Beenleigh Artisan Distillery 13 Years Old The Duchess Cask 38 63.4% 2007
€ 75,02 (in. BTW)
|Distileerderij||Beenleigh Artisan Distillery|
|Serie||Platypus Special Edition|
|Cask Type||Refill Bourbon Cask|
10 Years Oceanian Aging
Weirdly funky with paint stripper and oak. Sweet sugarcane, quite chemical, but also with some red fruits, and apricot.
The palate isn’t too sharp with some warm-up (as in, you should work up to this). Peppery heat, chemical paint stripper, but other things too. Fruits, grassy notes of sugarcane. Apricot, cherries and strawberries.
The finish is more typical of good rum, a bit sweeter. More herbaceous than sweet, but all on steroids.
While this paint-stripper stuff sounds negative, it actually is not. It does remind me a little bit of the gentler St. Lucia rums, and those are quite lovely. It’s a bit like peated whisky differs from unpeated whisky.
All in all this is quite a lovely drink, and because of it’s history and rather unique origins (yes, I know Bundaberg rum exists) it makes it all the more interesting.