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Long Pond The Spirit of Art VRW (RX9188)

Introducing the exquisite "The Spirit of Art VRW" rum, a Jamaican treasure distilled in 2005 at the Long Pond Distillery and aged for 15 years. This premium rum, selected and bottled by Valinch & Mallet, is crafted from molasses using a Pot Still, boasting a robust 56.8% ABV. With a limited release of only 325 bottles, it is a sought-after gem among rum connoisseurs. RumX users have described its aroma as a delightful blend of banana, ester, woody, pineapple, and cocoa notes. On the palate, this complex, well-balanced rum showcases ester, ginger, and woody flavors. Overall, users praise its harmonious profile and exceptional quality, with many considering it one of the best Long Pond rums they've ever tasted. Savor this remarkable rum and indulge in an incredible tasting experience.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of The Spirit of Art VRW is based on 36 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.

Nosing impressions

Ester Banana Woody Pineapple Cocoa Coconut Lime Mango Vanilla Pear

Taste impressions

Ester Balanced Banana Woody Complex Roasted Chocolate Ginger Pineapple Espresso


Roasted Ginger Chocolate Espresso Tropical fruit Coffee Oak Velvety Banana Barrel

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8.8 /1036 ratings


Already 36 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.8 out of 10. A total of 8 users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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2023 and I still love it though at the last bottle 😊 Another wonderful bottling from Valinch & Mallet. Happy that I got my hands on 2 bottles. Remember to rest for 15-20 minutes to release all those wonderful flavours. 2021.12.10 Sitting in my recliner right now enjoying this wonderful rum. No wonder people like it, real funk and fruits from Jamaica. I have the entire series and the general quality level is very high.


Banana Pineapple Funky Dark chocolate Oak


Dark chocolate Oak Coffee Complex Balanced
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unglaublich harmonischer easy Sipping long pond. seeeehr geil, da hätte ich mir gern ne Flasche gekauft...🤤 schöner Mix aus dunkler Schokolade, gebackener Banane mit Sesam, Espresso, Ingwer und Orangen+Grapefruitschale, etwas Mirabelle und Birne, Ahornsirup und gerösteten Pekannüssen. erst im Abgang kommt die typische gebackene Banane mit einer schönen frische von geröstetem Sesam und Minze dezent zur Geltung. brutal leckerer Stoff!⚡ gefällt mir noch ein gutes Stück besser wie der Velier vrw 12y 💯 für mich der beste VRW auf dem Markt!


Ester Roasted Chocolate Woody Pear


Balanced Chocolate Grapefruit Ginger Barrel
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Pas de grosse surprise, les solvants typiques de la Jamaïque s’offre au nez immédiatement. Mais la salade de fruits tropicaux fait très vite son apparition. Le nez est très élégant avec une touche de miel très gourmande. L’ensemble est très agréable avec des effluves de légères épices et de boisé. En bouche, c’est dans la trame du nez, très fruité, à nouveau sur les fruits tropicaux et la fraise. C’est très léger et équilibré avec un boisé tout en douceur. Les 56.8% sont parfaitement fondu. Belle longueur plus sur le café qui s’estompe agréablement au fil du temps.


Banana Woody Pineapple Coconut Peppery


Ester Woody Complex Balanced Chocolate
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Für mich sicherlich einer der besten VRW, aber bei den ganz hohen Wertungen gehe ich nicht mit. Mit 56,8% eher wenig ABV, aber wirklich gelungene Abfüllung. Jetzt ab in den Mai Tai damit. Danke @Mentalo für das Sample

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Die Frucht, die Balance, ds Alter, die Ester, die Komplexität. Richtig richtig gut!


Tropical fruit Mango Woody Ester Dark chocolate


Spicy Barrel Peaches Dark chocolate Tropical fruit
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Tout simplement parmi les meilleurs long pond que j’ai pu déguster. Grosse claque. Il est superbe 🤩😍🤩 Complexité et longueur 🤩🤩🤩 c’est du lourd

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L’odeur impressionnante avec un citron vert bien présent, et un coter amer en bouche qui m’a très perturbé ! Mais très bon rhum !


Lime Woody Oak Pineapple Vanilla


Ginger Lime Bitter Woody Oak
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Schöne Balance zwischen Fasseinfluss und Frucht, im direkten Vergleich verliert er aber gegen den RdL 2005 VRW hinsichtlich Intensität und Mundgefühl.

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Peu d'esters avec un vieillissement assez important en Jamaïque.. Trop boisé et épicé pour ma part.. Même si ça doit plaire à bcp de monde.. Ça reste bon en bouche tout dz même

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What are the specs of this rum?

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Made from
Pot Still
15 years
No. of bottles
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Price range
Under 250€

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About the Long Pond distillery

The distillery Long Pond is located in Jamaica. Rums from Long Pond have been reviewed 2,497 times with an average of 8.6/10.

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