The Schtick: This was a bottle that I tried blind and I reviewed live on the Whiskey Network Discord server, then got the reveal in order to fill in relevant details here.
It is a Barbados rum aged first in ex-bourbon then finished in cognac barrels in Panama before it is shipped to France for sale.
Distiller: Undisclosed Barbados Distiller for Maison Ferrand (Barbados)
Bottler: Maison Ferrand (France)
ABV: 40% ABV
Nose: Warm buttery frosting. Sweet cream. Toffee. Light rotting fruits, earthy sweetness. The fruits are more like papaya and some meatier melon. Overall, leans heavily in the brown sugar direction, with light fruitiness as well. No rubber or astringency here.
Taste: Sweet, fruit forward. Pineapple, papaya, melon, mango. Really nice. Sweet, a little unnaturally so. Not super dosed, but potentially a bit in there. Maple, brown sugar. Light tobacco, faint pepper. Leans more sweet again, with lots of molasses and light fruit funk.
Finish: Short to medium, rich molasses here with even more fruit than before. No heat. Really pretty nice. The fruits like cherry, strawberry and raspberry are more vibrant, which blends well with the brown sugar. Pretty sweet here, but not cloying or super dosed.
Overall + Guess: I liked this. The milder mouth feel tells me this is likely closer to 43% ABV or 45% ABV. I’m guessing a Guyana, Trinidad or Barbados rum. Mildly dosed. Not over 12 years old, likely closer to 8. I enjoyed it quite a bit, and bet it would make a great Painkiller cocktail.
Reveal: Kaniche Perfeccion Double Cask Panama Rum
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