Friday, August 10, 2012

Yehmon! Not Your Typical Rum

 Since 1968 Silvano Samaroi has used his fine honed palate to hand select and bottle some of the world's finest whiskies. For some time, he was the only non-British or non-Scottish person doing this type of work and doing it very well. Then came a trip to the Caribbean, when and where he fell in love with Rum. All of Samaroli's rums are hand picked barrels from small distilleries all along the Equator from Cuba to Fiji; they are then shipped back to his facility in Scotland for bottling and aging- preferring the aging seasons in Scotland to produce a finer quality rum.

His passion is our gain, and it is quite an honor to have on hand Rums that are so select that we most likely won't find their equals again!

Samaroli selections in house:

Caribbean 2003- Casks #6 and #8, Cuba
(As you can guess, can't be labeled Cuban in the US).
Bottle #89 of 648, aged 7 years a the time of bottling. 90 Proof

Flavor profile: Young, crisp, very clean with a fast finish. Has notes of vanilla, turbinado sugar, nutmeg and toasted nuts.

Fiji 2001- Cask #1, Fiji Islands
Bottle #235 of 350. Distilled in the Fiji Islands 2001. 90 Proof

Flavor profile: Grassy and medicinal nose. On the tongue smooth and buttery with balanced ripe banana, coconut and hint of hibiscus flower.

Guadeloupe 1998 Rhum Agricole- Casks #39 and #50
Bottle #161 of 330. Distilled in Guatemala. 90 Proof

Flavor profile: Spicy and smokey, slightly Scotch like in style, subtle vanilla. Finished in a used whiskey barrel and has a pressed cane flavor true to Agricole rhums.

Yehmon Evolution 2011- Multi-Cask, Caribbean Area
Bottle #238. Distilled in the Caribbean Area. 90 Proof
This 2011 blended rum features 12.5% each from the following single barrel selections:
1988 Demerara Dark Rum, 1990 Demerara Dark Rum, 1998 Demerara Dark Rum, 1996 Barbados, 2001 Barbados, 1992 Jamaica, 2000 Jamaica, and 2001 Fiji

Flavor profile: Complex and interesting. Vibrant with toasted nuts and vanilla, sassafras root during the finish.


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