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Chamarel Indian Ocean Stills (RX955)

The "Indian Ocean Stills" rum hails from the Chamarel distillery in Mauritius, chosen and bottled by independent bottler Velier. Distilled in 2014 using Column Still from sugar cane juice, this 4-year-old rum boasts an ABV of 58%. Users have noted its pleasant nose, featuring vanilla, Mirabelle plum, cognac, peaches, and anise. The diverse palate brings forward flavors of anise, vegetal, raisin, salty, and young wood. While some users believe that additional aging would have enhanced the overall experience, this unique expression has been widely appreciated for its distinct nose-palate contrast and the presence of agricole-like notes at a good price-to-quality ratio.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Indian Ocean Stills is based on 28 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:

The Indian Ocean Stills chamarel rum impresses with hints of vanilla, tropical fruits, and young wood. However, some find the alcohol presence too notable and its youth unrefined, reflected in suggestions of more aging. Evokes the curiosity of experienced tasters for its unique profile.

Nosing impressions

Vanilla Mirabelle plum Cognac Allspice Peaches Anise Grapes Cedar Syrupy Fruity

Taste impressions

Anise Vegetal Salty Young wood Raisin Alcoholic Caramelized Papaya Apple Smoky


Bitter Salty Caramelized Grass Dark chocolate Young wood Alcoholic Spicy Dried fruit Coffee

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How does the community rate this rum?

7.7 /1028 ratings

Community Rating

Already 28 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 7.7 out of 10. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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„Not bad, but a rum too expression- and profile-less. Could probably have used a few more years of storage - especially in the mouth, the alcohol still stands out noticeably even after some time in the air, the rest of the bouquet is pleasing, but too interchangeable. A pleasing drop, not a highlight. There are more interesting from Chamarel, although at least so far primarily rums of comparatively younger age (and also rather rarely in barrel strength) are bottled there.“


Apple Mango Papaya Allspice Syrupy


Caramelized Raisin Apple Mango Papaya
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„This rum was spectacular in the way that the nose was significantly different from the palate. The nose is light and elegant with tropical fruits, grass and some vanilla. The palate on the other hand is fruity with a warm touch and a lightly smoky wood flavour. The finish is fruity with chocolate and a very light pinch of barrel. Price to quality is very good.“


Light Elegant Vanilla Black pepper Grass


Fresh Grass Lime Peppery Apple
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„A nose of mirabelle plum where I find the alcohol very present. In the mouth I find the alcohol too present and not well enough integrated. I'll try to leave it aired for a while to see if it needs it.“


Mirabelle plum Vanilla Fruity Cognac Peaches


Raisin Vegetal Young wood Caramelized Papaya
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„Wyrazny podmak anyzu. Pieprz, krotki do sredniego finiszu.“


Allspice Woody


Smoky Anise
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„For me, the best rum from Mauritius so far, but still with room for improvement. While the planty aromas dominate the nose, the palate shows a colorful mixture of caramel, fruit and notes of young wood. There is an alcoholic note (Cognac or Williams pear), which suggests that a little more time in the barrel would have done this rum quite well. In my opinion, good and with typical Agricole notes (although not a "real" Agricole), but not good enough for the price.Edit: Nose >> Palate“


Vegetal Vanilla Allspice Syrupy Cognac


Caramelized Papaya Young wood Smoky Alcoholic
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„an der Nase relativ fruchtig und würzig nach grünem Apfel und Piment und etwas alkoholisch scharf, im Geschmack dann Hauptsächlich trocken, holzig und scharfkantig alkoholisch und unausgewogen. dazu etwas Anis, Apfel und Lakritz und salzig bitter... insgesamt erinnert er an Calvados, gefällt mir nicht so gut und ist einfach zu jung und auch zu teuer mMn.“


Mirabelle plum Green apple Vanilla Grapes Cognac


Salty Young wood Alcoholic Anise Cognac
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„Clairement pas une réussite, c'est dommage.“


Mirabelle plum Apple Anise Vanilla Cedar


Alcoholic Salty Young wood Raisin Vegetal
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„On the nose immediately rises the smell of vanilla, accompanied by a note of cognac, further develops mirabelle and a hint of anise.On the palate, young wood dominates at first, the rum spreads warm and slightly bitter.... there is some anise and pepper.The finish remains the young wood and earthy grass!A good rum, but not very complex.“


Vanilla Mirabelle plum Anise Cognac


Young wood Barrel Peppery Bitter Warm
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„Uplne neco noveho. Krasna vune, chut mi moc nejede Nejvic specificka vune u rumu co jsem snad mel. Chut uz lepsi nez pred rokem (z 62 zvedam na 65).“

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What are the key data of the rum?

Made from
Sugar cane juice
Column Still
4 years
Bottle volume
Price range
Under 100€

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About the Chamarel distillery

The distillery Chamarel is located in Mauritius. Rums from Chamarel have been reviewed 404 times with an average of 7.5/10.

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