Don Q’s Signature Launch Single Barrel 2009 was hand chosen by the grasp distiller from a choice of the Serrallés household’s personal rum shares, then laid to relaxation in charred American oak casks earlier than bottling in 2019.
This restricted version gentle bodied aged rum is an expertly crafted noble spirit — a advantageous instance of the Puerto Rican fashion.
It was designed following the development of Don Q’s Signature Launch Single Barrel Assortment — after the 2005 and 2007 editions — as a light-weight rum, distilled in a multi-column alembic nonetheless after which aged at 150 proof for a decade in single-use white oak barrels, beforehand used for Bourbon whiskey.
The medium amber shade suggests an extended resting interval in oak. Aromas of fruit and spice with smokey oak dominate, earlier than honey butter and vanilla over fruit cake and compote, with only a trace of molasses. On the palate, a daring entry of toasted oak results in a creamy mouthfeel with butter cookie, accented by vanillin and Crème brûlée, earlier than hints of bitter cocoa and charred oak linger within the medium lengthy end.
Having fun with Single Barrel 2009
For upscale cocktails like a Rum Outdated Customary, this gentle bodied, well-aged spirit is a superb alternative, or get pleasure from sipping it slowly on the rocks in a beneficiant tumbler.
This 750ml bottle of Don Q Signature Launch Single Barrel 2009, bottled at 40% abv, sells for about $49.
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