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Denizen

Denizen
Merchant’s Reserve 8 Year Old Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica & Martinique
Alcohol: 43%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$29.99

Denizen
Merchant’s Reserve 8 Year Old Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica & Martinique
Alcohol: 43%
Brilliant amber color. Aromas and flavors of spiced baked bananas, molasses raisin cake, lit scented candle, and rubber leaf and sap with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish that presents notes of vanilla cola float, sweet and peppery spices wrapped in banana and tobacco leaves, latte with coconut milk, and copper finish. A vivacious, pot still aged rum with boatloads of character and finesse.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Spicy, Spirity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: spiced baked bananas, molasses raisin cake, lit scented candle, and rubber leaf and sap
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of vanilla cola float, sweet and peppery spices wrapped in banana and tobacco leaves, latte with coconut milk, and copper
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Daiquiri Natural, Jean Gabin, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A vivacious, pot still aged rum with boatloads of character and finesse.

The Producer or Importer

Hotaling & Co. Importer-Distiller

The Producer or  Importer
550 Montgomery
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
1 415-630-5910

Their Portfolio

96 Denizen Merchant’s Reserve 8 Year Old Rum 43% (Jamaica & Martinique) $29.99.
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Rum Aged more than 3 Years

Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.