Home Rum Rum Nook: Overview 96 – Bristol Traditional Jamaica Vale Royal Wedderburn 2002 9 yr previous

Rum Nook: Overview 96 – Bristol Traditional Jamaica Vale Royal Wedderburn 2002 9 yr previous

Rum Nook: Overview 96 – Bristol Traditional Jamaica Vale Royal Wedderburn 2002 9 yr previous


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Welcome to Lengthy Pond, Jamaica.


It has been fairly some time since I glided by Bristol Traditional – nicely, within the figurative sense of reviewing a few of their stuff. Personally, I’ve by no means been to Bristol Traditional and even simply Bristol.
So, I’m going to try this. Proper now. Within the figurative sense, that’s.
Since I’m rising a behavior of making an attempt out new issues these day, we’d as nicely mix the journey again to Bristol with one thing new:
Say hey to Bristol Traditional Jamaica Vale Royal Wedderburn 2002. 
A Jamaican coming for the now defunct distillery Lengthy Pond, which have an extended, lengthy historical past of manufacturing superior rums.

This explicit one was made on a pot nonetheless in 2002, within the fashion of Wedderburn, earlier than spending 11 years within the barrel. In 2011 it was bottled by Mr. Barret at Bristol Traditional at 40% ABV.

So, what was that about Wedderburn, you could suppose?
Within the previous days Jamaican rums had been divided into a number of classes based mostly on the extent of esters.
Wedderburn was as estery because it may get, which implies that we must be in for a cool trip filled with loopy flavours. However first a take a look at the bundle.
No field or tube with this one. Simply the standard Bristol Traditional bottle.
Traditional spirits bottle with an extended bulbous neck. It has a easy and clear look to it.
The label is a pleasant blue factor, which solely comprises a naked minimal of  particulars, such because the title and origin. On the again there’s a brief story in regards to the rum. Nothing spoiled by advertising, however it does counsel mixing an extended drink or making cocktails. I’m not doing that although.
Let’s see … relocated from bottle to glass, we get a really pale straw colored liquid, which jogs my memory various white wine.
If you put your face within the glass, you received’t be in any doubt.
That is certainly Jamaican pot nonetheless, with many heavy funk notes.

Huge rubber comes out first, however is shortly joined by concentrated apple juice, and a handfull of lichees. 

There’s a layer of sunshine woods, which feels handled in delicate oils.

Not tremendous fascinating or particular in any manner. Only a plain previous funky Jamaican.

Tremendous funky and fruity with nice stability.
Major flavours are the apple juice and lichees, which had been additionally current on the nostril.
However add to {that a} layer of resin with a splash of juniper.
Lastly there’s a delicate caramel contact to it, which cloaks a few sharper notes.
The rubbery notes from the nostril peeks in, however shortly depart once more.

Very tasty little factor, with a few fascinating flavours, which I haven’t encountered fairly often.

It doesn’t really feel very lengthy lived. It heats up for some time after which it slowly fades away.
Nothing new materialises alongside the way in which, and in just some minutes it’s all gone.

It leaves peacefully and bodes a speedy return – as a result of I actually need one other sip now.

Ranking and closing ideas
One other good rum from Bristol Traditional. I need to say that I’m glad, that my unexplained love for the model lasted past the primary couple of slightly doubtful encounters, previous the Caroni 74 and onwards from there.
Very good and nicely made Lengthy Pond.
Comes off a bit boring on the nostril at first. However if you begin sipping it greater than makes up for it.
It isn’t in any manner a marvel, and it feels slightly younger. However it’s nonetheless very a lot drinkable and actually fairly good.
I can’t assist however marvel if one other 5 or 10 years within the barrel would have been good for it, however it does have already got a pointy wood edge to it, so I’m undecided that extra wooden affect would do it any favours.
I discovered it for round €50 and at that value, you get , correct rum. Nothing fancy, only a good previous flavourful pot nonetheless rum. If you happen to like pot nonetheless Jamaicans, then this could undoubtedly go in your listing.
On the finish of the day you might do rather a lot worse, and when you’re not significantly keen on pot nonetheless rums, then this could possibly be an effective way to provide them one other go.
Having tried a good quantity of Jamaicans, I’ve but to discover a distillery, which stands out in a unfavourable manner. So, Lengthy Pond appears as protected a wager as another Jamaicans.
This explicit one has been an excellent expertise. Pretty good rum at a really first rate value. What’s to not like about that?
And when placing it into the context, the rating lands at a…



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