Man O War Gunpowder Rum

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alc./vol:
45%

Proof:
90°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap

Categories: Spirits, Rum & Cachaça

Product of: Product of New Zealand New Zealand

Gunpowder Rum is inspired by a time when the naval ration was 'proved' by moistening gunpowder with Rum and igniting. If the Rum was of a sufficiently high proof then the gunpowder would flare and well-made Rum would burn with a blue flame. If the Rum had been over diluted it would not flame. Read more

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 01/04/2011

Appearance

Clear, chestnut brown.

Aroma

An explosive nose of graphite, maple syrup and spent shot gun cartridges but with espresso coffee and cacao aromas.

Taste

Dark molasses, stony, earthy palate with cacao, espresso coffee and bitter toffee flavours (more refined and less prickly than previous bottlings).

Aftertaste

Mocha coffee, hot pepper, metallic, spicy, tingling, phosphorous finish. Sip, light touch paper, stand back and ponder the Kiwi mentality.

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