Demerara Solera 14 Rel. 2015
Rum Nation Demerara Solera N° 14 is born from sugar cane molasses in British Guyana, as a skilled blend of various vintages from pot stills (to give it full bodied richness) and column stills (for a lighter backbone of crisp drinkability). Main aging is in ex-Bourbon American oak barrels for a creamy sweetness, then a 12 months period into fresh sherry butts (Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso) enhances its spicy character. A small percentage of very old Enmore rum is finally added to the blend for further complexity and “dark” character.
Appearance: Dark orange, almost like chestnut honey.
Nose: Sweet molasses, dark, musty, with a toasted note and a winey and slightly sour hint.
Palate: Its dark sweetness reminds of muscovado sugar. Chestnuts, dark chocolate, raisins, a trace of fermented fruit, but mainly intense sugared coffee.
Finish: Sweet, thick, with a slightly musty note. Winey influence from the sherry casks.
Comment: A robust and sweet rum, in which the sugar content is balanced by a dark and toasted character.