Afrohead 7 Year Old Original Rum

Afrohead 7 Year Old Original Rum

(0.75l, 40%)


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A rich and complex Rum, perfectly aged and reflecting classic Trinidad influences.

Joe Farrell owns The Landing Guest House on Harbor Island, Bahamas. He started having a private-label wine made for his little business with a modern-designed logo of a beautiful Bahamian woman’s face and detailed headdress, which honors the first Miss Bahamas 1963. In 2008 he started bottling his own Rum blend to serve his guests as well. Soon, guest house visitors were requesting shipments of “that Rum with the Afro Head” to be shipped back home. Thus, a new business venture was born. It is available in both their original 7 and 15 year versions, both are really good.

Afrohead 7 year old original Rum is a blend assembled by Toby Tyler — the official “Rum Savant” of Afrohead. The molasses-base comes from across the West Indies — with a decided emphasis on the Dominican Republic — and are fermented, distilled, and aged for a minimum of seven years in Trinidad in first-fill ex-Bourbon casks. The unique strain of native Trinidad yeast is important to the process, bringing banana and toffee notes to the front.

Smartass corner: 
Toby Tyler is a music industry veteran living in the Bahamas — writing songs and drinking Rum in his studio. When his friend Joe Farrell asked him what his favorite Rum was, he replied, “It hasn’t been made yet.” They collaborated to blend the first Afrohead Rum.
  • Category
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    West Indies
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Harbour Island Rum Company
  • Age
  • Maturation
    First-fill ex-Bourbon casks

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toasted oak
What does Afrohead 7 Year Old Original Rum taste like?

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Dog Dogson's
A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark mahogany. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Smoky molasses arrives first, followed by a light turbinado scent.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Layered and complex with toasted oak, banana, and toffee present on the front palate and vanilla and Wine-like notes lingering on the back.

Medium length and a bit dry on the finish.
Ratings & Reviews
Very delicious, good for straight drinking.
I think this is my favorite rum. I’ve been a whiskey guy for a while now, but I’ve recently gotten into rum. This is a very “whiskey” rum. The Smokey flavor is so nice, yet sweet enough to sip on and not hurt too bad. The 12 year is amazing, and I highly recommend as well. But this one is wonderful, especially for its price.
Nice caramel and oak but not outstanding-good sipping rum but nothing super special. However, I’m now curious what the XO afrohead is like...
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