Compagnie des Indes Barbagaya Rum 14 years 43% 700ml
Barbagaya is Compagnie des Indes’ third small batch after the Dominidad and Veneragua. It results from a blend of 2 casks: one from Barbados from the Foursquare distillery, and the other from Guyana from the Diamond distillery. Both were distilled in April 2007 and aged just under 40% in Europe. The blending took place in April 2021 in our warehouse.
Nose: At first honeyed aroma emerges from the glass, then aromas of prunes and currants. It evolves into pine sap, iodine, and candied orange.
Mouth: A franc, woody, and roasted attack. Followed then by iced chestnut and English fudge notes, but also a touch of sweet chilli, mixed with lemongrass.
Finish: It’s deliciously indulgent, with the impression of biting into a pancake spread.
Compagnie des Indes rums are produced with great care and elegance. The idea was brought to life in memory of the former East India Company from the seventeenth and eighteenth century that selected rare commodities from distant continents and imported them to their countries. Like them, we select only the best qualities of rum from all over the world and import these to Europe. No matter if we speak about single casks or carefully selected blends we always focus on bringing out the character and qualities of each local origin. Florent from Compagnie des Indes roams the world constantly and amazes us with his Rum discoveries. One feels he does it for his own pleasure because his selections have in common, elegance, lightness, naturalness, and authenticity. What rum always should have been, but rarely is nowadays, inflated by suspicious aromas and colours.