An extraordinarily old bottling of Panamanian rum produced at the Alcoholes del Istmo distillery and bottled by Plantation.
This bottling was specially produced for the Dutch market, and was distilled from molasses in four column stills. It was then aged in a former Bourbon cask for 25 years in the tropics, before being finished twice, initially in former Cognac casks from Ferrand for 1.5 years, and then again in a Teeling Irish whiskey cask. A beguiling proposition in that it is single cask bottling which has been… a few different casks!
The result is a wonderfully complex rum which serves up notes of orange rind, blackberry jam, slight dried tropical fruits (pineapple and mango), some grassy Irish malt, cinnamon, vanilla, old oak, molasses, lemon rind, and milk chocolate.
Bottled at 51.1% ABV, this is a satisfying and full bodied dram.
An astonishing rum of a rare age.