Lazy Dodo Single Estate

raw material

Raw material:

molasses

distillation

Distillation:

column distillation

aging

Aging:

5 - 12 years in American and French oak barrels, some in aged sugar syrup barrels

sugar added

Sugar added:

no

alcohol by volume

Alcohol by volume:

40%

additives

Additives:

no

Pretext

The Mauritius coat of arms actually includes sugarcane, how cool is that? There are some animals too: dodo and sambar. The first died out, the second is on the endangered species list. Lazy Dodo is intended to draw consumers' attention to the problem of vanishing nature. In hope that still existing species will not have to share a sad fate of the mentioned endemic bird.


The dodo evolution ended in the European sailors' stomachs (the last living specimen seen in 1662). I wouldn't blame seamen for lack of ecological sensitivity, since that trusting flightless bird was an easy prey. The contemporaries perceived animals in the spirit of the era, namely only in the functional dimension. 🍗


The sambar has survived so far, but struggles the human impact any day. How? Directly through logging, hunting and urbanization; that way natural habitats are disappearing. Indirectly through environmental pollution and the resources exploitation, i.e. factors that change the climate.


Sambar isn't an isolated case. The wildlife population has decreased the last fifty years by 68%. 97% of climate scientists have concluded that human-caused climate change is happening. It looks like scientific consensus to me. Different opinions are not excluded nor subject to censorship. 🥼


Meanwhile, the official site has disappeared from the web. Did the dodo fall victim to natural selection once again?

Procedure

The Lazy Dodo seems to be an occasional release. It doesn't belong to the flagship New Grove product line. It was created in cooperation with Milhade, a family of winemakers from Bordeaux, and with the goal to increase the presence on the European market.


Grays is a self-sufficient producer. The cultivation of sugarcane and the production processes take place in Mauritius, specifically in the Pamplemousses district. It’s a characteristic terroir of volcanic soil and salty sea breezes.


The molasses ferments between 24 and 48 hours and then undergoes column distillation. The rum matures in American and French oak barrels; both new and used. Some of them age also in sugar syrup barrels. The process lasts five to twelve years. No cold filtration and any additives.

Aroma
Bouquet was not officially specifed.
Licorice, papaya, a bit buttery. Shredded coconut and overripe kiwi.
— as examined by RumExam
Taste
Amber highlights with fresh and exotic notes, the palate is well structured, mellow, bearing a citrus, softly sweet yet woody taste.
— as they tell
At first toffee, then chamomile, wood notes and earl grey tea.
— as examined by RumExam
Afterburn
Bouquet was not officially specifed.
Lemon ginger tea.
— as examined by RumExam

Owner

Manufacturer:

Grays Inc. Ltd

Price approx:

35

Origins

Terroir:

Mauritius

Regulations:

not specified

Classification

Style:

british

Gargano:

single traditional column
⁖Reviewed on: November 8th, 2021