Product of: Saint Lucia
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Launched in August 1777, HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney’s flagship in the Battle of the Saints. Formidable was in the centre of the British fleet and took advantage of a sudden change of wind to “break the line” and sail into the French fleet unleashing her 98 guns on Admiral de Grasse’s ships. Read more
Sampled on 06/08/2018
Clear, deep golden.
Honeycomb, vinous prune, cigar leaf, piney oak and spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper) with tar chocolate ice-cream and vanilla.
Medium to full-bodied. Warming Christmassy and pepper spice. Maple syrup-like richness balances wood tannins rather than sweetening (this is a dry rum) with honeycomb, cacao, spiritious red wine, caramel and vanilla.
Cacao butter, dry oak, vinous spiritous notes and nutmeg spice. Very faint smokiness.
Spicy and oaky - perhaps a tad too woody. Oak tannins are balanced by some maple syrup, caramel, vanilla and honeycomb richness but overall this is a dry and very characterful rum that would be great enjoyed with an equally full cigar.
Type of wood used for main maturation: American Ex. Bourbon
Type of vessel used for main maturation: American Standard Barrel (ASB) 180 - 200 Ltrs