|Beenleigh Artisan Distillery
|Refill Bourbon Cask
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.
10 Years Oceanian Aging
When we were contacted by Beenleigh’s master distiller Steve Magarry if we were interested in releasing a Beenleigh we where instantly excited about this. It’s not the typical country when thinking about rum but as a matter of fact it is one of the oldest in the world.
They have their roots in Guyana and when they started in the old days on a riverboat most of their workers where from Guyana!
We came across this particular cask and we are very excited about this release. This definitely a edition anyone should try.
The Platypus is actually swimming ion front of the river the distillery is using for its water when distilling.