Trois Rivieres VSOP Rum distiller notes:
Among the Trois Rivières rum collection, VSOP Réserve Spéciale is especially appealing. Though faithful to the Trois Rivières style, this fine rhum has been matured for an average of five and a half years in both European & American white oak casks, creating a harmonious blend with great body and delicate fullness, which saw it pick up the IWSC Rum Trophy 2018. This can be enjoyed neat or is delicious in an Old Fashioned.
Sweet and fruity, with a rustic agricole note hiding underneath. Apples, pears, sharp grapes, rhubarb and custard sweets, and Refresher chews sit with spiced sponge cake batter and toffee sauce.
Sweet fruit and spicy oak lead the palate, with spice developing further and the fruit becoming sour - apple and sharp grape. Cinnamon sugar and chocolate notes grow, providing balance and extra earthy spice.
Woody spice fades to liquorice, anise and soft orchard fruit.
A sweet and fruity nose contrasts with an earthy and spicy palate: complex and worth careful consideration.