Happy anniversary baby, got Rum on my mind … and this special Rum Nation Barbados 12 YO “Anniversary Edition” is a party we will never forget.
is an Italian
company that was started in 1999, when founder Fabio Rossi
became interested in Rum. Rossi has a long history in importing Whisky and it was, ironically perhaps, on a distillery visit to Scotland that he first discovered his penchant towards Rum
. Years after this visit, Rum Nation was born, and has been distilling and bottling Caribbean Rum
Every edition of Rum Nation is special. Heck, almost by definition, special is what they do. Rum Nation Barbados 12 YO is called the “Anniversary Edition” because it celebrates the 15th edition they have offered over 15 years in existence, and this is a very special anniversary indeed.
For this edition, Rum Nation has returned to Barbados
and the famous R. L. Seale Distillery
. The Rum is created from molasses in column stills before being aged in ex-Bourbon
barrels. Now, for the average Rum, this would be more than good enough, but not for Rum Nation. They send their cut of this already amazing Rum back to Piedmont, Italy
, to age two more years in ex-Brandy
and Oloroso Sherry casks
for good measure. And this Rum tastes as good as all that and more. So bust out those party favors and put on your dancing shoes, because this is an anniversary we will not soon forget.
The traditional gift for a fifteenth anniversary is crystal. This seems fitting enough, since the bottle for Rum Nation Barbados 12 YO is a beautiful, oval decanter worth hanging on to, even when the Rum is long gone.