In the whisky world, the angels take their share of whisky from the casks maturing it. In the Caribbean, it’s the mischievous Duppy spirits that travel from island to island, taking their share of rum from the casks. This legend is where the stylish Duppy Share Caribbean Rum takes its name. It’s made from a blend of bourbon-barrel-matured 5 year old rum from Barbados and 3 year old rum from Jamaica. A bright, bold and altogether very handsome rum. (Thanks to Master of Malt for that precis).
I enjoy a good rum from time to time, but I’m very new to them in general, so here’s my thoughts as a newbie..
Colour: Summery golden sun.
Nose: Golden melted brown sugar laden flavours come out at you along with enough woody cask age to keep you happy. There’s a beefy base note in the background.
Palate: Fairly thick on the palate covering your mouth well with gentle aged sweetness. There is an organic feel to this, almost vegetable in it’s notes which feels honest.
Finish: Long, gently sweet and nicely warming over your chest, very relaxing and smooth.
Thoughts: I’m no rum expert, but this seems like a really well blended rum to me, it’s fairly priced, easily approachable and most importantly it’s yummy! I can imagine this working really well with a block or two of ice in it whilst sat outside with your feet up in the last of the summer sun.
Available: Master of Malt – £29.45
Cute 20cl sample with much thanks to The Duppy Share.