Review #1154 – Helios Rum

Review #1154 | Rum Review #70 – Helios Rum

The Schtick: “It is a dry column using 100% sugar cane in Okinawa. Characterized by taste and rich flavor of the sugar cane. HELIOS distillery using sugar cane in Okinawa in 1961 From the rum-making began. This is Matsuda Tadashi, the founder’s “wine in the land sourced is made from crops” Principle and is the starting point. “Heliosram” is a wine exactly the origin of the Helios distillery said.” For maximum authenticity, I took the Japanese and translated it to English using Google, so here we are. 


Distiller: Helios 

Bottler: Helios

Selection: N/A

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS 


Nose: Sweet, musty, tomatoes, overripe fruits. Really really really sweet in a rotting fruit way without that big ester punch. Really weird. Light vinegar. 

Taste: Thin to medium. Really strange. Sweet and earthy, musty and funky. VInegar, tomatoes, banana, odd perfume note I cant put my finger on. 

Finish: Short, sweet and funky. Oddly fruity again in a way I can’t describe

Overall: This is super weird and interesting but it’s not for me. It’s so sweet and pungent in a non estery way that leaves me with the strangest impression. 

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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