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  • Casa Santana 12YO – Colombia

    58,4% || That Boutique-y Rum Company

    The first bottling of Casa Santana rum from Colombia from That Boutique-y Rum Company, and it’s a fascinating expression which was matured for 12 years before bottling. Very satisfying stuff, with some unexpected flavours coming through. The label is just as curious, featuring some sort of sorceress winning at pontoon while ominously holding a fireball in her hand. Well, you wouldn’t try you hardest to win when faced with the constant threat of a fireball, would you? (Even if you’ve got one of those cool visor hats!) Oh, and there’s a massive Andean Condor, the national bird of Colombia, also losing the game and wearing a snazzy hat.

    Batch 1 is a release of 3,766 bottles.

    Nose: Toffee oak, soft vanilla and brown sugar lead among touches of salinity, sweet red chilli heat and hot tyres. Gingerbread adds a little aromatic spice among plenty of grilled tropical fruit and raw honey before ground black pepper and vegetal, almost Mezcal-esque notes develop way below.

    Palate: Through melting butter, creamy banana pie, a little salted caramel and plenty more heaps of exotic fruit comes rich baking spice, wasabi and just a touch of oak char.

    Finish: A long and confident finish. Thick caramel, dry nutmeg spice and some engine oil.

    Overall: All kinds of brilliant and bizarre, it’s a Captain Beefheart of a rum.

  • Chili Chocolate Rumbullion!

    42,6% || Ableforth’s

    Rumbullion! is an extraordinary cockle-warming spiced rum, but those clever Ableforth’s folks have changed the game with this limited edition Chilli & Chocolate expression! Criollo cocoa nibs, chipotle chillies and jalapeño chillies join the original Rumbullion! medley of Caribbean rum, Madagascan vanilla, orange peel, cassia, clove and cardamom, resulting in an indulgent and spicy flavour profile. Excellent served over ice, and it makes some marvellous cocktails too. Also, we reckon it’ll be stunning as a winter warmer splashed in a hot chocolate…

    Nose: Intense bittersweet dark chocolate leads with coffee beans, nutmeg, red cola cubes and orange zest in support. Earthy red chilli warmth emerges underneath and is balanced by creamy vanilla.

    Palate: Black Forest gateau, drying cocoa and more thick slabs of dark chocolate are at the core, with gingerbread, cherry cola and hints of aniseed and clove in the back-drop.

    Finish: Nutmeg, drying chilli heat and even more chocolate.

  • Diamond Distillery 11YO Port Mourant

    56,4% || That Boutique-y Rum Company

    Another excellent That Boutique-y Rum Company bottling from the Diamond Distillery – this time produced using the distillery’s wooden Port Mourant Still and matured for 11 years. The Port Mourant clearly has a bit of wanderlust, beginning its life at the Port Mourant Distillery before moving to the Uitvlugt Distillery then moving on to the Diamond Distillery!

    Batch 2 is a release of 710 bottles.

    Nose: Freshly-laid asphalt, oak char and red chilli heat initially, then brown sugar, a hint of creamy vanilla and plenty of pickle-brine salinity. There’s an underlying meatiness to the nose, which is complemented by sweeter notes of roasted fruit, cinnamon and toffee.

    Palate: Rich molasses spice, caramel and heaps of banana pancakes, with hints of earthy smoke, chilli jam and sea salt throughout.

    Finish: A long, muscular finish balances spice and sweet notes well.

  • Enmore 27YO – Guyana

    51,2% || That Boutique-y Rum Company

    A 27 year old Guyanese rum from the long-closed Enmore distillery, independently bottled by That Boutique-y Rum Company. It was produced using the Versailles single wooden pot still during its brief stay at Enmore – this still would later find a home at the Diamond distillery. Brilliant stuff.

    Batch 1 is a release of 413 bottles.

    Nose: Loads of ripe banana and spicy vanilla, built on a robust oaky core. There’s a linseed richness and a herbal green quality, backed with cocoa notes. Perhaps savoury plantain, too.

    Palate: Marzipan-led, with oodles of cooked pineapple, milk chocolate and papaya notes. The banana is in cake form now, and the toasty oak continues to add a richness.

    Finish: Rich and well-defined, with that almond-pineapple duality continuing.

    Overall: Bold, super-tropical and a load of fun!

  • Issan NAS – Thailand

    40% || That Boutique-y Rum Company

    A complex and tasty rhum agricole from Issan in the north east region of Thailand that shares its name with the distillery, bottled by That Boutique-y Rum Company. The spirit is made with the juice from red sugar cane, which is distilled in the copper pot still that you see on the label. Fascinating stuff, produced by a distillery with a big focus on sustainability and community – brilliant!

    Batch 1 is a release of 836 bottles.

    Nose: Grassy and herbaceous, with green olive water and damp hay among touches of aromatic vanilla, butterscotch and dark berries.

    Palate: Tinned sweetcorn water, sweet vanilla and more black fruit, with a little toffee and the slightest alcohol burn.

    Finish: A hint of honey blossom lingers.

    Overall: Intriguing, complex and delicious in equal measure.

  • O Reizinho 3YO – Madeira

    52,6% || That Boutique-y Rum Company

    The second bottling of rum produced by Portugal’s O Reizinho from That Boutique-y Rum Company is here, and this time it’s an aged expression (hence why the funky olive king on the label has grown old). Little known outside of Madeira, these rhum agricoles from O Reizinho are intensely flavoursome and funky beyond all belief – and we love ’em.

    Batch 1 is a release of 1,936 bottles.

    Nose: The maturation has mellowed out some of the funk, bringing notes of vanilla and treacle to the mix – but the core elements of briny olive and banana remain.

    Palate: Salted butter, a hint of red chilli chocolate, another kick of intensely savoury olive and seaweed, caramelised dates.

    Finish: Salted peanuts, black peppercorn, oak and wet grass.

  • Rumbullion!

    42,6 % || Ableforth’s

    Rumbullion! is an incredible, award-winning spiced rum, exactingly blended using carefully selected Caribbean rum, Madagascan vanilla, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. It’s rich, complex and intensely decadent. It’s brilliant in the summer in all manner of cocktails, but it’s equally at home being sipped on a winter’s evening. Basically, it’s rather tasty and deserves to be drunk, whatever the weather.

    Nose: Wonderfully sweet Madagascan vanilla with clove and cinnamon spices supported by intense orange peel. Extremely inviting.
    Taste: Rich sugars and spices, orange oil, clove, honey and cola cubes. Full of flavour.
    Finish: Very long and spiced with creamy vanilla.

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  • Secret Distillery #1 6YO – Jamaica

    51,6% || That Boutique-y Rum Company

    It’s the second batch of dark rum from an undisclosed Jamaican distillery to be bottled by That Boutique-y Rum Company, and this time it’s a 6 year old expression full of toffee-drenched fruit and cooking spice notes. Fantastic stuff.

    Batch 2 is a release of 1,821 bottles.

    Nose: Funky machine oil and metallic notes, freshly cut grass in support with undertones of rich black treacle, banana and ginger spice.

    Palate: Richly sweet with brown sugar, molasses, toffee and and more metallic and mineral notes emerging.

    Finish: A sweet finish of raisins, sultanas and other tropical dried fruits lingering alongside fruity esters.

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