Developed from a clever assemblage of rums from Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Barbados, Gunrum Navy Strength invariably refers to the daily ration of rum that was served to the sailors of the Royal Navy, custom abolished in 1970.
With considerable wealth, depth and balance, Gunroom will almost forget that it has been bottled at 65% ABV.
Color : sustained gold.
Nose : greasy, pulpy. The first nose is an anthology of exotic fruits (mango, melon, combava, vanilla, mirabella and fresh walnut). It then becomes spicy and floral (mimosa). More and more original, it is prolonged with notes of very ripe banana and wild flowers (dandelion, marguerite). The whole is covered with a praline cover, flavored with a flower of salt.
Mouth: alive, tense. A blend of fruity sweetness (pineapple, quince jelly), vanilla and spicy and peppery, goes on resolutely without overloading frills. The smallest gap in the middle of the mouth is occupied by either a fruit, or a flower, or a spice. It gradually becomes herbaceous (musk) and roasted (coffee).
Final : long, tannic. Keep the sensations perceived in the mouth intact for long minutes. Over time, it is covered in honeyed tones (acacia, heath) and balsamic. Spices of a great nobility of expression (cardamom, saffron) impregnate the retro-smell. The empty glass is finely boisand richly spicy (star anise, cinnamon, nutmeg).