Sunday, April 14, 2024

Rum Nook: Overview 94 – Kill Satan Guyana Uitvlugt 1997 18 yr outdated.


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Atypical, mediocre Uitvlugt. 

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Since there’s about one billion indie bottlers on the market,
why not strive a more recent one?
And one which follows a formulation already confirmed to work by others.
Take an outdated and skilled whisky bottler and add rum.
That’s the way you get from whisky bottler Hunter Laing to the Version Spirits
aspect venture to Kill Satan rums.

Sure. I do know. Kill Satan is sort of a moderately arbitrary title,
aside from the actual fact, that it’s the oldest recognized title for rum. Personally I
imagine they need to a moved a bit off path and chosen a extra distinctive title. However
maybe that’s why I don’t work in promoting.

There’s much more background story to the Kill Satan
model, however since I’m extra in regards to the rum and technical geekery, and never a lot
the corporate heritage, please discuss with the hyperlink on the backside, which can take
you to an excellent interview with Andrew Laing, which is the person behind Kill Satan
rums.
In 2015 they launched their first line of rums, and amongst
these have been an 18 yr outdated 1997 Uitvlugt from Guyana.
A single cask rum yielding simply 357 bottles at an
fascinating 46% ABV, with out chill filtering, colouring or different components.
Simply good, clear rum.
Being an Uitvlugt it must be a steady nonetheless rum, however I
haven’t been in a position to get any affirmation, and plenty of of those indie Demeraras
is usually a bit shady, in relation to their actual delivery place.
First you see the black card board tube, with black colored
steel lids. Fairly good.
On the entrance of the tube we discover the model title, together with
a smaller ”field”, which accommodates data in regards to the rum Not a lot. Simply naked
minimums.
Inside we’re handled with a black bottled with barely
broadened shoulders, and a longish slender neck. Up prime we discover a low cost
artificial cork with a plastic stopper.
The label is constituted of two elements. The decrease one is similar
to the data field on the tube. The higher one, is a moderately giant one, which
depicts an lithography of a satan, with outdated type boarders, and the model title
printed  in a central place.
On the again there’s one other label, which tells the story
in regards to the Kill Satan title, and the place it comes from.
Pouring a glass, we discover a mild straw colored liquid. Variety
of makes you marvel how some single digit rums will be nearly black, after they
declare to don’t have anything added … coughDonPapaYouBigCheatI’mLookingAtYoucough.
Swirling leaves a
tremendous skinny layer of barely seen residue, and some medium legs.
Fairly sharp wood scents on the nostril, with a lighter
profile.
There’s not a lot else there. Type of unusual once I assume
about earlier Uitvlugt encounters.

It bears extra resemblances with the pencil shaving
Enmore/Versailles than typical Uitvlugts. Behind 50 shades of wooden, there’s additionally a imprecise layer of
menthol.

Past that theres can be some flower notes and itsy-bitsy
marzipan, that are extra traditional Uitvlugt notes. However they’re far, far method.
Very slender and sadly fairly boring on the nostril.
It comes with plenty of references to the nostril.
Lighter profiled 50 shades of wooden together with quite a lot of
spices. Peppers, cinnamon, ginger and menthol. There’s additionally just a little little bit of
fruits, with a few good inexperienced apples and black grapes.
On the very again I lastly discover some typical Demerara notes.
Molasses, raisins and dates.
Not within the typical wealthy and heavy Demerara sense, however method
extra laid again.
Far more fascinating tastewise than on the nostril. And clearly
a a lot wanted enchancment.
It leaves with quite a lot of warmth, and extra wood notes.
The wooden fades moderately rapidly, and leaves room for some
bitter candy caramelised lemon peel.
There’s a good dryness to it, which does the correct
cleansing of your mouth, preparing for an additional sip.
Ranking and remaining
ideas

This isn’t a typical Uitvlugt, and if you happen to just like the flowery,
marzipan richness of typical Uitvlugts, this rum goes to bother the crap out
of you.

Being a fan of that actual kind of Uitvlugts, I need to say that
I’m just a little disillusioned.
Stripping it from its heritage, it’s nevertheless an gratifying
drink.
You gained’t be spending hours nosing it. It’s too boring for
that.
However it’s moderately straightforward to drink, if you’re into the woody
stuff, and it doesn’t actually harm anyone with its manageable 46% energy.
It has lengthy gone from the numerous on-line outlets, however I paid €100
for it once I purchased it. And for a worth like that, you might have much more
choices. Positive, you’ll most likely not be capable to discover a 18 yr outdated Demerara for a
worth like this, however there are various higher rums on the market on this vary.
In hindsight, I ought to have let this one go, and acquired
one other one.
My curiosity has been poked nevertheless and I can’t wait to strive
extra Kill Satan indies. Hopefully that is the odd one out and different KD
bottlings are simply plain superior. I’ll have to research additional.

For now, this one seems like a mediocre first effort, which
shouldn’t wow the avid indie bottle connaisseur.

However for what it’s value, it leaves my desk with a…

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