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The Duchess Guyana Uitvlugt - 1993 - 27yo
Comments by Serge Valentin - Whiskyfun
Uitvlugt 27 yo 1993/2020 (50.1%, The Duchess, Guyana, cask #5, 189 bottles) *****
I’ve often noticed that rums that would display lovely photographs or paintings, or drawings of animals, especially birds, were better than the others. Why that? Because of a better care for Nature? Aesthetics? Good sentiments? Colour: gold. Nose: I love them all. Kerosene, olive brine, liquorice, lime, tar and bergamots, that just is a perfect combination in my book. What’s more, the 27 years have rounded it off, without taking any fiery aromas away. With water: liquorice tar brine olives paraffin mint eucalyptus. Mouth (neat): yes, excellent. Some kind of mentholated and liquorice-ised (what?) hay spirit (ever tried to let ferment and distil hay? You should!) Lovely salty liquorice, bits of anchovies and olives, and then even more liquorice. I just adore liquorice, I’m glad Haribo have revived an old French brand called ‘Zan’ – but why am I telling you this? With water: a bigger saltiness and more assorted citrus. Some tobacco too, liquorice marshmallows, even oysters… Finish: rather long and perfect. Comments: perfect but the sample was too small. May we get a double magnum next time? I-am-joking.
SGP:463 - 91 points.