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BCB Wines Diamond Gran Torino Demerara Rum 2002 16yr 67%

RX12089 Very good Single Cask 300 bottles Under 250€
“Remarkably Caroni-esque, complex, richly sweet; fantastic value with surprising depth.”

Introducing the Gran Torino Demerara Rum, a remarkable spirit hailing from Guyana's Diamond distillery, crafted by independent bottler BCB Wines. Distilled in 2002, this molasses-based treasure boasts 16 years of aging and packs a punch with a 67% ABV. With only 300 bottles in this limited release, get ready for a unique and complex experience. Our community's tasting notes highlight a fascinating blend of aromas, including dirty, smoky, tar, burnt sugar, and barrel. On the palate, expect rubber, tar, dirty, spicy, and roasted flavors. This rum earned praise for its captivating Caroni-like qualities, outstanding complexity, and exceptional price-to-value ratio. Don't miss out on this exceptional and original rum that bridges the gap between Demerara and Caroni.

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How does this rum taste?

The Gran Torino Demerara Rum is a robust, complex spirit with a deceiving Caroni-like profile. Dominant notes of tar, rubber, and tropical fruits, alongside a Demerara sweetness, make it a delightful surprise. Excellent integration of high ABV, but somewhat short finish.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Tar Rubber Dirty Smoky Burnt sugar Barrel

Taste

Rubber Tar Roasted Dirty Spicy Intense

Finish

Rubber Roasted Dirty Smoky Tar Chocolate

Community reviews

8.8/1036 ratings
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9.0/10

“What a positive surprise.....So a Diamond I had not yet in the glass! I can only agree with the previous tasters... it comes along like a dirty Caroni... delicate dark fruit notes and burnt demerara sugar is also perceptible!A great rum, especially if you consider the PLV thereby!Today in the RumX calendar, Day20:And again fully fallen into the trap...was sure to have a Caroni in the glass”

Aroma

Smoky Tar Burnt sugar Dirty

Taste

Tar Dirty Rubber Roasted Intense
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9.0/10

“Wow! I would not have expected this, extremely drinkable, complex and delicious. Could easily pass as a 98 Caroni blind, sherry finish brings a nice, creamy sweetness to it without being too dominant. Alcohol is perfectly integrated! Overall, really a very successful rum with an excellent price-performance ratio! Would have really liked to have a bottle here ...”

Aroma

BicycleTube Smoky Burnt sugar Spicy Minty

Taste

Tar Passion fruit Minty Dirty Creme brulee
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9.0/10

“RumX Advent 20.12.22Geile blind tasting. Had guessed the Caroni Replica.alcohol very well integrated. From Demerara I taste and smell nothing. Unlike the bottlings of Le Gus't where yet still sweetness and other influences are tasty, I find here full broadside Caroni. Delicious. Otherwise, you spend several hundred for something like this.”

Aroma

Tar Dirty Tropical fruit Spicy Burnt sugar

Taste

Tar Rubber Dirty Roasted Chocolate

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX12089
ABV
67%
Vintage
2002
Made from
Molasses
Age
16 years
No. of bottles
300
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

140 €
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The RumX community has already added 17 bottles to their collections:

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About the Diamond distillery

The Diamond distillery is located in Guyana. Rums from Diamond have been reviewed 2,650 times with an average of 8.3/10.


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