Faultline K&L Exclusive St. Lucia Rum (750ml)

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A few years ago I had the pleasure of tasting an odd rum from St. Lucia as part of the Berry Bros & Rudd privately-bottled collection. I was instantly smitten. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before: fruit tea, menthol, root beer, molasses, and earthy pot still goodness all brimming from the bottle in waves. I brought it to a tasting group with friends and they all freaked out too. There was only one problem with that bottle: it was $110. I went on a mission to find a younger, less-expensive version of that rum to share with K&L customers, but, alas, I always came up empty. I emailed the distillery to see if they would sell us a barrel directly, but I never got a response from this mysterious producer. It wasn't until earlier this year that an importer randomly approached me about the possibility of selecting a single barrel of St. Lucian rum for K&L. I about fell over! YES! OF COURSE! We went through samples, found a barrel that worked, and got our amazing label designer into the studio. Now, for all you tiki lovers out there, we've got that rum I've been longing to give you at a price you can afford: big sarsaparilla and root beer aromas, spiced tea, brandied fruit, and an earthy molasses note on the finish. It's a true representation of fresh molasses. This is easily sippable, but so Mai Tai friendly that you'll have a tough time making anything else. Ginger beer, rum Manhattans, anything. It's mindblowing rum and it's finally ours! (David Driscoll, Spirits Buyer)

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Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/17/2015 | Send Email
Root beer, fruit tea, juicy fruit, oh my. Big, bold flavor like you've never tasted in a rum.

Staff Image By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/16/2015 | Send Email
This rum has a lot to offer. It shows that rum is not one dimensional, and how individual and different rums can be. The Faultline St. Lucia has floral and herbal aromas that are very interesting. In the mouth it is spicy, with a nice vanilla finish. Most important is that this rum tastes very good.

Staff Image By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/11/2015 | Send Email
By far the most wild and weird of our Faultline rums - this is the second cask we've sourced from this great distillery through the Hamilton rum company. The last one was MUCH MUCH more difficult, with flavors of burning tires and angry mobs. This one still has that wonderful potstilly intensity but more fruit and creamy vanilla come out. Still powerful and heady and probably the go to right now for an aged pot still for both sipping and mixing. Stands up nicely in a Tiki drink by the way.

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Alcohol Content (%): 45