Clarendon Sample X The Clarendon Distillery (RX9860)
"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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14 years 10mo
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About the Clarendon distillery
The distillery Clarendon is located in Jamaica. Rums from Clarendon have been reviewed 2,310 times with an average of 8.3/10.
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Already 34 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 8.0 out of 10. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).Write a review
9 January 2022
Overall more on the harsh side. Typical notes of herbs and some fruits.
12 February 2023
Am Gaumen recht ruppig.
Kevin Sorensen 🇩🇰
8 January 2022
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.
13 September 2021
Typical Clarendon blend of moderate esters and a hoppy, bitter spiciness - this one is esp. very much on the menthol and herbal side in the mouth. In addition, strong roasted aromas that also float around happily in the bottle. I would classify the pith more with the EMB than MMW. If it Jamaica but no high-ester rum should be, this is currently the everyday bottle in the cupboard. Alcohol integration could be a little better, but is also still quite young. Beautiful rum!
12 February 2023
Find ich persönlich etwas sehr anstrengend. Wird mit viel Oxidation besser aber insgesamt bleibt er Fleischig, vergoren, fast schon verrottet. Dazu Recht alkoholisch, säuerlich Essig-artig und insgesamt eher recht scharf, würzig und vor allem sehr bitter. Leider nicht mein Fall. Immerhin kommt im Abgang eine leichte Passionsfrucht und Minze Note dazu, sowie etwas Muskatnuss. Aber warm werde ich hiermit dennoch nicht.
3 June 2022
First attempt: quite harsh alcohol on nose and taste, need another go here. Second attempt: I am not impressed, the Alcohol is really sharp, and mutes the fruit a bit. Adding water does not change the way the alcohol behaves, but brings more fruit replacing some shy herbal notes, but it ist still not much. Wood is present, however, all the way to the end.
4 March 2023
Leider etwas unausgewogene Röstnoten, die einen sehr herb-bitteren Beiklang zu den obligaten Tropen- und Zitrusfrüchten bringen. Dazu Holz, grüne Noten, leichte Mineralik und Menthol - nicht uninteressant, mir aber leider zu wuchtige Röstaromen.
10 March 2022
I like the nose much better than on the palate. There it is quite sharp-edged after all.
24 March 2022
A dusty, dry dresser. Solvent, butter cookie, fruit, then tobacco and toasted hazelnut. Very nice and complex. Some acidity. Alcohol well integrated. With a few drops of water it becomes spicier.Then in the mouth very spicy and dried fruit. In the finish full load of herbs and 10 min pulled Assam.Great nose, but after that a very tart pleasure. Too bad. Anyway, I should taste again a few MMs
14 October 2021
In the nose a typical Clarendon and very intense, on the palate it unfortunately loses something... the woody and especially hot spices predominate, fruit is hardly present! In the finish again typical Clarendon!Overall okay!
30 July 2021
Wird im Abgang immer trockener und bitter ansonsten ein schöner Carendon.
25 September 2022
Nose of solvents and tropical fruits, in particular pineapple.Mouth that starts on the fruit but quickly switches to a very invasive woody.Long, bitter, burnt and drying finish...Not my thing...
21 May 2022
Actually Clarendon is not my favorite, but this is already very intense with spices, bitterness, almonds, astringency, toasted aromas and wood.
20 November 2021
A pleasant drinking Clarendon, the 63.2 I find quite well balanced. Nice yellow fruity nose that turns to spice on the palate, ending with a warm, not too short finish. No High Ester but just a real Jamaican, which does not overwhelm.👍
28 June 2021
At first a flurry of alcohol, but needs some time to develop. Heavy nose with dominant fruit. The taste is good, with fruit evolving into dry woodiness in the cheeks.
Rowald Sweet Empire
22 June 2021
Weird but tasty Clarendon. It has a weird peaty note. Cool stuff.