Rum Sixty Six - 12 Year Old Family Reserve - Long Finish 70cl Bottle
70cl Bottle £33.58 Available 15th Feb 2016
Description: Rum Sixty Six 12 Year Old Family Reserve is distilled from fermented molasses in small batches (usually 112 barrels) and tropically aged for a minimum of 12 years in small American white oak casks. Tropical ageing describes the fact that spirits in the Caribbean age more quickly than in Europe due to the warm climate. After 12 years tropical ageing Rum Sixty Six has a maturity and complexity comparable with European spirits twice this age.
Awarded 'Best in Class (Silver)' medal at the International Wines & Spirits Challenge 2009.
IWSC Tasting Notes:
Medium to dark amber.
Rich, aromatic nose with raisins, prune and some treacle. Slight vanilla notes and lots of wood.
Big and full in the mouth with lots of rich flavour and mellow maturity.
Fairly sturdy oak influence.
Vanilla plays an important part in long lasting finish.
Category(s):Rum Group(s):Dark Gold Rum Producer: R L Seales
ABV: 40% Age: 12 Year Old Brand: R L Seales Country of Origin: Barbados Rum Style: Gold Website:www.rumsixtysix.com
Review: Its deep bullish taste comes from the molasses it made from, giving it a strong treacle smell with a prune juice & roasted fig explosion in the mouth. As you swallow you get a black chocolate bitterness followed by an oakwood warmth, then a slight vanilla taste on the tail end. Im my opinion this Rum is best served neat.