Swell De Spirits Barbados Rum WIRD 1996
Key Facts About This Barbados Rum
Bottler: Swell De Spirits
Founder: Michael Barbaria
Range: Flashback #7
Age: 27 years old
Distilled: January 1996
Matured: 80% continental ageing
Bottled: March 2023
Spirit: Barbados Rum
Cask: Refill American oak cask
Alcohol by Volume: Barrel proof at 61.9%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Outturn: 160 bottles
Bottle Size: 500ml
Please note: we have two versions, one with clean, new labels, one with water-damaged, stained labels (the latter being discounted).
WIRD 1996 Year Old Tasting Notes
Colour: Apple Juice
Nose: Rubbery funk, bouquet of roses, milk chocolate covered hazelnuts, extra juicy peaches with cream and honey, hard fruit candy, popcorn, vanilla fudge, toasted brioche with blackcurrant jam and lemon curd, plus fresh satin sheets and a stable full of hay.
On palate: Wonderfully buttery with mint chocolate chip ice cream, white vanilla chocolate fudge, lemon pie, champagne, hay, anise twists, clove balls, clove, liquorice stick, freshly printed magazine covers and herbal notes. It's like an exotic whiskey!
Finish: Good spicy length with vanilla caramel and cinnamon pastries dipped in spicy hot chocolate.
Overall: Funk, spice and all things pleasant, a beautifully balanced whole that will also appeal to lovers of old grains and exotic Whisky.
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