No age statement
Closure: Screw / Stelvin cap
Product of: 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
Sampled on 01/04/2011
Clear, chestnut brown.
An explosive nose of graphite, maple syrup and spent shot gun cartridges but with espresso coffee and cacao aromas.
Dark molasses, stony, earthy palate with cacao, espresso coffee and bitter toffee flavours (more refined and less prickly than previous bottlings).
Mocha coffee, hot pepper, metallic, spicy, tingling, phosphorous finish. Sip, light touch paper, stand back and ponder the Kiwi mentality.