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Velier Savanna Indian Ocean Stills 2012 6yr 61%

RX609 Good Column Still Rum 1,117 bottles Under 250€
“Fruity, fresh, with interesting roasted notes. Good value for money.”

Introducing the Indian Ocean Stills rum from the Savanna distillery located in Reunion. This exquisite rum, bottled by the independent bottler Velier, was distilled in 2012 using sugar cane juice and a column still. It aged for 6 years, bringing out its rich flavors, and has an ABV of 61%. This limited release offers only 1117 bottles worldwide. The tasting notes reveal a unique blend of aromas, such as solvents, mango, sour cherry, and apple, while its flavor profile includes solvents, peaches, sour cherry, mango, and black tea. Users have appreciated this rum for its fruity freshness, warm palate, and roasted wood accents, while also noting its interesting mix of fruit, spice, and bitter notes. Some mention that the rum could improve with longer aging but overall, the Indian Ocean Stills rum leaves a lasting impression with its intriguing taste and unique profile.

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How does this rum taste?

The "Indian Ocean Stills" rum offers a unique blend of fruity, roasted wood, and funky notes, paired with hints of peach black tea. Despite its complexity, some find it too sharp and unbalanced, with the alcohol overpowering.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Solvents Mango Glue Sour cherry Pineapple Eucalyptus

Taste

Solvents Peaches Alcoholic Sour cherry Mango Barrel

Finish

Black tea Woody Papaya Mango Licorice Salty

Community reviews

7.7/1031 ratings
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7.2/10

“Besser als die Indian Ocean-Schwesterabfüllung von Chamarel, aber auch hier kommt etwas zu weniger rüber, dass den Rum über die Schwelle der blossen Gefälligkeit hebt. Zwar sind insgesamt etwas mehr Ecken und Kanten vorhanden (erwähnenswert ist das Zusammenspiel aus Schwarztee mit den fruchtigen Noten, das zu einer interessanten Melange aus Frucht-, Würz- und Bitternoten führt) - am Ende aber bleibt das Ganze aber etwas zu wenig komplex. Vermutlich hätten auch hier ein paar Jahre mehr Lagerung geholfen, um das Geschmacksprofil aufzuwerten - so bleibt der Rum insgesamt zu unspektakulär, um nachhaltig in Erinnerung zu bleiben.”

Aroma

Apple Mango Sour cherry Licorice Tea

Taste

Apple Peaches Mango Sour cherry Syrupy
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8.0/10

“This one is pretty good especially when looking at the price tag at release. Fruity and fresh as well as warm on the palate once rested for a good while. I love the roasted almost burned wood notes on the profile.”

Aroma

Solvents Pineapple Licorice Cherry Minty

Taste

Woody Roasted Cherry Peaches Solvents
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7.6/10

“So ganz überzeugt hat er mich jetzt nicht. Er hat einen interessanten Geschmack, aber für mich ist er zu unausgewogen und der Alkohl ist unausgewogen und der Geschmack zu beißend.”

Aroma

Solvents Glue Pineapple Eucalyptus Tea

Taste

Solvents Alcoholic Barrel Bite Fruity

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Bottler
RumX ID
RX609
ABV
61%
Category
Column Still Rum
Vintage
2012
Made from
Sugar cane juice
Distillation
Column Still
Age
6 years
No. of bottles
1117
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

148 €
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Community purchase statistics

The RumX community has already added 43 bottles to their collections:

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28%

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About the Savanna distillery

The Savanna distillery is located in Reunion. Rums from Savanna have been reviewed 3,683 times with an average of 8.3/10.


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