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Clarendon Rum Sponge No. 20 1997 25yr 63%

RX15606 Excellent Pot Still Rum Single Cask 124 bottles Above 250€
“Exquisite Jamaican rum; complex, fruity, perfectly balanced. A true masterpiece!” Download app on app store Download app on google play

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How does this rum taste?

Rum Sponge No. 20 is an exquisite Jamaican delight. Aged 25 years, its harmonious balance of fruity, spicy, and smokey notes atop a smooth, potent finish captivates the senses. Limited, pricey, but worth the splurge for rum aficionados.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Glue Papaya Woody Mango Pineapple Almond

Taste

Woody Tropical fruit Leather Menthol Mango Warm

Finish

Dried fruit Spicy Vegetal Tropical fruit Dry Leather

Community reviews

9.1/1045 ratings
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9.1/10

“A rum tasted at the WLP. A generous nose with lots of fruit, tropical and yellow with a slight acidity. Smokiness, varnished wood and pear cake. The palate opens on a peppery note, but the fruit rises in power with noble wood. The finish is, like this rum as a whole, balanced, long with a noble bitterness. The empty glass reveals even more flavors. Tasted again in direct comparison with the RA 1995 EMB and it's utterly delicious, even if it's livelier with more pronounced fruit.”

Aroma

Glue Pineapple Papaya Cedar

Taste

Tropical fruit Woody Menthol Unknown
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9.0/10

“Warming up for what will probably be an extended tasting in the evening. I took more time for this rum, it deserves it. Nose: Very restrained, alcohol barely noticeable, aromas but also only light, some menthol, subtle glue, a hint of dried wallpaper paste, later a little more fruity, alternating between not very ripe yellow and red fruits, but still olfactorily restrained Palate: Again some menthol, but from a rather bitter minty herb (would have blindly guessed an older T.D.L), clearly long tropical storage, you can literally feel the old wooden barrel, properly astringent, but spreads evenly in the mouth, especially in the middle section audrucksstarker tap dance on the tongue; fat, sluggish streaks drawing in the glass Overall impression: Powerful rum from the EMB Champions League, particularly convincing on the palate, which would only just have to admit defeat in the final against the EMB from Fine Drams (RX16023) due to a slightly less consistent pull towards the goal (i.e. slightly less intensity).”

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9.2/10

“Caramel and banana bread. Restrained polish and spices. Again, exemplary wood maturity. Warm, powerful. Perfectly balanced and - as the French would say - molten. Great mouthfeel!!! Funky. Long and very good finish. A highlight! Much rounder compared to the Fine Drams, more focus on caramel and banana bread. More drinkable, but also much more expensive. Not good for the wallet.😀 Beautiful label! Thanks to Bonn for this great sample!!🙏”

Aroma

Toffee Banana Dark chocolate Polish Waxes

Taste

Caramel Mango Pineapple Banana Coffee

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Brand
Rum Sponge
RumX ID
RX15606
ABV
63%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
1997
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
25 years
No. of bottles
124
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

398 €
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About the Clarendon distillery

The Clarendon distillery is located in Jamaica. Rums from Clarendon have been reviewed 3,508 times with an average of 8.2/10.


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