The Rum is Chris Blackwell’s personal way of introducing you to the authentic life force and character of the island he loves and knows inside out. The Blackwell family recipe is an original fusion of traditional ‘heavy pot’ dark rum with a distinct “Black Gold” style that creates the perfect, elegant blend of depth, character and smoothness guaranteed to bewitch connoisseurs, enthusiasts and Rum newcomers alike.
The full strength 40%/80 Proof Blackwell Black Gold Special Reserve Jamaican Rum element generates a classic, heady dark gold rum character that mingles with the smooth lightness, long finish and radiant splendor of a gold rum. It’s produced with an individual, handcrafted attention to detail, distilled in small batches and artistically blended.
Aging the rum in wooden casks for between 18 and 24 months, giving it a little sleep, letting it dream for a while, leads to a gorgeous chocolatey mellowing that stops short of being overpowered with woody notes. The result is a rum with a deep, handsome amber glow, an exotic aromatic release, and a taste that starts fruitily sweet and soft mixing vanilla and caramel before becoming toasted marshmallow on the way to a natural, stimulating spice finish. Made to treat the tongue, to thrill the throat.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge – 92 points.
NOSE: Demarara sugar, molasses and treacle.
PALATE: Molasses, cocoa bean and chocolate cake frosting.
FINISH: Long, dark chocolate, oak.