Old New Orleans King Creole 20th Anniversary Blend
Old New Orleans // Louisiana, USA
Housed in a 150-year-old cotton warehouse in an industrial area of the city north of the famous French Quarter, the Old New Orleans rum distillery was one of the first entries in the new wave of American craft distilling. Old New Orleans is derived without the use of additives or coloring. It is 100% natural and they use high-grade cane syrup in a slow-batch process. The sugarcane is from one farmer, Greg Nolan at LaFouche Sugars in Thibodaux. The King Creole 20th Anniversary Blend is a limited release blend of their rums aged in charred American oak casks collected from bourbon, whiskey, and sherry producers. Seven different vintages are blended, some of which pre-date Katrina, to celebrate 20 years of distilling.
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 Typeex-bourbon, ex-sherry, ex-whiskey
"An aromatically restrained and sophisticated rum that keeps me returning to the glass for another go at the intriguing aromas. Extremely pleasant and complex aromatics of earth and sugar in the form of caramel apples and maple and roast meat, with visions of a smokey sugarcane field thrown in for good measure. Brown sugar and cinnamon start on the nose and continue on the palate with honey notes continuing for a long sweet finish. Extremely pleasant from start to finish. Drink anyway you like. "