Rum Plantation Guyana 2008 Demerara Zebra Single Cask Vol 47.10%
Plantation rums are a genuine invitation to travel. From Jamaica to Barbados via Panama, Trinidad, Guyana all the way to Fiji Islands. Each rum possesses characteristic local flavors that faithfully reflect the identity of each area. Each rum-distilling country has its own terroir with its own traditions, production techniques, and identity.
Plantation Single Casks are limited releases of “haute couture” rums that, in addition to the classic double tropical aging in ex-bourbon barrels and then in France, at Chateau de Bonbonnet, in ex-Cognac Ferrand barrels, enjoy additional aging in select barrels that have contained beers, wines and other spirits. A very low quantity of rum is bottled each year, each bottle is unique, numbered and valuable.
Distillation: Pot still
Tropical aging: 9.5 years in Bourbon barrels
Continental aging : 1 year in Ferrand barrels
Maturation: 6 months in Zebra (ketnut and acacia) barrels
Volatile Substances : 124 g/hL AA
Esters : 35 g/hL AA
Dosage : 4 g/L
E150a brown sugar caramel (% vol) : Without added caramel
Nose: Complex, starts on bitter almond and vanilla and then evolves to a more phenolic profile with leather, allspice and gentian root.
Taste: Full, a spicier profile of clove and cinnamon follows the nose with balsamic notes. Next it shifts to bacon, tobacco, and maple syrup