That Boutique-y Rum Company, Diamond Distillery 18-Year-Old
Just 970 bottles of this example of Diamond Distillery have been released. No note is made of the style of rum, many of which are produced at Diamond, so we are left to taste and enjoy. The palate gives blackcurrant sorbet, a note of Bordeaux cask, moving into nutty Oloroso Sherry, quince paste, strawberry jam and figs. This develops to dates, raspberry fruit tea, aged oolong tea, and some hints of cigar smoke and oak char, with Black Jack sweets on the finish. A real oddity, but tasty nonetheless.