1731 Dominican Republic XO Rum

1731 Dominican Republic XO Rum

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I have extremely fond and slightly fuzzy memories of riding a really small horse or donkey (cant really remember) in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic when I was competing in the PKRA kiteboarding world tour. I do remember drinking a food quantity of the local Dominican rum which I loved- the locals called it Mama Juana ~ a concoction of local rum, red wine and honey which is soaked in bark and herbs which promise benefits of a sexual potency and aura like no other. We gave it a nickname of liquid viagra. 

…..anyways back to the point…. In 1731 the British navy decided to provide a cup of rum to each sailor each and every day as a part of his wage. 1731 Rum is crafted to be an ode to that. The rums under this label are made the way is supposed to! No artificially colouring or any sugar added and they are all fully aged in the climate of the distillery. You won’t find any caramel giving the rum it’s colour here like other rums on the market. This is a la natural! 

This is a small batch release bottled at 46% ABV.

On the nose think~ painted wood, freshly cut roses, butterscotch, chewing gum balls and stamens of lilies.

One the palate think ~ coffee, citrus and hints of oak with a nuance of flowers, freshly mown grass and mint.