Review #1079 – Velier Long Pond TECC 2007 11yo (National Rums Of Jamaica)

Review #1079 | Rum Review #59 – Velier Long Pond TECC 2007 11yo (National Rums Of Jamaica)

The Schtick: This was distilled in 2007 by the now affected Long Pond Distillery. They lost some barrels in a blaze but otherwise seem fine and should be back to us in a decade or two. I have all four releases in the series to review, and this is day two, so let’s keep the party going. 

Here’s previous days if you missed them:

  1. Velier Vale Royal VRW 2006 12yo (National Rums of Jamaica)
  2. Velier Cambridge STCE 2005 13yo (National Rums of Jamaica)
  3. Velier Long Pond TECA 2003 15yo (National Rums of Jamaica)

Distiller: Long Pond

Bottler: Velier

ABV: 62.5% ABV

Age: 11 Years

Nose: Peach, brown sugar. Rotting banana and papaya. Light mango. Plastic and rubber notes. Really interesting, fairly complex with funk showing it’s power, while not dominating. 

Taste: Rich mouth feel. Sweet honey, caramel, papaya and lemon. The heat kicks into gear a bit, as does the funk. Rich burning rubber, light plastic, the rotting fruit is present and unmistakable. Lots of tobacco on the end. 

Finish: Long, rich and funky. The fruit has almost completely given way to burning ash, rubbery funk and rotting fruits and leather. Tobacco is here and it’s really interesting. 

Overall: This is powerful, unique and a real treat. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7


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