Appearance : colourless
Nose : rich, powerful. The delicately tarry first nose is characterized by notes of fermented exotic fruits (banana, pineapple, passion fruit) and burnt sugar cane juice. Mineral (slate), once allowed to breathe, it becomes medicinal (ointment, mustard seed), camphoric and rubbery. A few heady florals (iris, dahlia) gradually fragrance an atmosphere that, with lots of nuance, places sugar cane at the heart of the aromatic palette.
Palate : lively yet creamy. The extremely fruity (pineapple, banana) attack also reveals a handful of essential oils (savory, chervil) and plants (watercress, rocket). The fibrous mid-palate is like a bed of sugar cane placed directly onto tarmac. The solar end of the palate is characterized by citrus fruit zest (lemon, grapefruit), new aromatic plants (sage, fennel, verbena) and spices (cumin, grey pepper).
Overall : long, heady. Like a lemon yoghurt, the start of the finish is also vegetal, floral (lavender, rose) and fruity (Williams pear, Mirabelle plum). The rich and concentrated flavour palette admires a luxurious landscape in which sugar cane fields stretch into the distance. On the retro-nasal olfaction, cane flower and lime blossom honey gently coat the taste buds. The empty glass returns to the fermentary start of the tasting.
Produced at the Hampden Estate Distillery, Rum Fire is a Pure Single Jamaican Rum distilled in pot stills. With an ester content of 300-500 grams, it falls into the LROK category. A subtle combination of softness and energy, in terms of both flavours and aromas, Rum Fire is a long succession of fermentary, fruity, floral and herbaceous sequences each more intense and complex than the next. These are accompanied by occasional notes of tar and burnt sugar cane that are particularly characteristic of the empyreumatic and mineral style of Jamaican rums.
Profile: the powerful first nose is delicately tarry and characterized by notes of fermented exotic fruits (banana, pineapple) and burnt sugar cane juice. Mineral (slate), once allowed to breathe, it becomes medicinal (ointment), camphoric and rubbery. A few heady florals (dahlia) also fragrance the air. The lively yet creamy attack is extremely fruity (pineapple, banana) and herbaceous (savory, chervil, watercress). The mid-palate is like a bed of sugar cane placed directly on top of tarmac. The heady finish invites us to enjoy a lemon yoghurt. The expressive end of the finish admires unending fields of cane.