The first rum 100% produced at st. Nicholas abbey (10, 12 and 15 year was made at foursquare). It's a cane juice based pot/collum still rum. The color is lightly golden, and almost clear. Beautiful. The first thing that hits my nose is fresh, sweet peaches followed by a bit of vanilla and newly cut hay. There's a very summer like feel to the scent. My mouth is met by a rum that, given it's age, is astonishingly and sublimely smooth and so well balanced. Slightly floral notes of hay, vanilla, peaches and figs unfolds in my mouth and finishes on a gentle wooden note. As with the 15 year big brother, this is an incredibly elegant rum, with delicate frail notes. St. nicholas abbey, more then lives up to the quality of the foursquare benchmark, and i'm really looking forward to seeing where this product lands with further maturation. This is bloody good!
Amazing offering from St. Nicholas Abbey
4 Feb '16
After getting the 2011 12-year old as a gift and picking up the 10-year and 15-year of 2013, I was really looking forward to getting my hands on the Estate-produced St. Nicholas Abbey 5-year. The 5-year, although not a Fourquare-produced rum as the previous aged offerings were, carries the tradition of amazing Abbey rums. This is much more smooth and complex than what would normally be expected from a 5-year rum. It has more earthy tones to it than the older Abbey rums and is less sweet, but it so smooth. No harshness at all. No lingering bite. There is no way I would be using this as a mixer given how difficult it is to get it.
Exceptionally well balanced and the same soft velvety character that was in the nose comes forth here too. It`s rich, warm, welcoming with notes of toffee, vanilla, orange peel and tropical fruit backed up by some spicier woody notes.
Use this as both sipper and mixer.
Sugar 0 - 5 GPL.
Finally got a chance to taste this rum and now I can't wait for a chance to sample the 10, 12, or 15 year old versions. Golden yellow in color with the taste of honey and some vanilla and orange,finishing with a little bit of spice. On the nose it has the aroma of clover blossoms. It's like bees made this rum. Extremely smooth finish with no harsh bite at all. Great rum!
St. Nicholas Abbey 5-Year
11 Nov '16
Deze nieuwe Distilleerderij op Barbados komt nu met zijn eerste eigen rum. De vorige versies kwamen van Foursquare en moet ik nog proberen.
Voor zo'n jonge rum is er al aardig wat smaak. Caramel, tropisch fruit, kandij en iets vegetaals (als een agricole).
Lichte alcohol burn. Zacht en ietwat droog. Bevalt prima. Nu is het wachten tot de oudere rums gaan komen.
Hard to believe this rum is only 5 years old. Uncommonly smooth, with a delicate fragrance and a light presence. Because it hasn't been resting in wooden barrels in the hot tropics for very long, the oak tones are slight, making room for fruit and gentle spice. Wonderful stuff here.