Another in the series of extraordinary European produced rums made by Zuidam distillery, based in Baarle Nassau. This rum was produced using a low temperature, extremely long fermentation process, lasting two weeks. This produces a flavoursome low wine, which shows off the fruity sweetness of the molasses that Zuidam use. The rum is distilled in a copper pot still, rather than the column stills. Whilst columns stills are more efficient and produce a purer spirit, pot stills create a rum of great flavour, demonstrating Zuidam’s commitment to quality over quantity. This rum has been aged for three years in a variety of casks, including: Pedro Ximénez, Oloroso sherry and heavily charred virgin American oak barrels. This combination creates a rum of singularly complex and deep flavour. On the nose this rum offers aromas of toasted nuts, sweet sherried fruit, vanilla cream, toffee, burnt sugar and dark oak. The palate has a chewy mouthfeel and remains faithful to the nose in flavour, adding dense crumbling brown sugar notes, tinned peaches and slight barrel char. The finish is long and flavoursome, with an incredible spicy sherry note which lasts and lasts. Truly a phenomenal rum from one of the most interesting producers on the market today.