Old New Orleans Amber Rum

Old New Orleans Amber Rum

Today’s rum comes from Louisiana, from Old New Orleans Distillery. Somewhat unsurprisingly this rum is aged in ex-Bourbon barrels, and is apparently between 3 and 7 years old. Unfortunately they have watered it down to 40%.

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: Celebration Distillation
ABV: 40%
Age: 3yo
Cask type: ex-Bourbon
Source: 24 Rums Advent Calendar
Setting: Blind

Nose: Rich, buttery applejack, sultana, white grape, clear rubbery funk. Some background vanilla and oak notes.
Palate: Round and rich, white grape flesh, stone fruit, golden syrup.
Finish: A little kick of sweetness trails notes of lychee and grape.
Overall: Quite an interesting one this, fruity notes abound on both the nose and the palate, with a good kick of funk. I would have liked a little more heat and oak, but this was definitely enjoyable. On a run of good ones now, it seems!
Rank: 6
Reveal: Particularly the funk character was interesting to see coming from a US craft distiller, and unexpected. Cool.