Παλαίωση: No age statement
Χώρα παραγωγής: Jamaica
Smith & Cross is bottled at 'navy strength' which should not be confused with 'navy rum'. Navy strength refers to the 57% alcohol by volume (or old 100° English proof) stipulated as a requirement for all spirits to be carried on board British Royal Navy ships. At this high proof any spillage of spirits which dampened gunpowder would not prevent it from igniting.
Η γευσιγνωσία έγινε στις 13/10/2019
Clear, bright golden yellow.
Oxidised/cooked pineapple, clove and black pepper, hot chilli spice nose with tropical fruit, cinnamon, tobacco and vanilla aromas. Nose tingling spirity hit.
Hydrated to approx. 45% for tasting yields an initial, almost buttery palate that quickly explodes with tobacco, tropical fruit, cinnamon and clove spice. Strong estery flavours and acetic/butyric acidity balances vanilla, Muscovado sugar and sweet fruit notes.
Surprisingly creamy mouthfeel to the prolonged fire and spice finish with lasting tinned pineapple/tropical fruit.
With its high ester content and high alcohol strength, this very characterful rum is a cocktail rather than a sipping rum.