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Skeldon S.B.S Guyana 1997 SWR 1997 27yr 48,1%

RX19291 Very good Column Still Rum Single Cask 195 bottles Under 250€
“Elegant, balanced, rich chocolate and dried fruit notes. Highly recommended.”

The "S.B.S Guyana 1997 SWR" is a refined and well-balanced rum from the Skeldon distillery, bottled by 1423 World Class Spirits. With its rich 27-year aging, it presents an enticing aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit, light wood, and raisin. The palate follows through with flavors of prunes, burnt sugar, sweet roasted notes, and a hint of coffee. The medium to long finish offers delicate notes of caramel and faint smoke. This limited-release rum, at cask strength 48.1% ABV, shines with its elegant profile. Ideal for connoisseurs, it brings a sophisticated taste experience without added sugar, though some wish for a higher alcohol volume for intensity. Perfect for savoring on special occasions.

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How does this rum taste?

The S.B.S Guyana 1997 SWR impresses with notes of dark chocolate, dried plums, and coffee. While elegant and balanced, some found it pricey and wished for a higher ABV. Aged 27 years, it’s a good but not exceptional rum.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Dried fruit Chocolate Cocoa Woody Raisin Dried dates

Taste

Chocolate Sweet Prunes Burnt sugar Roasted Woody

Finish

Coffee Roasted Woody Caramel Dried fruit Dark chocolate

Community reviews

8.5/1011 ratings
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8.4/10

“The verdict is clear: cannot compete with the younger 2001 (RX13842) in any way. Solid rum, but simply too expensive for what it offers.”

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8.8/10

“#4675 22.03.2024 Tasting arranged by Romdeluxe and presented by Parminder S. Bhatia one of the owners of 1423. Nose Light wood, roasted, complex, balanced, dried fruits, plum, light chocolate. Palate Elegant, light roasted wood, plum, raisin, naturally sweet, light coffee, faint chocolate, faint smoke. Finish Medium to long, light roasted wood, dried fruit, light caramel, faint coffee, light chocolate. This is a very well balanced release and it] is on the sweet side without adding sugar. Price to quality can be argued but a good rum indeed.”

Aroma

Woody Roasted Complex Balanced Dried fruit

Taste

Elegant Roasted Woody Plum Raisin
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8.3/10

“Skeldon always arouses a certain expectation in me... I still don't understand why. Nose very spicy, chocolatey with dark fruits, leather and sweetness. On the palate it is very accessible, oily and sweet. Then immediately a peppery and very spicy taste with chocolate, allspice, slightly menthol and a harmonious barrel influence comes through. At first it reminded me of an old 1983 Panama rum. The finish is then relatively short and unspectacular. Alcohol barely perceptible on the nose and palate. All in all, good/tasty but entertaining.”

Aroma

Dried dates Dried fruit Raisin Barrel Dark

Taste

Sweet Brown sugar Burnt sugar Honey Prunes

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Brand
S.B.S
RumX ID
RX19291
ABV
48,1%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2024
Mark
SWR
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Column Still
Age
27 years
No. of bottles
195
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

245 €
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About the Skeldon distillery

The Skeldon distillery is located in Guyana. Rums from Skeldon have been reviewed 564 times with an average of 8.9/10.


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