Ord River Premium Rum
Ord River // Western Australia, Australia
Aged in oak barrels that will go on to hold Hoochery's Raymond B Whisky, this rum is pot-distilled and made with local Ord River Valley wet-season rainwater. As of the closure of the Kununurra Sugar Mill in 2009, Spike had to look elsewhere for his needs. Importing a cane crusher from Columbia, Hoochery Distillery now grows over 3 hectares of sugarcane on their farm, hand-cut and crushed to make all of their rum products. This tasting was completed with a bottle of Vat 36, bottled on 09/16/2015. Note: This is currently only available in 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
"Initially holding enough bite to take off a nose, once the rum settles it opens to a delectably sweet nose of vanilla and freshly-cut marzipan. Oak is prevalent with the wood bringing delicious tones of spices, tart orange, and cinnamon. Incredibly smooth on the palate, spiced vanilla is dusted with cardamom, waltzing towards sweet soft fruits and flowers. The finish is long, lush, and creamy."