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Clarendon The Spirit Of Art (RX10420)

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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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of The Spirit Of Art is based on 29 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum.

Nosing impressions

Banana Solvents Oak Raisin Coconut Overripe Vanilla Cherry Red fruits Clove

Taste impressions

Woody Tannins Dry Mango Coffee Red fruits Creamy Papaya Glue Smoky


Mocha Dry Bitter Black tea Tannins Woody Young wood Smoky Astringent Banana

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8.1 /1029 ratings


Already 29 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.1 out of 10. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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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.


Raisin Coconut Banana Overripe Rubber


Woody Banana Oily Caramel Rubber
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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


Banana Cherry Overripe Apricot Vanilla


Woody Tannins Dry Creamy Papaya
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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.


Solvents Coconut Banana Overripe Vanilla


Mango Woody Coffee Dry Burn
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Lässt mich etwas ratlos zurück. Die Nase ist jung, fruchtig, zugänglich mit eher leichter, vanilliger Fassnuance. Der Mund dann zu unbalanciert, adstringent viel Holz und dazu eine recht saure eher unreife Fruchtigkeit. Das will sogar nicht zum angenehm leichten Einstieg passen. Im Abgang nochmal ein mentholiger Frischekick. Die Nase ist einfach, aber schön, dann geht es drunter und drüber. In ein paar Jahren vielleicht ein interessanter Batch.


Tropical fruit Banana Medicinal Creme brulee Unknown


Tropical fruit Spicy Woody Tannins Currants
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Nicht der beste Clarendon, aber ein gelungener Vertreter des Stils. Deutliche Röstnoten vom Fass, dazu Fruchtester und medizinische Anklänge.


Solvents Banana Passion fruit Cherry Marzipan


Rubber Green pepper Mango Pineapple Passion fruit
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Am der Nase Kokosnuss, rote Früchte, Gewürze und Holz, am Gaumen die volle Ladung Tannine, die leider die anderen Noten und den Abgang etwas überlagern.


Coconut Solvents Clove Baking spices Raisin


Woody Red fruits Tannins
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I didn’t take any notes at the Rhum Fest so a more detailed review will follow as soon as I get the chance to sample this rum again in a better context.

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C’est bon, mais c’est le moins bon de la dernière série de valinch.


Banana Coconut Red fruits Polish Glue


Woody Red fruits Papaya Mango Banana
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Die Nase ist klasse und verändert sich von Minute zu Minute…das fühlt sich vielversprechend an.. am Gaumen dann leicht nur über Durchschnitt, ebenso wie der Abgang


Coconut Rubber Passion fruit Cherry Marzipan


Green pepper Young wood Creamy Dry Chocolate
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Extrem trockener MM!

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Le nez est génial.. Par contre en bouche c'est moins funky qu'un jam traditionnel.. Mais ca reste très bon malgré ce côté sec.. J'ai bien aimé tout de même

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What are the specs of this rum?

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Pot Still
12 years
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Price range
Under 250€

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About the Clarendon distillery

The distillery Clarendon is located in Jamaica. Rums from Clarendon have been reviewed 2,279 times with an average of 8.3/10.

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