Blended for the discerning palate of the contemporary wrongdoers
29 Aug '13
The distillation and aging process takes place in Trinidad where the rum matures in oak barrels for a minimum of four years before it is carefully blended by hand. The result is butterscotch and cinnamon spice aromas on the nose with a smooth and buttery finish in the mouth.
I must admit I have not always been a major drinker of rum, but since I moved to NZ and discovered the Stolen brand I have been increasingly converted away from my usual Whiskey & Bourbons
This drink comes only with fine notes and aroma. The nose is only slight with fruit, toffee and vanilla. The taste also with fine but distinguished aromas, like toffee. The bitter aftertaste stays only short as well.
A bit of bite at the start and a good finish with no harsh afterburn. This is a really good rum and very good value for money. As a sipper 8 / 10 and as a mixer with ginger beer , slice of lime and ice (as indicated on the bottle) also 8 / 10.
At present only available in NZ and Aus , on a slight down side the new bottles are not as flash as the one pictured !! Keeping the cost down i suppose.
26 Jan '15
I am really impressed by this Rum. From a price point of view locally it was at the bottom end of the scale with a palate closer to the top end.
Smooth and flavourful without being overpowered with caramel or Oak tones, converted two whiskey drinkers and a bourbon drinker last time we busted it out at a party. Neat, straight or if you have to mixed, this is a great edition to try.