Full Review

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
$34.99

Denizen
Merchant’s Reserve 8 Year Old Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica & Martinique
Alcohol: 43%
Golden amber color. Grassy aromas of pineapple husk, banana leaf, dried peach, toasted coconut, green mango, and rooibos tea with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light body and a very long lime curd, parmesan, minerals, creme caramel, and cascara finish. A complex rum that offers layers and layers of grassy, funky flavors; prepare yourself for a stupendous cocktail or a neat pour to write home about.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky & Rich
Aroma Aroma: pineapple husk, banana leaf, dried peach, toasted coconut, green mango, and rooibos tea
Taste Flavor: lime curd, parmesan, minerals, creme caramel, and cascara
Smoothness Smoothness: Satiny
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Daiquiri Natural, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex rum that offers layers and layers of grassy, funky flavors; prepare yourself for a stupendous cocktail or a neat pour to write home about.

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

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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.