The first batch and bottling of rum from the J. Gow Distillery from That Boutique-y Rum Company. Located up in Orkney, Scotland, this rum was matured in chestnut and virgin oak casks and bottled after 2 years. It uses 3 parts chestnut cask, and one part virgin oak. The former cask type makes this rum stand out, allowing for a more rapid maturation. This rum is sure to stand out, with a strong abv of 57.2% abv, and another intriguing graphic novel style label. This is a batch of 220 bottles and will be turning eyes northward for first-rate, characterful rum from now on.
The nose gives aromas of clementine, herbaceous notes, sultanas and oaky tannins. The palate is trans-seasonal, giving hints of summer flowers, jam tarts, honey, as well as Christmas spices. The finish is rich, with splendid oaky spice, with a harmony of strong thyme and black tea. Splendid rum-making.