Rum aficionados know that cask strength rum is the way to go.
Cask strength, often referred to as barrel strength, means that the spirit has not been substantially diluted after its storage in a cask for maturation.
Ron Izalco 15 Year Cask Strength
Phenomenal Spirits recently announced the launch of Ron Izalco 15 Year Cask Strength, a no sugar, no additive expression. This rum was made to provide a more pure and authentic drinking experience. The cask strength rum presents with amber tones adorned with fiery ruby hues. The rum entices the nose with fruit aromas and leaves the palate with rich layers of soft tannins, baked pineapple, and several spices.
Cadenhead’s Cask Strength Rum
Cadenhead’s Cask Strength Rum contains a range of Single Cask released bottles. Travellers Aged 12 Years is a 64/1% ABV rum. With nose notes of pineapples and cream, custard powder, and demerara sugar. The flavors are a blend of almonds, dark chocolate, and coconut cake with a finish of more pineapple.
Lost Spirits Navy Style Cask Strength Rum
Lost Spirits Navy Style Cask Strength Rum is a 68% ABV rum. It is crafted from three ingredients: baking grade molasses, evaporated sugar cane juice, and water. Following the distillation of the rum, it is aged in charred, American oak casks. This cask strength rum has aromas of licorice, espresso, and sherry. The tasting notes are citrus, banana, tropical fruits, blood orange, and lemons. The sip leaves a bold flavor of root beer and melon.
Barrell Craft Spirits Rum
Barrell Craft Spirits Rum uses 13-year-old rum from Jamaica, Guyana, and Barbados. Crafted and bottled in Kentucky, the 62% ABV is a multi-layered rum bottled at cask strength so you can experience the true flavors. Starting with Jamaican vegetal notes of olives, caper, pine needle tea, moves to a gentle syrup of purple plum, cinnamon, and star anise. It finished with a spicy note of ginger, turmeric, and catnips. Adding a splash of spring water can make the nose more approachable.
Mount Gay XO Rum
Mount Gay XO Rum is a small-batch blend aged between 5-15 years. Distilled in a traditional copper pot and column stills is matured in American whiskey, bourbon, and cognac casks. With a 43% ABV, the rum has notes of vanilla, oak, and dry spice to the nose. It has a smooth taste of salted caramel, baked fig and clove, and dark chocolate leaving behind a rich cream finish.