Bajan Estate XO Rum NV 40% Marks and Spencer.

Interesting bottle this, produced for Marks and Spencer, this is distilled in Barbados then, and this is an interesting term, tropically aged in bourbon casks before being shipped over to France and finished off in Cognac barrels.

It’s bottled at 40%, needs no water but is nice with a little twist of orange peel and ice if you want, it’s just twenty pounds a bottle and well worth it.

Nose. Sweet, toffee apples and sweet orange, molasses, honey, lots of honey and caramel.

Palate. A lovely warm and easy drinking rum, sweet blood oranges, candied fruit, sweet sherried raisins, cherries, hint of coconut rum, sherry and some cognac notes, raspberry jam, and for a non spiced rum lots of vanilla.

Finish. Short and sweet.

This is lovely, it’s straightforward and affordable, and, as long as you have a Marks and Spencer it’s easily available, would be ideal around Christmas time too, it’s that sort of drink.

The Captain

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