|Kintra Spirits & The Rum Mercenary
|Refill bourbon Cask
Sample X is a brand by the excellent Whisky/Rum Mercenary. I'm sorry I'm a little late with this one. Colour: deep gold. Nose: in my humble book, Travellers is often pretty close to Foursquare, really. This very one's pretty floral, it's got triple-sec, buttercups, honeysuckle, light white nougat, whiffs of church incense (amen) and that thing that works like Proust's madeleine, Armenian Paper. But whoops, just noticed the ABV… With water: vanilla, fresh sawdust, maple syrup, fudge. Easy. Mouth (neat): focused, on Cointreau aged in oak and kept at 70% vol. More or less. Big vanilla. With water: liquid nougat, pistachio syrup (another sin), sesame syrup as well (yet another sin…) Finish: medium, on sweet nuts. I'm reminded of that killing chocolate bar called Snickers, by Mars Incorporated. Don't we all remain kids forever? Comments: I think I'll send an invoice to Mars Incorporated. After all, some call me an influencer (where have I put my gun?)
Distilled on 10.2007 at the prestigious Travellers Distillery in Belize, this rum is a testament to the craftsmanship that goes into every bottle. Belize has long been renowned for its production of high-quality rum, and this expression is no exception. The careful selection of sugarcane and the distillery's meticulous production methods have contributed to the creation of a truly remarkable spirit.
Bottled on 10.2007 by the independent bottler Sample X, this release is a joint venture between Kintra Spirits from Holland and The Rum Mercenary from Belgium. Both Eric Molenaar of Kintra Spirits and Jurgen Vromans of The Rum Mercenary are esteemed individuals in the spirits industry, known for their discerning palates, expertise in cask selection, and their penchant for curating exceptional releases.
Eric and Jurgen, as they are fondly referred to, share not only a friendship but also a deep passion for the world of spirits. Their collaboration is a harmonious union of their knowledge, experience, and love for rum. Together, they have embarked on numerous projects that have garnered acclaim among enthusiasts and collectors.
Travellers 13 Years Old Belize Rum Sample X stands as a testament to their joint efforts. With an impressive alcohol volume of 61.8%, this rum demands attention. The high proof promises a bold and intense drinking experience, amplifying the flavors and allowing them to shine.
This special release showcases the rich and complex flavors that have developed over 13 years of aging in oak barrels. Each sip reveals layers of nuance, from the velvety caramel notes to the tantalizing hints of tropical fruits and exotic spices. The careful aging process has resulted in a rum of remarkable depth and character.
Limited in availability, Travellers 13 Years Old Belize Rum Sample X is highly sought after by rum enthusiasts and collectors alike. Each bottle is a unique treasure, individually numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This ensures its provenance and rarity, further enhancing its desirability.
For those fortunate enough to acquire a bottle of this exceptional rum, it represents an opportunity to embark on a sensory journey. The aromas that waft from the glass invite exploration, hinting at the wonders within. With each sip, one is transported to the sun-drenched shores of Belize, where the spirit of the Travellers Distillery comes to life.
In conclusion, Travellers 13 Years Old Belize Rum Sample X is the culmination of Eric Molenaar and Jurgen Vromans' collaboration, resulting in a rum that embodies their shared passion for the craft. It is a testament to the artistry and dedication of the Travellers Distillery in Belize, as well as the discerning palates and expertise of these two esteemed individuals.