Cane Island Trinidad Rum

Cane Island Trinidad Rum

This is an Angostura rum bottled by Cane Island. It has been aged for 3-5 years although bottled without an age statement. It has been diluted to 40% and possibly sweetened, but there seems to be no information on the latter.

This is a series of blind tastings from the “24 Rums” advent calendar. I have not looked at what is in the calendar, so every one of these reviews is 100% no prior knowledge.

1. Dictador 20
2. Whisper Antigua Gold Rum
3. New Grove 8yo
4. Cihuatan 8 year Solera
5. Domaine de Séverin VO
6. Novo Fogo Familia
7. NAUD Ron Panama 15yo
8. Enghaven Blackstrap Rum
9. Zuidam Flying Dutchman Dark Rum No. 3
10. Deadhead Dark Chocolate
11. Rum Magec Ron Añejo XO Oloroso
12. Fijian Rum Liqueur 8yo
13. Matugga Golden Rum
14. Cane Island Trinidad Rum
15. Cane Island Jamaica Rum
16. Saint James Rhum Vieux 7yo
17. Neptuns Rhum
18. Cane Island Cuba Rum
19. Borgoe 8yo
20. Mombacho Ron Reserva 8yo
21. Old New Orleans Amber Rum
22. Tres Hombres 2017 7 year Solera
23. Travellers 5yo Reserve
24. Barceló Imperial Ron Dominicano
25. Barceló Imperial Ron Dominicano (Take 2)

Distiller: Undisclosed
ABV: 40%
Age: NAS
Cask type: ex-Bourbon
Source: 24 Rums Advent Calendar
Setting: Blind

Nose: Sweet orange blossom honey, marmalade, some clove. Citrus forward, young and sweet.
Palate: Quite sweet, orange infused golden syrup. A spearmint/toothpaste note.
Finish: The wave of sweetness overwhelms all else, plain sucrose with a citrus tint.
Overall: A young and rather uninteresting citrus forward rum that has been destroyed by dilution and backsweetening.
Rank: 3