I thought Liberté was a yoghurt brand with TV adverts from a few years ago?
Yet here in my local Lidl was a simple & sparsely labelled bottle of white rum bearing the same name.
Liberté is a nod to the French connection that still exists on the tiny island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.
There are 3 rum distilleries operating on Rèunion; Isautier, Rivière Du Mât & Savanna – take your pick as to the source.
A clear colourless rum with distinctively fat oily legs.
A very soft mild & mellow nose didn’t give much away – but there was a suggestion of overripe fruits glimpsing through.
Extremely easy on the palate – slightly oily mouthfeel with a gently warming heat.
Letting it linger gradually opens up those funky fruit flavours – not overpowering – just pleasantly attractive – followed by a touch of tingling spice adding some flair to this endearing rum.
The 300 year history of rum distilling on Réunion is quietly imprinted on this charmingly beguiling Liberté White Rum.
It floats my boat!