So, for this first Rumaniacs Review, I’m dealing with the J.Bally 1975. Apparently imported to Italy and bottled in 1991, making it a 26 year old rhum, which is very unusual and quite spectacular.
Lovely, fruity cane juice. A faint earthyness along with lots of floral influences.
Sweet lemonade comes to mind, but also soft oak and fragrant leather.
Very elegant, very sexy, beautifully balanced.
Starts off with lemonade, but transforms into sugar cane, thick leather, maple syrup and zesty tangerines. Then comes cinnamon and pepper, which gives a nice tingling feeling. Liquorice also emerges along with a bit of old oak.
Rather long and warm, with oaks, tangerine juice, and a soft medicinal edge. Just enough to add another level without ruining the overall experience.
Rating and final thoughts
Feels old and something of days past. Amazing that it spent 26 years in a cask and remained so controlled on the oak. Beautiful rhum and I love it.