The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of rum distilled at Moneymusk in 2007 that is bottled under The Ultimatum label after aging for 9 years.
Bottler: The Ultimatum
ABV: 46% ABV
Age: 9 Years
Nose: Sweet mango, pineapple, vanilla. Rich Dole fruit syrup, light funk and some caramel. Lots of nice ripe banana. Overall, on the lighter side, but an enticing nose.
Taste: Thin mouth feel. No real heat. Caramel, honey, light esters and pear. Faint ham note, mango, some plantain.
Finish: Medium length finish, some mild heat. Less sweet here but fruity and floral. Honey, apples, light mango, faint banana.
Overall: Honestly, this wasn’t bad, but it was thin and disjointed. A little longer finish and a bit richer mouth feel and we’d be in business on this one. That said, I wish I had more of this so I could play with it in some cocktails.
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