Rum Nation Engenho Novo Whiskey Cask 2009/2018 52%
Another full-bodied “agricole” rum from this very traditional distillery on the island of Madeira, this time fully matured in bourbon barrels. Very concentrated and dark, it has a rich sweetness of dates, ripe figs and sultana raisins, with notes of cola and black tea. The herbal note, as expected for a full-sugarcane rum, is noticeable. The sweetness is soon backed by a very peppery character, a pleasantly oaky note and plenty of liquorice root. The finale is drier than expected.