Aside from its origins, our Master Blender Arnaud de Trabuc was keenly aware of the public’s newfound appreciation for spirits with character. Using aged Trinidadian rum as the backbone for his new product, he layered the spirit with high toned aged Barbados rums, heavier post-distilled Jamaican Rums, earthy Guyanese rums and the spicy spirit of the former Dutch colony of Batavia. Over twenty rums sourced independently were blended to achieve the final product. Named after noted explorer and botanist Sir Joseph Banks, Banks “7 Golden Age” Rum is a unique blend of 23 rums from distilleries located on the islands of Barbados, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Java, Panama and Trinidad. Each rum has been aged between one and seven years in used bourbon barrels.
Dark liquid gold in colour. The bouquet shows sugar daddy candy, sugar cream, light oak tones. Surprisingly subdued and monochromatic. Not in a bad way, just intensely pointed in one direction. The first impression is of caramel, which then gives way to burned sugar and wood-spice. This is quite rich, but in a dry and earthy way. Medium long with more dry tannic notes and a slight minty quality in the back of the throat.