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Valinch & Mallet Clarendon The Spirit Of Art 2008 12yr 56,1%

RX10420 Very good Pot Still Rum Single Cask 323 bottles Under 250€
“Exquisite nose, complex fruity profile, woody finish, slightly over-tannic.”

The Spirit of Art is a limited release Jamaican rum, produced at the Clarendon distillery and bottled by independent bottler Valinch & Mallet. Distilled in 2008 from molasses using a pot still, this rum aged for 12 years before being bottled at cask strength with an ABV of 56.1%. With only 323 bottles available, this rum presents a unique and sought-after experience. Users have noted a pleasant aroma of banana, solvents, oak, coconut, and raisin. The distinct flavor profile includes woody tones, tannins, dryness, mango, and coffee. While some users mention that the alcohol could be better integrated, it is ultimately recognized as a unique and enjoyable rum, offering a different taste compared to other traditional Jamaican rums.

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How does this rum taste?

The Spirit of Art" Rum captivates with a vibrant nose, evolving aromas from vanilla to ripe fruits. A robust, woody taste with touches of chocolate and a hint of funk. Unbalanced for some, yet intriguingly complex and boldly Jamaican.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Banana Solvents Raisin Oak Coconut Overripe

Taste

Woody Tannins Dry Coffee Mango Red fruits

Finish

Mocha Black tea Dry Bitter Woody Tannins

Community reviews

8.1/1035 ratings
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8.4/10

“Nice and fruity nose with rubber and varnish with a touch of wood. The palate matches pretty well with the nose. Slightly more wood and a light touch of chocolate and caramel. The finish is long and woody with chocolate and raisins.”

Aroma

Raisin Coconut Banana Overripe Rubber

Taste

Woody Banana Oily Caramel Rubber
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8.6/10

“Very likable jamaican from V&M. I like the phenomenal start in the nose. It’s lacks a bit in mouth and in the finish. Alcohol could be integrated better. Nose: delicious, complex, vanilla, oak, spicy, clove, solvents, rubber, glue, fruity, banana, citrus, peaches, cherry, overripe fruits, apricot Mouth: dry, creamy, funky, delicious, full bodied, balanced, woody, coffee, dark chocolate, smoky, spicy, clove, roasted, oak, papaya, mango Finish: long, dry, astringend, elegant, mocha, smoky, oak(woody), vanilla, dark chocolate, tannins, overriped bananas, burnt sugar, some notes of black tea, later on you’ll find some notes of honeycomb”

Aroma

Banana Cherry Overripe Apricot Vanilla

Taste

Woody Tannins Dry Creamy Papaya
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8.2/10

“Nez surprenant. Des solvants et de la banane, plutôt classique. Mais un profil vanillé et un boisé très présent moins habituels. En bouche, le bois est très présent. Rhum puissant, un bois dur et une lourdeur que vient adoucir une mangue bien mure. Puis des notes sombres de café et chocolat noir. Finale sur le café, la vanille, les esters. Sympa car différent de ce que je connaissais. Étonnement brûlant. Alcool un peu trop présent. Dommage. Édit : goûté au RhumFest et j'ai moins eu cette impression. Le palais devait être plus habitué... Édit 2: première impression confirmée. Finale in poil trop amère. Le bois est très présent.”

Aroma

Solvents Coconut Banana Overripe Vanilla

Taste

Mango Woody Coffee Dry Burn

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX10420
ABV
56,1%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
2008
Cask number
#434730
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
12 years
No. of bottles
323
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

145 €
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The RumX community has already added 17 bottles to their collections:

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About the Clarendon distillery

The Clarendon distillery is located in Jamaica. Rums from Clarendon have been reviewed 3,272 times with an average of 8.3/10.


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