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.