St Nicholas Abbey - 15 Year OldExtremely Smooth
After 15 years in oak, there is no reason to hurry this rum. Watching those legs dance is satisfaction enough around the glass - for awhile anyway. But, St. Nicholas Abbey's rums are a true rum sniffer's dream.
A bouquet of sawn mahogany that is almost floral in its fresh scents first greets your nose, quickly followed by aromas of supple tanned leather, mild tropical fruit (mango, banana), smoky wood, mild caramel and maple sugar, subtle vanilla, phenol, coconut and nutmeg.
Aromas are remarkably consistent with SNA 12, yet rounder and more pronounced.
Scrumptious. This is not a rum to dissect - it's the balance and integration of the rum's flavours that set it above. Enjoyment comes from appreciating the consistency, from aromatics to the full body of flavours to the velvet finish.
Winner of the Gold trophy for best Luxury Rum at Berlin RumFest!