Review #1526 – Transcontinental Rum Line Guadeloupe 2013

The Schtick: This is a bottling of rum from Guadeloupe by the LMV brand Transcontinental Rum Line. While cane juice rums are the norm here, this bottling was produced from molasses. It was aged for 3 years in the tropics, and 1 more year in Europe before bottling at 43% with no coloring or additives.

Review #1526 | Rum Review #95

Distiller: Bonne Mere

Bottler: La Maison Velier

Brand: Transcontinental Rum Line

Selection: N/A

ABV: 43% ABV

Age: 4 Years


Nose: Sweet and bright – brown sugar, toffee, notes of banana, + papaya. No funk, sweet citrus and honey. The nose is very sweet.

Taste: Thin to medium mouth feel. Honey, faint rubber, sweet papaya and mango. Nice rum character here combined with a youthful spirity character. Not a ton going on but it’s all peasant. Heat is very well behaved also.

Finish: Short to medium in length. Nice complexity here, equal sharing between tropical fruits, brown sugar, a rubbery rum character and some pepper.

Overall: While this isn’t blowing anyone away, it’s pleasant and far more than competent. I really like it. Everything it’s doing is the stuff I like, and it’s a lighter, more versatile profile that pairs well with anything.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


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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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