The casks used for Barrell Craft Spirits Rum were on an Atlantic voyage that spanned almost a
year before they reached us. Rather than releasing them as single barrels, we experimented
with countless combinations and came up with what we think is an outstanding blend of vintage
rums from Barbados, Jamaica, and Guyana. This multi-layered rum was bottled at cask strength
so you can experience its true flavor.
13-year-old Rum from Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados
Crafted and bottled in Kentucky
124.2 proof cask strength bottling
Appearance: Golden Brown
Nose: Strong notes reminiscent of tepache, a Mexican fermented beverage made from
pineapple rinds. Others emerge - fruity notes of green grapes and lime hull, earthy notes of
oyster shell and potting soil, and very Jamaican vegetal notes of Kalamata olive, caper, pine
needle tea, scallion, and pollen.
Palate: Comparatively gentle, the Guyanese lending demerara syrup, purple plum, and cre-me
de cassis, the Barbados bringing characteristic florals and spice: rosehip tea, cinnamon, and
star anise. These notes are held together by a fresh maritime character -- seaweed, sea salt,
and a little glycerine richness.
Finish: The Jamaican hogo is back, as is the tepache, but itís also spicy, with notes of ginger,
turmeric, and catnip. Lychee makes an unexpected appearance.
With a splash of spring water- The nose becomes much more approachable, displaying honey, lemon drops, echinacea, and
jasmine, while still maintaining that Jamaican prickle of cornichons and white pepper. The palate
grows more tropical with notes of passion fruit, ripe banana, toasted flaked coconut, and orange
bitters, as well as Mirabelle jam.