Banks Rum Golden Age 7
Banks Rum // Multiple Countries
The number "7" on the Banks bottle does not signify this rum's age, rather it is the number of lands from which it is sourced. Twenty-three different rums from eight distilleries are sourced from Trinidad, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados, Guatemala, Panama and Java to make this intriguing blend. Bottled at 43%, Banks 7 is suitable for sipping over ice, but where it really shines is in cocktails that showcase its depth of flavor.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"On nosing, there is a symphony of oak aromas fighting for attention. There are tell-tale signs of Jamaican funk and fruity esters alongside the banana many associate with some Barbadian rums. There is also a bright spice note and a rich combination of chocolate and coffee. Beyond the aforementioned notes is a heady combination of spices including nutmeg and allspice. The rum enters with a large dose of oak and dry spice. The spices now translate into pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The oaky tannins coat the palate, and once accustomed to the rum, a tropical fruit basket jumps to the fore showing lemon, mango, papaya, and grapefruit. The dry finish ironically inspires further sipping, and as the last drops evaporate on the glass, one is left with the impression of a tropical fruitcake. Delightful."