This special reserve bottling belongs to the HSE "Finitions du Monde" series, which includes various barrel finishes.
Habitation Saint Etienne Rhum HSE VSOP port cask finish is a rum that comes from a selection of the best aged rums of the distillery expertly blended.
After a minimum of 3 years of traditional HSE maturation, this VSOP is aged for more than 8 months in 225 liter ex-port barrels.
This HSE VSOP port cask finish rum is produced in the Distillerie du Simon, Le Francois, Martinique following the strict production specifications of agricultural rums from Martinique.
Distilled from the juice of locally grown sugar cane, it keeps all the aromas and sweetness intact.
It is a blend of agricultural rums from Martinique, which are aged on site for a minimum of 3 years.
The intensity of the aromas, the softness deriving from aging in port barrels, the strength of 45 degrees alcohol make it an excellent rum for meditation.
A sip is enough to better appreciate its softness and its aromas.
Color: Habitation Saint Etienne Rhum HSE VSOP Porto cask finish is a dark amber red agricultural rum.
Nose: The nose is rich and well balanced. With strong notes of cocoa, boers, cherries in syrup that accompany pleasant touches of spices.
Taste: In the mouth, after the right oxygenation, it is round. Soft aromas of vanilla and cocoa that combine beautiful notes of pepper, venilla and chocolate.
Finish: The finish is long, dry, spicy and woody.
An excellent rum, too bad the small meager production.