JEFFERSONS - Extra Dark Fine RumAntigua Rum
Tasting Note: Dave Broom - 4/5 stars! Colour/Nose: Reddish amber. Huge pot-still influence is immediately apparent. Sweet, fat, almost creamy coconut mixed with resinous, deep notes of liquorice, treacle and clove. Palate: High-cocao-solid chocolate, then chestnut, honey, walnut. Heavy and oily. Water brings out a gentler nature. A gentle giant. Finish: Long and warming. Conclusion: Old fashioned yet strangely modern, given our rediscovery of great old rums.
The Jefferson's business was founded in 1734 and the production of rum on the family estates in Antigua started in 1785, (it is the oldest label in the United Kingdom). The Jefferson's were suppliers of fine wines and spirits to the White Star Line, the owners of the Titanic.
Jefferson's Extra Fine Dark Rum is an impressive marriage of two classic rum styles aged in oak casks to impart a complex balance of flavours.
In character, Jefferson's is rich, beautifully textured dark rum displaying a fine balance of deep toffee, liquorice and vanilla with a subtle hint of honeycomb and ripe fruit at the finish.