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Aged: 5 years
Product of: Saint Lucia
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Named after HMS Princessa, a Spanish vessel captured by the British in 1780 at the battle of Cape St. Vincent and became part of the British fleet. A 70 gun ship, it was captained by Charles Knatchbull with Rear Admiral Francis Samuel Drake aboard and was one of the first ships to engage the French.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 06/08/2018
Clear, deep golden/ mahogany.
Toffee banana, baked apple, caramel, treacle, vanilla, apricot, orange oils, drying cut grass, tire rubber, cardamom day clove.
Medium to full-bodied. Rich but well-balanced with vanilla, caramel/crème brulee, dry toasty oak, nutmeg and cinnamon spice.
Caramel and mocha coffee dried by lingering oak, cinnamon and nutmeg spice.
Dry oaky spice balanced and made delicious by rich Chinese toffee banana, burgundy wine-like notes and vanilla with warming Christmassy spice.
Type of vessel used for main maturation: American Standard Barrel (ASB) 180 - 200 Ltrs