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.

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