Ord River Spike's Reserve Rum
Ord River // Western Australia, Australia
A limited release from the Hoochery Distillery, Spike's Reserve is aged for 10 years in the distillery’s 300-litre oak barrels, each bottle hand-crafted and numbered. This bottle of rum celebrates the fine craftsmanship of the Hoochery Distillery. This tasting was completed with bottle 097 of 1782, bottled on the 11/11/2011. Note: This is currently only available in Australia.
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 TypeAmerican Oak
"Heavy and biting on the nose, seemingly not as thick as you would expect. Mineral wood and sweet spices open to a vanilla bean and honey base, with small hogo molasses. Over time, the spices open and start to move, turning lightly smoky and wooded. On the palate, the rum warms with spiced vanilla and is quite sweet with a back burn of small herbs, moving more towards tart in the end. Dark fruits, plums and cherries sit atop slightly roasted raisin toast with a dusting of cocoa then lightly smeared with golden syrup. The oak barrels have buttered the rum, giving it a drying finish of vanilla spices, wooded minerals and caramel fudge."