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Diamond No. 26 Selected by Salon du Rhum SWR (RX13583)

297 EUR

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Very good 209 bottles Above 250€

The No. 26 Selected by Salon du Rhum SWR is a distinguished rum hailing from the Diamond distillery in Guyana. This limited release, distilled in 2001 from molasses in a column still, has been aged for 21 years and bottled at 54.2% ABV by the independent bottler Nobilis Rum. With only 209 bottles available, this rum features a captivating aroma of vanilla, prunes, oak, smoky, and spicy notes. Leather, coffee, dried fruit, and tobacco are the predominant flavors. Our RumX community has praised this rum for its pleasantly integrated ABV, well-balanced fruity profile, long-lasting finish, and Christmas market reminiscent aroma. Patience is rewarded with this sumptuous rum as it unveils its full charm after being allowed to breathe for an extended time. Overall, No. 26 Selected by Salon du Rhum SWR is an excellent Guyana rum that truly delivers on taste and elegance.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of No. 26 Selected by Salon du Rhum SWR 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:

No. 26 Selected by Salon du Rhum SWR" is a superbly aged rum with a complex and dark chocolatey flavor profile. Its excellent alcohol integration is paired with a delightful fruitiness and nuts. Perfect for patients tasters, it requires time to fully unleash its layered and robust aromas.

Nosing impressions

Vanilla Smoky Dried fruit Prunes Spicy Woody Caramel Leather Oak Mocha

Taste impressions

Leather Woody Coffee Dried fruit Vanilla Mocha Chocolate Tobacco OrangePeal Earthy


Woody Raisin Dark chocolate Caramel Dry Smoky Leather Nutty Spice Vanilla

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8.8 /1029 ratings

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Already 29 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.8 out of 10. A total of 3 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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„A very nice release with nice wood power without it being too dominant. Very good ABV integration and I like the fruityness in the overall profile. The finish is extremely long and the empty glass has wonderful flavours after a while.“


Woody Dried fruit Vanilla Smoky Dark chocolate


Woody Dried fruit Leather Coffee Earthy
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„Delivers all you would expect and get in the other 2001 SWRs. Very nice. Marginal points decrease only for the finish, which is a bit thinner than in other bottlings.“


Tropical fruit Marmalade Prunes Oak Smoky


Woody Leather Tobacco Fruity
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„Awesome nose, warm, malty, sweet, fat. The palate is hardly inferior - with a big BUT: Only after ultra-long breathing (at least an hour) it really unfolds its flavors! As if the liquid must first thicken, quite funny. Who is impatient will experience a disappointment, then the rum seems strangely flat. But those who show patience will be rewarded. Fine thing! 👍“

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„Very good! Must soon be compared with the other 2001s.“

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„A Diamond typical of Skeldon's style, in which we find the big markers on the nose: a dark olfactory profile of chocolate, coffee, leather, spices (licorice, cinnamon, chili, vanilla, clove), wood and coffee, with dried fruits (prune, raisin) and exotic fruits (banana) rounding out the profile with a dose of freshness. A fairly heavy rum, which coats the nostrils with a lovely roundness. The palate is full and flavorful. Dark notes dominate: chocolate, coffee/mocha, walnuts, leather, but also roasted aromas, wood and spices amplify the palate's drinkability. Prunes, raisins, caramel, tobacco and black tea add finesse and complexity. A full-bodied rum, with perfectly integrated alcohol. The finish is long, dark and elegant. Slight bitterness blends well with leather, black tea and aromatic herbs. The fruity and spicy side is very refined, with a certain heaviness that coats the tongue and sticks to the palate. A deep, gourmet Diamond, with finesse and generosity.“


Dried fruit Raisin Fruity Red fruits Woody


Dark chocolate Mocha Dark Roasted Spice
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„Very tasty. Great coffee and cocoa. Delicious from nose to medium long finish.“


Prunes Vanilla Spicy Oak Mocha


Leather Chocolate Mocha Coffee Dried fruit
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„In comparison tasting with Nobilis and Sbs. Very pronounced hazelnut/almond note with vanilla tones. Reminds me of Christmas market aromas. Nice long finish with roasted flavors. Very drinkable rum with perfectly integrated alcohol.“

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„Beautiful complexity, a certain pleasant liveliness. When I tasted it again, the earthiness didn't bother me at all. I find it more diverse and fruity than other Skeldons. The alcohol is also perfectly integrated.“


Vanilla Smoky Dried fruit Caramel Prunes


Earthy OrangePeal Tobacco Orange Vanilla
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„Round, full, gourmet creamy mokka-chcolatta goodiness 😋“

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„A rum that's rather barrel-aged and could have been more expressive. Still a cut above the rest, but far from the monster you'd expect to find when tackling the SWR mark.“


Caramel Woody Vanilla Leather Smoky


Caramel Woody Dried fruit Leather Vanilla
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„The Mark SWR is named after Sir William Ross, founder of the Skeldon Estate! This molasses rum was distilled on a Continuous Blair Still at Diamond in 2001, then aged for 21 years before being bottled in 2022 as a 54.2% BDF in a limited edition of 209 bottles by Nobilis (selected by Salon du Rhum)! The bouquet is delicious and full of vanilla! There's a lovely burnt sugar tart with fruitiness galore (prunes, coconut, banana, raisin, citrus ...). The whole is perfectly balanced and harmonious. On the palate, it's just as pleasant and creamy. There's less fruit (apart from citrus) and more sweet cocoa. And there are notes of roasting and leather! The finish is long and fine, with spices, wood and a hint of raisin. My goodness, this Skeldon is good. Its only problem is that it drinks too easily! But the good news is that I've got a small bottle in the cellar which should be opened soon...“

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„Complex, exceptional nose / powerful palate and impressive dark chocolate!“


Vanilla Caramel Buttery


Leather Coffee Chocolate
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„One more absolutely stunning release from Nolibis. This Guyana release are very juicy, so much fruitiness on first sight. On taste dried apricot, wood spices. Something floral also.“

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„Dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Creamy espresso. Nuts. Prunes. Woods (of Ypres). Hints of leather and fruits here and there. Something balsamic in the background. Opulent. Round. Great integration of alchohol. Really a great selection by the Salon du Rhum. To be kept and moderately consumed. Edit: further tastings revealed some almond. After some parallel tastings, slight correction of the rating. 93/100.“

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„A dying port, with its taste of soap. Not inherently bad, but not my diamond profile“

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What are the key data of the rum?

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Column Still
21 years
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Above 250€

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About the Diamond distillery

The distillery Diamond is located in Guyana. Rums from Diamond have been reviewed 2,145 times with an average of 8.3/10.

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