St. Nicholas Abbey Rum 15 Year
Nicholas Abbey // Barbados
St. Nicholas Abbey is the one of the most charming stories in rum. The Barbados estate where it resides dates back to at least 1658. In 2006, a noted local historical preservation architect purchased the estate to restore it to its former grandeur, including reestablishing a distillery to make cane-to-glass rum. Early on, the distillery purchased stocks of aged rum from Richard Seale’s well-regarded Foursquare distillery on the other side of Barbados. They continued to age the rum for several more years on site, while simultaneously making and barreling their own distillate. Since St. Nicholas Abbey bottles one cask at a time, there will be flavor variances from batch to batch. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.
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 Typewhite oak
"The nose starts with a big dose of ethyl acetate, a fruity ester that in high-enough concentrations can present as pear drop candies or acetone. Other Bajan rums share this trait. The nose also shows a bit of dry wood. The palate leads with a burst of nectarine, but without being sweet. Despite the big slug of flavors, there’s an overall lightness. The finish is very dry, with no hints of added sugar or aging in anything other than straight, ex-bourbon casks. This rum would be enjoyed by connoisseurs of lowland Scotch whisky and Irish whiskey."