— PLANTATION SINGLE CASK 2018 Guatemala XO —
Nose : Elegant and balanced profile of wood, spices and fruits, a nice mixture of caramel, black currant and vanilla / reseda. Then it evolves on green banana, pear and apricot with some waxy and flowery notes.
Palate : Rich, the first sips show some varnish, pineapple and plum. The next ones are even fruitier with the apparition of sour cherry and gooseberry with delicate rose petal and ylang-ylang balanced by more earthy notes.
Finish : Quite long, spicy with nutmeg, fruity on cooked apple and fresh grape and floral on hyacinth.
Alc./Vol. : 41.2%
Origin : Guatemala
Distillery : Darsa Distillery
Raw material : Molasses
Fermentation : 2-3 days
Distillation : Column Still
Tropical Ageing : several years in Bourbon casks
Continental Ageing : 1 year in Ferrand casks
Maturation : 1 year in red Pineau des Charentes cask
Volatile Substances : 238 g/hL AA
Esters : 54 g/hL AA
Dosage : 20 g/L
Cane sugar caramel E150a (% vol) : No caramel added
Solely to adjust – if needed – the color between different batches.
Color may initially vary according to the type, the age and the size of the ageing casks