Domaine De Séverin VO

Domaine De Séverin VO

Domaine de Séverin VO is a 3 year old agricole from Guadaloupe. It seems most of the information about this rum is in french, so I couldn’t find anything particularly interesting. Let’s just see how it taste.

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: Domaine de Séverin
ABV: 40%
Age: 3yo
Cask type: ex-Bourbon
Source: “24 Rums” advent calendar
Setting: Blind

Nose: Putrid basement, sweat, deep heavy funk, almost fecal. Rotting tropical fruit. smells like it’s going to be cloyingly sweet.
Palate: An enjoyable wave of mango turns rotten into durian and then plastic.
Finish: Ends with burning tyres, overwhelming rubber, plastic and putrid overripe fruit.
Overall: Let me say, I love funk. It’s one of my favourite sets of notes to find in spirits, wine and beer. This is a kind of funk that is pretty different for me. It’s so pungent and repulsive that it almost smells like fecal matter. Often you hear the phrase “in a good way” around a statement like that, but I will not say it here, this was difficult for me to drink.
Rank: 2