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Monymusk 25 yo 1995, The Whisky Jury

Bottle Details:
Distillery: Monymusk Rum
Bottler: The Whisky Jury (TWJ)
Vintage: 1995
Bottled: 2021
Stated Age: 25 years old
Strength: 61.3 % Vol.
Casktype: American oak barrel
Number of bottles: 270

Monymusk 25 yo 1995, The Whisky Jury

  • Nose: more fruity notes here. Fresher pineapple, bananas and hints of pink grapefruits, as well as hints of mango jam and honey. A nice layer of varnish as well, mixed with grassy notes and mint. A light hint of verbena and walnut skin too.

    Mouth: liquorice at first, with menthol and old oak. In a second wave you get gorgeous tropical fruits that remind me of these rancio cognac notes. Pineapple, guava, pink grapefruit. Really great. Also hints of walnuts, aniseed, varnish, brine, mint and a touch of mentholated oak.

    Finish: long, elegant, balancing between tropical fruits and mint.

    A great tropical-fruity rum, packing plenty of punch and the perfect amount of Jamaican funk. Now also available from The Whisky Exchange.
    Score: 90/100

  • Clarendon 27 yo 1995/2021 (61.3%, The Whisky Jury, Jamaica, refill barrel, 270 bottles) 
    When do they call them Clarendon and when do they call them Monymusk? No ideas, we're only simple whisky guys… But great work on the labels, Jury, great spirits have always got something transcendental, if not religious. Every bottle is an ex-voto, is it not? Colour: rich amber. Nose: yah. Varnish, upholstery, seafood, soy sauce, old bourbons, beeswax, mint cordial, liquorice, menthol and terpenes, tar liqueur, absinth, acetone… With water: leafier. Autumn leaves, walnut skins, olives, glutamate, Maggi… Mouth (neat): below the limits of over-oakiness, that's sorted. A lot of menthol and liquorice, though, but remember, we're flying above the 61% vol. mark. This is almost the I.S.S. With water: more petrol and brine. Very salty brew, almost a little intimidating in that respect. Do they grow olives and oysters in Jamaica? No-ganja-to-be-found though. Finish: very long, salty, petroly, totally Jamaican. There's a debate to be had around the notions of 'aging', and 'location' and 'maturation', and 'climate' and stuff. Indeed, you could call that 'war'. Comments: olive-y glory. Have I mentioned olives? This is olive oil.

    SGP:473 - 90 points.

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