Next up from La Confrèrie du Rhum! this is a molasses based rum from Guadeloupe! not what i expected……
Maybe you remember my first post with Cuvèe #1 which was a rum from Barbados? not too long ago….they are fast in creating these rums for the La Confrérie members! I can almost not keep pace…haven´t even got to know the first one deep enough yet!
“La Confrèrie du Rhum” is a french rum forum on Facebook where everything rum/rhum/ron is discussed and was created by Benoit Bail in early 2013. The members are all rum lovers and professionals from the industry (salesmen, producers, distilleries, bottlers, barmen/women etc) from the rum world.
In this very active group everything about rum is discussed, and pictures, rum reviews, websites and ideas are shared almost round the clock and in the past 18 months the group has grown rapidly.
So on to the rum!
This rum is distilled at the Bellevue au Moule Estate and Distillery on Guadeloupe and owned and run by Mr Hervé Damoiseau.
On the label it says distilled in march 1998 and imported to Germany in sept 2013, and it was extracted from the barrel in nowv 2014 and bottled in january 2015, it`s 42% ABV or 84 proof. There`s 156 bottles being made so it´s a limited edition.
The bottle bears the typical red vax seal made by Benoit Bail like the first Cuvèe #1.
Color and nose: Deep golden amber, it´s a rich a bit darker hue than just brilliant gold. The nose is light and fruity with a hint of apricot, something i cannot define and wood.
In the mouth: the taste is a total surprise to me, it´s dry and astringent in a very pleasant way with lots of oaky wood, a little bit of tropical fruit, sugarcane, licorice and spice. It`s a very sippable, pleasant rum.
I was so surprised at it´s dryness because the nose did not reveal that at all, the nose was more like promising of a fruity semi sweet rum but nothing like that! here the oak dominates with a very dry finish! it´s definitely a good rum, well worth aquiring if you can…
With 156 bottles and first come first serve for over 5000 members…I better be alert like a cobra and hope to be online the day and time when they let go of this beast!
Thanks to Benoit Bail, Vincent Bidault de Villiers and Jerry Gitany for creating these rums for the members of La Confrèrie du Rhum!