vanilla, coconut and a hint of char, but the rum stands tall. The flavors begin at the toasty nuances from the barrel and begin to spread with lime, grapefruit, and some oily pecan. The finish actually seems to start at the very first sip and build throughout the tasting experience, lingering to the finally that we will call the finish and hang on even longer for the after taste.

The company was founded by Joe Beatrice and Barrell Bourbon is committed to unique offerings with exceptional quality as the consistent bridge that connects each BatchThe whole website is fantastic. You can check out reviews (or post your own) and there some details on every offering that they have released and how / where to find them: As always, the Tasting Notes by Warren Bobrow are here and will definitely entice you,