Dreadlocks: check, ganja: check, dub riddim playlist: check. Ya man, all set to crack this lil’ beauty. Rasta Morris is the rum division of Asta Morris. Bert Bruyneel selected a 15 years old single cask rum distilled in Barbados and finished in a sherry cask.
Barbados 15 yo rum
(42%, Plantation for Rasta Morris 2013, single cask #115, sherry finish, 450 btl.)
Nose: fairly dry and leathery. There’s a pleasant reminder of dusty books before it shows sweeter oranges and caramel. Baking spice. After a while some dried banana comes out.
Mouth: very smooth and sweet – much sweeter than the nose suggested, now displaying more common flavours. Baked bananas, vanilla cream and coconut. Heavy molasses, hints of sticky dates as well. Cinnamon and caramelized nuts. Sweet butter pastry and treacle. Honey.
Finish: still very sweet, a bit cloying now. Warm spicy echoes alongside the caramel.
A very smooth rum. It seems the sherry finish gave it an extra boost of date sweetness and sticky toffee. A dessert rum. Around € 65.