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The Rum Mercenary & Kintra Clarendon Sample X The Clarendon Distillery 2006 14yr 63,2%

RX9860 Very good Pot Still Rum Single Cask 283 bottles Under 100€
“Rich, spicy Jamaican funk with warm, fruity finish; potent sipping.”

"Sample X The Clarendon Distillery" is a meticulously crafted Jamaican rum by Clarendon distillery, selected and bottled by independent bottlers The Rum Mercenary & Kintra. Distilled in 2006 from molasses and aged for 14 years and 10 months, it presents a limited release of only 283 bottles. Boasting a potent 63.2% ABV, this cask-strength rum is a complex blend of glue, funky, apricot, and tropical fruit aromas. On the palate, it features a peppery and overripe taste, balanced with dry wood and nutty flavors. Users found this rum to have warm and rich finish, appreciating its unique peaty note and the interplay of wood, fruit, and spiciness. While slightly on the harsh side for some, its character has resonated well with rum enthusiasts seeking a taste of authentic Jamaican flair.

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How does this rum taste?

Bold Jamaican "Sample X The Clarendon" surprises with its fruity funk against a backdrop of intense wood and spice. While its cask strength packs a punch, touches of nuts and herbs round out the robust profile. Mixed reactions on its sharpness and bitterness, with some finding it daunting, others delightfully complex. Best enjoyed by those accustomed to strong, flavorful rums.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Glue Funky Apricot Yellow fruits Tropical fruit Vegetal

Taste

Peppery Overripe Woody Dry Nutty Dried fruit

Finish

Woody Herbal Bitter Spice Dry Roasted

Community reviews

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8.1/10

“Overall more on the harsh side. Typical notes of herbs and some fruits.”

Aroma

Glue Funky Tropical fruit Apricot Yellow fruits

Taste

Warm Dried fruit Dry Herbal Spicy
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7.3/10

“Am Gaumen recht ruppig.”

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8.2/10

“Pretty good rum and a nice surprise. Wood and fruit from nose to finish with some added spiciness. The funk and ester is very present and nice. There is a hint of nuts, licorice and menthol in the back. I love the warm finish it has.”

Aroma

Funky Ester Woody Overripe Banana

Taste

Funky Ester Licorice Warm Raisin

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
Brand
Sample X
RumX ID
RX9860
ABV
63,2%
Category
Pot Still Rum
Vintage
2006
Made from
Molasses
Distillation
Pot Still
Age
14 years 10mo
No. of bottles
283
Bottle volume
70cl
Price range
Under 100€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

75 €
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The RumX community has already added 25 bottles to their collections:

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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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