Domaine de Severin XO Rum

Domaine de Severin XO Rum

(0.7l, 45%)


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A well-aged agricole Rum with a surprisingly flavorful bite. 

Domain de Séverin was founded by the Marsolle family in 1929. It is a family-owned “Distillerie Habitation” (distilling house) on the island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. It’s a true “estate” production — meaning that everything is done on-site, from growing the sugarcane to aging the Rum. And it’s definitely a small shop operation, producing only 250,000 liters of agricole Rum per year — a mere fraction of what the large production houses crank out.

Given the strong French influence in the Caribbean — and on Guadeloupe in particular — it’s not surprising that they have named their aged Rum using a Cognac term — “XO.” In this case that means that the youngest Rum in the Séverin XO Rum bottle has been aged a minimum of six years in ex-Bourbon casks. And since agricole Rums are more deeply influenced by the their surroundings and the woods they are aged in, this delectable Caribbean beauty reflects that Bourbon exposure in aroma and on the palate.

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Agricole Rhum is also known as French-style Rum. It’s made from 100% fresh-pressed cane juice with no molasses.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Agricole Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean Rum
  • Country
    Guadeloupe
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Domaine de Severin
  • Age
    XO Rum
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon Casks

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banana
pecan
pralines
floral
spicy
woody
vanilla
fruit
bread
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Rum (usually) comes from molasses; the sweet and syrupy residue left behind after sugar crystals are extracted from sugar cane juice. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, which can contribute to the final flavour.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Dark mahogany. 

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Banana bread, and pecan praline. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Powerful with wood, vanilla, and caramel-corn and a light floral and fruit note on the back palate. 

Finish
Round and drying with plenty of spice.
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