Faultline K&L Exclusive St. Lucia Rum 750ml

SKU #1139756

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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 By: Dave Unger |  Review Date: 11/21/2013 
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Seriously great stuff, but not for the faint of heart.

David OG told me this stuff is nicknamed "pirate juice" and I can see why. It has lots and lots of flavor. Molasses and camphor come on strong right from the get go. Softer notes of vanilla and baking spices follow behind.

The flavor is strong and bright. Around Thanksgiving I'm enjoying the punch it adds to a pumpkin spice latte. When summer rolls back around, I'm looking forward to trying it with ginger beer and a twist of lime over ice.

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Alcohol Content (%): 45