This review focuses on a rather unusual rum expression from Diamond distillery in Guyana and it was distilled in 2004, matured in a bourbon hogshead for 12 years before being bottled at a navy strength of 57% in 2017.
So, let's dive right into the review!
The Single Cask Diamond Rum 2004 12 Years Old (57% abv)
Nose: Acetone at the fore, with packing tape, creosote a slight hint of molasses and white pepper. Mellows slowly and reveals white grapes, more white pepper and spicy juniper. . Palate: Hot and spicy initially with a lot of alcohol. Sears the palate clean and then introduces acetone notes coupled with white grapes and molasses from the nose. White pepper, oak and cinnamon sugar emerge along with the white wine hints from the nose. Finish: Long, lingering and warming finish with the ferocious heat having faded a fair bit. The molasses, acetone and pepper hints are the most dominant aspects at the very end.
This expression is available by the dram or as a part of a flight at The Single Cask and can also be purchased by the bottle at the following link: