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Monday, 23 June 2014

Ron Prohibido

A distilled sugarcane spirit, rum is traditionally associated with the Caribbean and is supposedly a favourite of sailors.

This Ron Prohibido rum, available in the UK for the first time, is quite unlike any other rum I have tried.

Dark brown in the glass, it smells intensely of dried fruits, raisins and prunes with butterscotch and mocha.

The palate is like a rich Christmas pudding with brandy butter - sweet dried dark fruits and roasted spices with woody notes, bitter coffee and dark chocolate, smothered in caramel and butterscotch.

Rich, complex and indulgent, it is also mellow and harmonious - not least because it is aged in a solera system, like sherry; indeed, it is rather reminiscent of an aged, dark, sweetened sherry.

Very Good.

Drink as a digestif, or with espresso, dark chocolate and a cigar.

£24.95 from www.drinkfinder.co.uk; provided for review.

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