Samaroli Demerara Dark Rum 2002
How intriguing, and fascinating to see the impact of the production process itself. How wonderful to discover the various states of evolution that Guyana rums go through before they reach the extensive aging phase. Three little brothers of the late nineties and the beginning of the new millennium. More precisely 1998, 2001 and 2002, will keep us company this year. An exciting opportunity for you, our valued customers, to see just how much the product changes in the barrel. Of course, the scents and flavors are similar, since they come from the same stock, you’ll enjoy seeing how their characteristics evolve. Here we are sampling the youngest. A pungent and unusual bouquet of thyme, juniper, tobacco, shiny leather. Perhaps reminiscent of an antique shop, in the mouth it’s agile, racey and aggressive - characteristic of its youth - and sweet, buttery scents alternate with toasted wood and hints of a slightly acerbic tannin.