Mezan XO Jamaica Rum
This Jamaican XO bottling, unlike most of Mezan's offerings, is a blend rather than a single cask, and is an ongoing release. The rums in the blend hail from multiple distilleries, the only confirmed ones being Hampden Estate and Clarendon distillery. Rather than a traditional 100% pot still rum as Jamaica is perhaps most known for, this is a blend not only of distilleries, but of pot and column distillates, showing a more subtle side to Jamaican rum. The nose comes off quite pot still heavy at first, with tropical fruit, banana, and spice. On the palate, it's a more subtle affair, with softer stone fruit alongside baking spice and a hint of smoky oak. The finish is soft and elegant, with sweet fruit leaving you ready for more. Bottled at 40% abv.