Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
I tried this alongside the Mezan Jamaica 2000. I prefer the 2000.
Both were dry, but the 2000 had a lot more flavor to it, while the XO was relatively plain in comparison. Smells and tastes of oak and spice with a touch of bourbon.
Not bad, but I recommend the Jamaica 2000.
Pretty clear gold color. Floral and fruity notes and the oak stay discreet. Lot of banana flavor. The taste is sweet with a short dry finish . First rum from this company. Nice discovery .
With his 'untouched' caracter, this Mezan has a nice light gold color. On the nose , as annouced the banana is well present. Smooth and a little too short in mouth.
It was quite a suprise and a like the idea of honest rum which do not try to change what it is by adding extra ingredient.
This is an elegant masterpiece, smooth yet full of overripe fruit, pot still funk, freshly sawed sandalwood and a touch of allspice. Not nearly as intense as more traditional Jamaicans (Hamilton, Smith & Cross, Wray & Nephew), this is a more nuanced and refined rum which deserves to be enjoyed neat. It's wonderful.
Ok I feel really mean giving this a 4 as others really loved it and it does have some plus point, ie no detectable added sugar and only a small amount of added E150. The thing is even with all that, I didn't like it and here's why - that overripe stewed banana taste. Now don't get me wrong, I like bananas but not the banana that’s in this. You can taste other things too, it gives complex oaky tobacco and I'm guessing it's been aged in American and the finish is fairly long but.. it's not for me. Sorry all the folks at Mezan and thanks for trying to really cut down on additives too.
Jamaican funk, dry finish and some years in wood. Relatively new in the market but great quality overall. Pot still notes and great complexity, full of depth and character