Charbay Double Aged Rum
Charbay // California, USA
Charbay distilled this rum in 2005 using Hawaiian & Jamaican sugar cane. The cane was pressed and the juice was concentrated in a low-temperature vacuum still, creating a concentrated syrup rather than using high heat to cook into molasses. This syrup was fermented with Champagne yeast and aged on the lees for a week before being slowly double-distilled in a Copper Alembic Pot Still to 137 proof. First aged in stainless steel for five years, it was then transferred to Chardonnay (French Oak) barrels for 3 years, before it finished aging in glass for the last two years. Bottled full barrel-strength, uncut and unfiltered. Single batch (unblended). Only 465 cases (2,790 bottles) produced — 120 cases being released in 2016.
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".
Cask TypeFrench oak ex-chardonnay barrels
"Bright gold in color it has a hot, intense nose of cinnamon, buttercream, and butterscotch, with hints of clove, cinnamon, and fruitcake. Voluptuous but not cloying on the palate, hot vanilla, and images of sugar cane fields quickly flash by. Not for the faint of heart, this is a fantastic journey for those who dare to take it straight on. For everyone else enjoy with a splash of water and a giant ice cube to extend the experience as long as possible. "