Congratulations Guyana, you’ve done it. After more than fifty meticulously researched Rum Diaries (and let’s face it, many more bottles that didn’t make it due to laziness or memory-loss), I think I’ve finally found my number one.
This absolutely sensational rum came via the online magic of Nick’s Wine Merchants and was almost criminally good value at $70. There’s no mistaking the molasses base in this slightly sweet, incredibly rich and toasty drop. If I was a millionaire I’d pour this by the bucket load over a Rum Baba.
Sadly, Nick must have realised that he was charging far too little for this baby and the price is now $85. Still, not bad considering the price of domestic spirits.
It’s exciting to think that there’s a 15 and a 21 year old El Dorado out there, just waiting for me to taste them…and perhaps a holiday to Guyana on the cards for when this fucking apocalypse is over.