Heroes and Heretics, Darkwood Rum, Travellers 13 Year Old

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Key Facts About This Rum

Bottler: Heroes and Heretics

Range: Darkwood Rum

Distillery: Travellers Liquors 

Age: 13 years old

Distilled: February 2007

Bottled: August 2020

Spirit: Belize Rum

Cask Ref: No.5

Alcohol by Volume: 50.9%

Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration

Outturn: 370 bottles

Bottle Size: 700ml

Heroes and Heretics Darkside Tasting Notes

Official notes

Nose: Honeysuckle & salty air.

Palate: Melon, peaches & honey.

Finish: Hint of desiccated coconut.

Ed's notes

Colour: Natural colour; dark ruby gold. Coats my copita in a thick gloss with dense legs sliding down the glass.

Nose: Big ester notes hit you as soon as you open the bottle. Dark red berries macerated in muscovado sugar. Fruit salad with melon. Ginger cake soaked in golden syrup. Oak and vanilla from the cask. The alcohol is well integrated.

Palate: More of those dark red berries. Tropical fruit, including sticky mango and barbecued pineapples. Tobacco in an old leather pouch. Caramel and cinnamon. A menthol characteristic that reminds me of a rye whiskey. The alcohol lends body without burn.

Finish: Medium to long finish full of tropical fruit with ginger and spice towards the end.

Read Ed's full review of Heroes and Heretics Darkwood Rum here.

About this rum

Master Blended Omario Perdomo founded Travellers Liquors in 1953. They've been distilling rum since 1953. They gained their name from serving travellers along the main route into Belize City. Travellers uses high-test molasses with natural fermentation. This, coupled with a double-distillation method, gives their rum a smoother taste.

Darkwood Rum by Heroes & Heretics represents happy days in the Caribbean basin. There are bright, sunny mornings spent relaxing on a lounger. Lazy afternoons under green and lofty palm trees. And mysterious, adventurous evenings listen to the beat of the city around you.

Smile as you look upon temperate seas and clear blue skies. Feel the gorgeous white sands as they run through your toes. Hear the faint sound of steel drums playing. Smell the sweet scent of honeysuckle fill the fresh salty air. Enjoy sun ripened melon and peaches covered in honey and desiccated coconut.

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