For the fourth edition of the Master Blender Collection, Branker turned to Andean oak, a non traditional wood choice, to explore another layer of aromatic complexity. The casks were used for 11 months to finish the ageing of a single batch of rums distilled twice in traditional copper pot still and aged 14 years in ex-Bourbon casks.
The result is a delicate, yet opulent blend with layers of spice, nutmeg, vanilla, ripe pear and toasted coconut on the palate. Dominantly vanilla on the nose, Andean Oak Cask offers a spiciness on the palate that perfectly complements the fruity notes of the aged pot still rum. This rum evolves as time goes, revealing layers of flavours over the course of a tasting journey.
The Master Blender Collection: Andean Oak Cask is bottled at 48% ABV and is non chill filtered.
Aroma: Vanilla, Candied Fruit, Floral
Taste: Oak, Spicy, Nutmeg, Almond, Vanilla
Body: Golden with amber hues