There’s going to be a lot of ‘Sitting Round At Home’ in the next few weeks – a cue for the classic Buzzcocks tune.
It also gives me the opportunity to work through a selection of miniatures.
A pair of Pirate’s Grog Rum in attractively labelled dumpy bottles took my fancy.
The Aged Honduran Rum gave no age statement.
The No 13 states ‘Fine 13 Year Aged Rum’ – plus ‘All Natural and Organic’ & ‘Handmade in a Single Batch’. Very promising.
No 13 was a slightly darker shade of golden brown – while the Aged looked cloudier. Both gave good legs.
On the nose Aged had a sweet molassey note combined with an attractive funkiness. Very alluring.
No 13 by comparison gave more vanilla with a touch of woodiness.
Both were soft & easy on the palate with a silky mouthfeel – but took different directions thereafter.
The Aged funkiness opened up & grew into a delightfully prickly spice which teased my senses. Very enjoyable.
No 13 didn’t particularly take me on a journey. The long time in ex-bourbon barrels imbued it with attributes more akin to a single malt whiskey rather than a rum – & I was a tad deflated by the experience.
Both were fine, easy & approachable rums – but for me the funkiness of Aged Honduran was a more characterful example of the genre.
Despite the extra fancy labelling, more refined product & reassuring marketing of No 13 – the plain old NAS pleased my palate better.