Review #1070 – Velier Vale Royal VRW 2006 12yo (National Rums of Jamaica)

Review #1070 | Rum Review #56 – Velier Vale Royal VRW 2006 12yo (National Rums of Jamaica)

The Schtick: This was distilled in 2006 by the now burned down Long POnd Distillery. I have all four releases in the series to review, and this is day one. Let’s hop in.

On a personal note, sorry it’s been a couple of days since my last posting. I recently wrapped up a move and man, it feels like more work every time. But the boxes are done and life is grand, so it’s time to get back to it. Here we go.


Distiller: Long Pong

Bottler: Velier

ABV: 62.5% ABV

Age: 12 Years


Nose: Sweet toffee, roasted peanuts. Honey, brine and savory meats. Pineapple, lightly funky, loads of papaya. Really brutish tar note creeps in. Lightly wood, but overall very sweet with a nice fruity and savory streak to it.

Taste: Oh lawd. Brash and powerful. Thick, rich, loaded with salted caramel and some rotting fruit funk. Rich plastic, ash, molasses and honey roasted peanuts. Tons of vanilla here, a bit of oak, the heat is present and powerful.

Finish: Long, rich and complex. Molasses, creme brulee, rich funky fruits.

Overall: This is a powerful dram, but a lovely one. It’s brash, complex and delicious. I’m already excited for the next one.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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