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The Golden Age of Piracy Charles Vane

Distilia • Long Pond

93 /10014 reviews
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850 EUR

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Facts about the rum

Country
Distillery
Bottler
Brand
The Golden Age of Piracy
ID
RX12843
ABV
52,5%
Vintage
1983
Cask number
#8
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
38 years
No. of bottles
108
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Category
Rum

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Summary

The Golden Age of Piracy Charles Vane is a limited release rum from Distilia's Golden Age of Piracy series. It was distilled in 1983 from Molasses with a Pot Still and then aged for 38 years. The rum is bottled at cask strength and has an ABV of 52,5%. It is highly praised by reviewers, who describe it as a true masterpiece with flavors of apple, roasted almond and white pepper. Many compare it to Hampden rums and note its complex balance of fruity flavors and almost no acidity. It is also described as an explosion of scent and taste, with a light ester touch that seems to be the Long Pond signature.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of The Golden Age of Piracy Charles Vane is based on 14 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Tropical fruit Intense Glue Ester Papaya Peaches Pineapple

Taste associations

Tropical fruit Ester Intense Balanced Woody Oily Pastries

Finish associations

Woody Nutty Ester Tropical fruit Leather Mango Dried fruit

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Community comments

Already 14 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 93 points. A total of 13 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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94/100

Unheimlich komplexe und intensive Nase - zum Verlieben! Erste Assoziation war Hampden. Eingekochte, tropische Früchte, Pfirsich und angenehme Ester - nicht zu funky. Wow, eine echte Explosion am Gaumen, hier kommt auch der Long Pond Charakter zum Vorschein. Perfekt ausgewogen und trotzdem komplex. Etwas Rauch im Abgang. Absoluter Ausnahme-Jamaikaner!

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92/100

Schluck für Schluck ein Stück Rum-Geschichte. An der Nase noch beeindruckend frisch für einen 38 Jahre gelagerten Rum und aufgrund der Wucht der tropischen Früchte mit grosser Nähe zu den Hampden-Abfüllungen aus dem gleichen Jahrgang. Am Gaumen bleibt die fruchtige Melange weit vorne dabei, jetzt jedoch zusätzlich gepaart mit leichten Limettennoten, wohl-tariertem Fasseinfluss, Gewürzen und nach einem Moment im Mund mit einer dezenten herben Note, die mich an Bitterschokolade erinnert. Im Abgang kommt das Alter zum Tragen, das die jugendliche Frische aus der Nase etwas einfängt und uns in einen geradezu samtigen Abgang entlässt. Ein eindrückliches Erlebnis.

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94/100

Continuing the samples I got from my wife. This is close to a perfect rum. We'll balanced and intense with perfect ABV integration. Draws very nice curtains in the glass and the empty glass has a wonderful nose. The angels must have been happy hovering over this cask for so long.

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94/100

Nose: powerful intense note of sovent / glue / tropical fruit (not fermented ritten fruit type, but rather intense mature ones) oily. Waiting few minutes: white peach, winter melon. Esters notes are dominant, intense, never harsh or acidic. Mouth: WOW. powerful attack. Oily, tropical fruits, red juicy apples, grapes, bananas, roasted almonds, white pepper. Aftertaste: Moderate to long, not infinite. Very nice notes remaining, tropical fruits, banana mousse, roasted almonds, delicate white pepper

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92/100

Erstaunlicher Long Pond! In der Nase hätte ich auf Hampden getippt. Am Gaumen dann mehr Long Pond mit einer guten Portion Holz und einer schönen Komplexität. Erinnert mich etwas an den Long Pond 1941 mit weniger Kräutern. Phantastisch und einzigartig!

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93/100

First I thought it is Hampden, the nose and the taste is very much Hampden like. But this one is a very unique Long Pond due to a lot of Hampden influence. I know that in every LP is always a Hampden but not that dominant. I scored on the Nose 93, Taste 93 and Aftertaste 94 and overall 93 points. Very balanced with perfect integrated alcohol. Full of fruity flavors and almost no acid. Awesome.

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93/100

Einer der Top 3 Long Ponds die ich bisher hatte.

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93/100

Erste Nase - Hampden Funk. Im Mund dann aber eindeutig Long Pond, raffiniert und super komplex. Nicht zu schnell trinken, der Sauerstoff tut ihm gut. Immer neue Nuancen, eine leichte Rauchnote wie im Mezcal gibt ein herrliches Wechselspiel mit der Fruchtigkeit des Rums. Whow!

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94/100

Mind blowing. Probably one of the best rums of 2022. Need to try it next to the TasTToe1983 LP/HD, would love to compare them. Intense, glue/solvents and ester-y but at the same time amazing balance. After the 1994 NYE it the esters were more present in the nose but at the same time it mellowed a bit. Wonderful rum experience.

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95/100

This rum is by far the best of all ‘The Golden Age of Piracy’ releases from Distilia. A true masterpiece! Flavors of apple, roasted almond and white pepper gives you a thrill in every corner of the mouth. I adore the funky Jamaican rums in particular Hampden and Long Pond. I honestly put this rum in my personal top 10 of Jamaican rums I tasted. What an explosion of sent and taste! Nothing but love for this long pond!

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91/100

number two and a typical Long Pond with a light ester touch that seems to be the Long Pond signature. Complex, balanced, fruity and almost perfect in the balance with the esters.

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94/100

Just tasted this rum. It's really an incredibly good one. Very balanced, perfect alcohol integration. Lots of fruits, I love it !

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The distillery Long Pond is located in Jamaica. Rums from Long Pond have been reviewed 1,957 times with an average of 86/100.

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