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.