Ample and unctuous, the initial nose reveals notes of lime, juniper berry, bitter orange and spices (clove, nutmeg, cinnamon). Allowed to breathe, it becomes aniseedy and luscious (fennel, green mint). The precise attack showcases the gin spirit. At this point, the influence of the Trinidad & Tobago rum brings a glimpse of the sugarcane's fibrous character. Beautifully herbaceous (clover, green tea), the mid-palate is also roasted (praline) and fruity (raspberry, pear). The empyreumatic (apricot stone, thuja) finish is deliciously vanilla and almost chocolatey. A veritable symphony of spices (pepper, ginger, coriander), the retronasal olfaction is also fruity (lemon, pear) and delicately liquorice.
A tasting of this Caroni cask bottling obligatorily begins with admiring its beautiful green gold colour. This charming appearance will make you want to immediately discover this new opus from The Kyoto Distillery. Refreshingly reproducing the fruity, herbaceous and spicy aromas and flavours of the gin, the rum's influence is most perceptible at the very start of the palate. At this point, the sugarcane not only supports the flavour palette, but also reveals its delicately herbaceous character.