Another superb addition to the Black Cask series from esteemed rum bottler Plantation.
This bottling is a combination of rum from the legendary Jamaican distillery Long Pond, and the Bajan West Indies Rum Distillery.
The Jamaican spirit was fermented for about two weeks, developing plenty of those fruity, funky flavours that Long Pond is known for, whilst the rum from Barbados was fermented for between three and four days. The Jamaican rum has been distilled in the John Dore Pot Still at Long Pond, creating a characterful spirit. A two column still was used to distil the Bajan spirit.
Both rums were aged for a few years in former Bourbon casks in the Caribbean, before being transferred to France for an extra aging period in former Cognac casks, and then a finish in heavily charred barrels – which gives the bottling its name, and its interesting flavour profile.
The result is a rich, flavoursome rum that perfectly balances funky Jamaican rum with the drier Bajan style, and the intensity of the cask. This bottling serves up notes of fresh bread, apples, vanilla, charred oak, dried grapes, chocolate, fudge, cinnamon, cloves, coconut, almond, funky molasses, estery pineapple, coffee and bananas.
This rum features 130 grams of volatile substances per hectolitre of absolute alcohol, putting it at the top end of the Common Clean Jamaican Marque – pretty funky, but not overwhelming!
A fantastic sipping and mixing rum.