Enghaven Blackstrap Rum

Enghaven Blackstrap Rum

Enghaven Blackstrap Rum is from Denmark. There is little more information to be found about it on the internet. Enghaven is a rum producer in Denmark, but there is no such rum listed on their website. This one is bottled at 42%, and tastes lightly sweetened. It does not appear to be, as the name would suggest, a rum in the “Blackstrap” style of Cruzan.

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: Brænderiet Enghaven
ABV: 42%
Age: NAS
Cask type: Undisclosed
Source: “24 Rums” Advent Calendar
Setting: Blind

Nose: Rich sultana, raw sugarcane, papaya and stewed fruits, a mild rubbery funk, brazil nuts.
Palate: Dried fruit explosion. Sultanas, dried apricot, prunes. A little sweetness, and some heat.
Finish: Falls of to a nice round savoury dried fruit finish, almost salty. Interesting.
Overall: Not too sweet, a good hit of heat, and interest from start to finish. I would have liked more oak character and slightly less sweetness. All in all, this was a good rum.
Rank: 5