Pirate's Grog 5yr

Owner

Manufacturer:

Pirate's Grog Rum Ltd

Price approx:

25

Origins

Terroir:

Honduras / UK

Regulations:

not specified

Classification

Style:

spanish

Gargano:

blended modernist rum
raw material

Raw material:

molasses

distillation

Distillation:

column stills

aging

Aging:

3 to 5 years in ex bourbon barrels

sugar added

Sugar added:

no

alcohol by volume

Alcohol by volume:

37.5%

additives

Additives:

no

Pretext

The official website reveals the origins of the brand. Garreth and Beth travel, explore, discover local flavors. On the island of Roatán, deep in the jungle, they come across a Dutch distiller Robert J. van der Weg. His talent shouldn't be hidden. What a waste! They will spread it around the world. Thus, in 2014, Pirate's Grog Limited is established: heritage of Honduras with headquarter in London.


Right before us a bottle: Pirate's - Grog - 5YO. Well then.

Pirates are both attractive and exploited topic in the mass culture. Indeed, the island of Roatán was a rather safe haven for buccaneers and all kinds of privateers, and inversely safe for other seafarers and traders in the region. Pirates loved rum, but their drink in original would rather not be to our liking.


Grog. Under the supervision of the officer of the watch, half a pint of rum was mixed with a quart of water and was distributed to the seamen… of Her Majesty's serving in tropical waters. It cannot be excluded that pirates guzzled the grog, but probably only when they robbed it. I pray you show me brawler ready to dilute rum with water.

Avast, arrr! Truly a pirate trick. The label brightly shows the number five, while the rum has been aged for up to five years. Well blow me down?

Procedure

The official website declares far and wide that this rum is 'completely pure and natural'. Any additives, any sugar, any dyes. Distilled in column stills somewhere on land, transported to Roatán and aged for three to five years in charred bourbon casks. 

The owner himself positions his product as 'entry level sipping rum, but also a high end mixing rum'. Not enough for me. Sadly you cannot classify it correctly without proper distillery statement.

Aroma
Bouquet was not officially specifed.
Cork. Nutmeg, green banana peel. Licorice.
— as examined by RumExam
Taste
Vanilla, butterscotch and raisin.
— as they tell
Fresh cut oak timber, burnt sugar.
— as examined by RumExam
Afterburn
Bouquet was not officially specifed.
Minty. Salted caramel. Hazelnut.
— as examined by RumExam
⁖Reviewed on: October 2nd, 2020