Bristol Spirits Ltd import premium Caribbean rum into the UK and carefully cellar them to maturity in the country. They seek out small quantities, sometimes only single barrels from a single distillery, or a single estate or even a single still to show rum in its true unblended form. There are now around 12 rums in the Bristol Classics portfolio, most of which have been aged in casks in English warehouses for between 10 and 25 years. Each is from a single still, or a single estate. Interestingly the rums exhibit a range of styles easily equal to that perceived in fine Cognacs or single malt whiskies.
Bristol Classic Vale Royale Jamaica 2002 Rum2000-2009, Anniversary / Birth Year, Rum
Bristol Classic Vale Royale Jamaica 2002 Rum is molasses based, with the aid of dunder and a long fermentation. First produced in the early 20th century to supply rum concentrate for blending with local neutral spirits it is of the Wedderburn type with an ester level of between 300/500 ppm. Pale in colour having been matured in well used oak cognac casks it has a high toned nose, leading to a concentrated and mouth filling pallet. Fruit with only slight wood leads to a short but high powered finish.
700ml, 43% ABV
$159.00 inc. GST