Ryoma Japanese Rum 7 Year
Ryoma // Shikoku, Japan
This rum is distilled at the Kikusui Distillery on the island of Shikoku, one of the smallest major islands in Japan. It is a sugarcane juice based rum sourced from the oldest sugarcane farm in Japan. Outside of Japan, this spirit is available in many European countries.
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".
"This is not a rum for everyone. The aroma is more akin to a whisky wort with a milky/flat beer quality or to be more accurate, quite like a saké. This is coupled with an aroma that is more akin to sweat. If you can get past that, you will find some wood spices that are along the lines of cedar and incense. The grassy sugarcane finally comes through on the palate and it feels soft as you taste. The sweet level is low while the fresh herb and tart components take over. It seems a shame to hide the rum in a mixed drink, but sipping on its own should be done gingerly. If you see it at a bar, ask the bartender for a neat pour and spend some time with it and watch it grow on you."
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