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Swell De Spirits Barbados Rum WIRD 1996

Sale price£164.95
Only 4 bottles left

Key Facts About This Barbados Rum

Bottler: Swell De Spirits

Founder: Michael Barbaria

Range: Flashback #7

Distillery: WIRD

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.

Swell De Spirits Barbados Rum WIRD 1996
Swell De Spirits Barbados Rum WIRD 1996 Sale price£164.95
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Michael Barbaria, Swell de Spirits

Meet The Founder

Michael Barbaria

Swell de Spirits was founded by Michael Barbaria in 2021. Michael's two great loves in life are exceptional spirits, and surfing. So he launched independent bottler Swell de Spirits to combine his love of both.

In a relatively short period Michael has made a big mark on the world of artisan spirits. And gained quite a fan base around the world. Rather than focus on one particular spirits category, Michael bottles them all - as he loves them all. From world whiskies, through rums, to cognacs and more. But what they all have in common is that they really are exceptional quality. Michael has an excellent palate and leans towards big flavour bombs. Each of his releases is beautifully present, and some of the label designs are works of pop art in their own right.