Despite visiting the Sunny South of Ireland – I’ve yet to encounter the sugarcane plantations of Kinsale.
Blacks Brewery & Distillery – based in the town – imported the molasses to make their Golden Irish Rum.
Presented in a distinctively shaped bottle – common across the Blacks Gin & Whiskey spirits range – with an elaborately designed label bearing both the Blacks Crow & a pirate ship – along with other steampunk style contraptions – the suitably golden liquid lured me in.
A heavy funk on the nose – Jamaican style – with a hint of ripe fruitiness on top.
Luscious on the palate – the fruitiness puts in more of an appearance.
A gorgeously growing softly tingling spiciness rounds up this delightful rum – as the gentle funk slowly fades away.
It’s beautifully balanced with a complexity of flavours resulting in a charismatic characterful spirit.