The Hine Cognac cask used for this release previously contained 1975 cognac from this legendary Cognac distillery. We were absolutely stunned by the quality of this lovely rum as this is a brandy rather than a rum in both the nosing and tasting, a very refined dram. It was distilled in 1997 and has endured a little over 2 years of tropical aging. After its first years in the tropics, it reached a wonderful maturity of 24 years, having enjoyed continental aging since 2000.
Nose: This Uitvlugt immediately grabs your attention, what a submission this is! Very cognac-like, you can definitely smell the cognac here; Grapes. Aside from the obvious grape notes, lovely ginger and mandarin oranges evolve into a hint of tobacco leaf.
Flavors: Cognac influences again, grapes and the aforementioned tobacco leaves evolve into beautiful oak spices, even dusty cabinet and some cranberries in the background.
Finish: An impressively long, lively long and elegant... no it's more
a refined finish. More wood herbs and tobacco come into play, and some sour grapes. The longer the finish is at work, the more forest fruit flavor comes to the fore.
We were absolutely stunned by the quality of this lovely rum as this is a brandy rather than a rum i..
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