GSN Review: Denizen Rum

Denizen Rum (80 proof)   Blended rums are not all that unusual.  What is unusual is a rum that comes from two different Caribbean islands, includes a mix of aged and unaged column still and pot-still rums that is ultimately blended in Holland.

Denizen is made from three types of rum including a column still one created at the Angostura distillery which is then aged by Denizen for an additional five years in oak.  The other rums include an unaged Trinidadian and a unique blend of 15 pot-still Jamaican rums.  Finally, they are all mixed together in Amsterdam and bottled.

It really is an unusual product.  Unlike most white rums, Denizen can be a sipping rum; but also gives additional body and flavor to any rum based cocktail.  There’s almost a rhum agricole taste going on.

Visual: Clear with some tiny white floating particulates in the bottle.
Nose: Sweet, with vanilla and caramel overtones.  A minerality similar to what you often find in vodka is also present.
Taste: Slightly smokey, with a bit of saltiness.  Rock candy sweetness is offset with a touch of woody bitterness making me think of sweet tobacco leaf.
Finish: Lingering notes of wood barrel, high tannic bitterness and a lactic sour quality similar to sourdough.

GSN Rating: B

For more information go to: Denizen Rum


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