Kill Devil, Guyana Diamond Rum 11yo (700ml)
Kill Devil Single Cask Rum,
Guyana Diamond Pot Still 11YO Rum,
American Oak ex-Bourbon, 9 Years
Ex-Sherry Port Ellen Cask, 2 Years
The family behind independent bottler Hunter Laing, who are more well known for their single cask, single malt Scotch bottlings (such as Old Malt Cask), have had their first foray into the rum market.
The 'Kill Devil' range is comprised of limited edition, aged single cask rums from across the Caribbean and South Pacific.
The old folk term 'Kill Devil' was the name given to homemade rums by many of these islanders in the 17th and18th Century.
Today the superstitions have gone but these areas still remain the source of many exotic rums that have been selected exclusively to showcase the quality and diversity that they have to offer.
This expression of Guyana pot still rum has been matured initially in an American white oak cask, before finishing in a former Port Ellen whisky cask.
The Port Ellen left its mark with smoke and leather on the palate.
One of only 690 bottles.
Nose: Notes of liquorice, molasses, toffee and vanilla which nestle nicely alongside a touch of peat bog, tar and some whisky-like savoury aromas.
Palate: The initial entry is full on peaty smoke and tar. Mid palate develops molasses, treacle toffee and some smoky raisins come through. A complex array of spicy notes coming in and out of play as well.
Finish: Smokiness and peatiness fade nicely into treacle toffee and raisin notes. Long, complex and very tasty.