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The Rum Mercenary & Kintra Bonne Mère Sample X 59,6%

RX12022 Very good 242 bottles Under 100€
“Complex, fruity, spicy, great finish. Unique Guadeloupe rum experience.”

Sample X from the Bonne Mère distillery in Guadeloupe, selected by The Rum Mercenary & Kintra, is a distinguished cask strength rum bottled at 59.6% ABV. This unique 6-year-old rum, limited to just 242 bottles, offers a vibrant nose with notes of spice, tropical fruit, pineapple, wood, and vanilla. On the palate, it delivers layered flavors of vanilla, wood, spice, black pepper, and apricot, with hints of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of smokiness. Despite some debate on alcohol integration, it is praised for its complexity and adventurous taste profile with touches of chili and bittersweet kiwi. Perfect for advanced rum enthusiasts seeking an exciting and flavorful experience.

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How does this rum taste?

Sample X is a complex, fruity, and spicy rum with notes of citrus, coffee, and chocolate. While some find its alcohol integration lacking, its vibrant tropical flavors make it a unique, robust experience for adventurous drinkers.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Spice Pineapple Tropical fruit Woody Vanilla Lime

Taste

Vanilla Woody Spicy Black pepper Apricot Oak

Finish

Barrel Chili Smoky Pungent Spice Chocolate

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8.0/1042 ratings
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7.8/10

“On the nose a real tropical fruit bomb, unfortunately, the alcohol too strong to feel.On the palate then at the first sip completely whacky mess chili, kiwi, mango. But the whole rather very untamed and little round. At the second sip, the spice predominates on the palate, but then this idiosyncratic chili spicy fruit flavor returns. Definitely worth a try this bottling, very idiosyncratic. Now I'm hungry, where's my wok? 🌶️🥭”

Aroma

Pineapple Alcoholic Passion fruit Marmalade

Taste

Apricot Kiwi Mango Oak Mineral
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8.2/10

“Beautiful, young, wild bottling.The tropical storage is clearly noticeable. For the money, a great rum for advanced drinkers looking for an interesting change.Despite all the different flavor impressions incredibly smooth and oily on the palate. At the end it scratches unfortunately something, alcohol integration not optimal.Solid PLV”

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8.0/10

“Overall one of the best molasses based rum from Guadeloupe that I’ve tasted. Sample X a collaboration between Kintra and Rum Mercenary have released this molasses based rum produced by the Bonne Mère distillery, located in Sainte-Rose, Guadeloupe. Bonne Mère started as a sugar factory back in 1863, but since 1973 it’s just the distillery that’s still in operation. This 6 yo single cask rum has matured for 3 years in Guadeloupe, before being transferred to an ex-bourbon cask in Europe for 3 years more of continental aging before bottled brut de fût without cold filtration in 2021 in total of 242 bottles at 59,6%.”

Aroma

Fruity Vegetal Funky Glue Citrus

Taste

Fruity Dry Spicy Woody Peppery

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Brand
Sample X
RumX ID
RX12022
ABV
59,6%
Made from
Molasses
No. of bottles
242
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 100€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

82 €
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About the Bonne Mère distillery

The Bonne Mère distillery is located in Guadeloupe. Rums from Bonne Mère have been reviewed 102 times with an average of 7.9/10.


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