Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum
Lost Spirits // California, USA
Based in California, Lost Spirits exemplifies the idea and modernity, technology and science in spirit making. Attempting to subvert time, their ethos is to take a young spirit and imbue it with all of the characteristics and complexity one might expect from a much older spirit. Special yeast strains, the addition of botanicals and extracts, reduction… as long as it taste good, almost nothing is off-limits.
Navy RumAged rum that are often blends of rums from English-colonized countries such as Jamaica, Trinidad, British Guyana, and Barbados. Technically, navy-strength rums are 54.5% ABV or higher, though not all overproof rums are Navy Rums. Taste-wise, Navy Rums are usually rich and funky, and best used in Tiki drinks or punches.
"This rum is dense, chewy and quite powerful and far from subdued. You’ll find aromas of rubber bands, caramel, banana, pecans, and brown butter. Then on the palate, you experience flavors of leather, smoke, walnuts, banana, and rich flavors of tobacco and dried figs; all fairly standard and enticing sounding. The problem is that every single one of these notes is fighting for your attention; this cacophony of flavors and aromas becomes exhausting. This rum is an exercise in brute force which while having merit, is lacking in elegance and sophistication."