Zuidam Flying Dutchman Dark Rum No. 3
Zuidam // Netherlands
The Netherlands has a long history of distillation, dating back to the 1600s. In addition to the big names like Bols, craft distilleries such as Zuidam crank out an extraordinarily large number of spirits while retaining a reputation for quality. Master Distiller Patrick van Zuidam is considered one of world’s top distillers. The Flying Dutchman No. 3 is aged for at least three years in a combination of new American oak, first-fill Oloroso sherry, and first-fill Pedro Ximénez sherry barrels. 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 TypeAmerican oak, first-fill Olorosso sherry, and first-fill Pedro Ximénez (PX)
"This Dutchman’s nose is heavenly sweet– dark cherry, vanilla, and hints of coconut, almost like a fine Dutch candy. It enters the palate with a bit of chocolate and dark fruit, exposing a delicious, round character. It finishes with a moderate amount of eucalyptus. The sherry is very well integrated – noticeable but not a sherry bomb, nor is it too sweet from perhaps a little too much PX sherry left in the barrel. The aging in three separate cask types shows a mastery of the wood with the expected flavors from the different casks types present but well-balanced. Rum this nice shouldn’t share the stage with anything else."