William George rum is produced in Jamaica and Trinidad and then shipped to Amsterdam more blending and bottling. All the rums are from black strap molasses with those of Jamaica distilled in pot still and the Trinidadian rum from column still, of the six rums used in the blend only two are aged for two years in ex bourbon barrels and then carbon filtered to remove the colour
Tasting notes: Crystal clear liquid with a medium intensity of aroma of over ripe bananas a swirl of the glass releases sweeter notes of peach and pineapple and a heavier nutty tone. On the palate it there is more banana and grassy notes with spikes of citrus and dry macadamia nut the finish though is lingering with dried fruit and vanilla and the chocolate just holding its own.
Serving suggestions: I personally liked it long with Ting, but the recommended service is in a daiquiri which I have yet to try but I can tell that this is going to be a good mixing rum in cocktails.
I really like the way that the separate rums are identifiable, the Jamaican Pot stills has all the fruit with banana and pineapple whereas the column still give you the grassy and citrus flavours you also pick up the vanilla and chocolate notes from the barrels aging also having an above average ABV of 43% gives an added dimension and concentration of flavour so you can easily enjoy it without a mixer.
The is a lovely underlying compassion and spirit to this rum that is heart lifting the name William and George comes from the two grandfathers of the brad owners who tell of the love they shared with their grandparents who had commitment and sacrifice and well as honesty who sought to bring blissful happiness for decades. These were obviously great men and they should rightly be held in high steam and been given great acknowledgment with the fabulous rum.
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