The Rum Society No. 40
The Rum Society // Guyana
The Rum Society is a recent entrant into the rum space, with a most unusual background. Produced by Pernod Ricard’s Absolut division in Sweden, the three numerically dubbed expressions (#40, #62, and #65) are pot-stilled, mostly unaged, offered in limited release, and targeted at rum geeks. The #40 is unaged pot still rum from the Versailles single wooden pot-still in Guyana.
Silver RumAKA Blanco, Light, White. Rum that is usually aged (but not always) and carbon-filtered to remove any color. No specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for aging for most countries with a few exceptions.
"In the bottle, the rum is perfectly clear. The nose is strong with fruit, starting with overripe banana similar to a Jamaican, which segues into crisp pear notes. The initial flavor is organic, earthy, and floral, with no evidence of added sweeteners. The exceedingly long finish is very dry and reminiscent of the first moments of sucking on a dry popsicle stick. While there’s no wood aging, this rum is distilled in a wooden pot-still. In no way an introductory gateway rum, it will find favor with hardcore rummies eager to experience how rum tasted a century ago, straight off the still – well, with a little dilution."