The 2022 entry within the Mount Homosexual Grasp Blender Assortment is The Madeira Cask Expression rum.
That is the fifth limited-edition launch within the annual top-shelf collection from the historic Barbados producer. The collection debuted in 2018 with the discharge of XO: The Peat Smoke Expression, created by former Grasp Blender Allen Smith. Since 2019, when Trudiann Branker took over as Grasp Blender, she has overseen the discharge of the expressions Pot Nonetheless Rum, The Port Cask Expression and Andean Oak Cask.
For this 12 months’s launch, Branker regarded to Madeira, the Portuguese island off the coast of Morocco, identified for making fortified wine. Utilizing solely column distilled rums, she positioned the liquid in seasoned Madeira wine casks six years in the past.
The result’s a nostril of pear, oak, grapefruit, vanilla and butterscotch, the corporate experiences. On the palate, the column distilled rum is married with Madeira wine notes from the barrel, together with honey, grapes, pear, citrus rind and dried fruit.
“I used to be impressed by Madeira’s wealthy historical past and experience of ageing wine,” says Branker. “After we positioned the column distilled rum in these lovely barrels six years in the past, I had a affected person curiosity realizing that at some point, the liquid from these barrels would convey a wholly new taste profile to our distinct rum. What developed actually pushed my palate past what I assumed Mount Homosexual rum do, and I’m proud to launch Madeira Cask as this 12 months’s Grasp Blender Assortment.”