Renegade Guyana Uitvlught 1995
Review: Renegade Rum Guyana UITVLUGHT 1995 (85.0pts)
Review by Chip Dykstra (Aka Arctic Wolf)
Posted October 26, 2009
Renegade Rum Guyana UITVLUGHT was distilled at the Uitvlught Sugar Mill in Guyana (DDL), but finished and bottled at the Bruichladdich Distillery in Scotland. In Guyana it was aged in a bourbon cask for 12 years, and in Scotland it was finished in a white wine cask of Chateau Dyquem.
In the Bottle: (5.0/5)
I think Renegade Rums have by far the nicest decanter in the business. The look includes a high density cork which gives a nice ‘pop’ when I open the bottle.
In the Glass (8.0/10)
A strange aroma drifts up from the glass. It smells very muted and medicinal. The Chateau Dyquem seems to be dominant actually drowning the normal scents and aroma I expect from rum.
In the Mouth (52.0/60)
I am glad I tasted this five times before I reviewed it as it gets better with each tasting. I will warn you that the flavour is unlike any rum I have tasted previously. At first, all I can taste is this strange mixture of dry white wine and Edradour Scotch. But as it sits in my mouth the sweet rum notes start to come through in spades. This drink really has to sit in the glass at room temperature and be allowed to decant to achieve its full spectrum of flavour. Unfortunately the White Wine enhancement dominates rather than compliments.
In the Throat (12.0/15)
The rum notes finally gush through the wine and scotch completely. Nice.
The Afterburn (8.0/10)
This is so unique and yet so much unlike rum that it is hard to quantify. I found I would rather partake in a more traditional rum when I wanted rum, or a straight scotch when I wanted scotch. I think the combination might grow on a person although it has not grown on me. The taste of the Chateau Dyquem cask enhancement tends to add confusion to the palate rather than harmony.
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