Iridium Gold Rum
Mt Uncle // Queensland, Australia
The aged variant of Mt Uncles Platinum Sugar Cane Spirit, Iridium is aged for 4 years in hogshead American oak barrels 2000-feet above sea level. The sugar cane comes from the Arriga Sugar Mill behind the distillery while the rum is distilled in the 1500-L copper pot-still named “Helga”. Crafted by distiller and owner Mark Watkins, the Iridium Gold Rum saw a release in 2012. Note: Availability limited to Australia.
Gold RumRum that is often aged, but can also just have caramel-coloring added to provide color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
Cask TypeAmerican Oak
"Heavy and thick, treacle brims off the nose of the rum, swimmingly lazily through the air. Trailing slight spices of cinnamon, it brims with a burnt aroma and a green freshness reminiscent of its pre-aged days. Sticky, the nose opens over time with a minty display covering in caramel fudge tones, the sugarcane laden and brushed with honey. On the palate it is as oily and thick as can be expected from the nose. Trails of sugarcane and spices settle through, the vanilla and caramel fudge flavors interspersed with green herbs. The finish is heavy and long."