That Boutique-y Rum Company O Reizinho Distillery Unaged Batch 1

That Boutique-y Rum Company O Reizinho Distillery Unaged Batch 1That Boutique-y Rum Company O Reizinho Distillery Unaged Batch 1. I’m a little late to the party with this particular offering as it has sold out already at Master of Malt. I don’t normally review “obsolete” bottlings as I am usually quick enough to review something before it sells out. As this is Batch 1 though I assume That Boutique-y Rum Company have more batches up their sleeves……..

Putting aside my general disappointment with myself, I will still review this rum as I suspect you will be seeing quite a bit more from O Reizinho over the next couple of years.

Rum from Madeira or as it is more commonly known Rhum da Agricola Madeira is becoming a bit of a “thing”, so here we have an unaged rhum from O Reizinho Distillery bottled by those inventive people at the Boutique-y Rum Company.

Unlike most Agricole Rhum from the “French” Islands this rhum has been produced from freshly cut and pressed sugar cane juice on a Pot rather than a Column still. This rhum has been bottled at 49.7% ABV. It was distilled in 2017 and stored in an inert container, it was released on the market in 2018

At retail a 50cl (note not a “full” 70cl bottle) would have set you back £32.95. It is worth noting at this point that The Boutique-y Rum Company is owned by Master of Malt via Atom Brands. So that is one of the few places you will find Boutique-y Rum Company’s offerings.

Crystal clear in the glass (as it should really be I guess if it’s “unaged).

The initlal nosing would have had me thinking it’s a clairin or an unaged agricole. My first guess would have been a Clairin though – Sajous or maybe Vaval.

Anyway, the nose is full of sweet grassy cane notes. Green salty olives and some fishy brine mingle alongside notes of mint and a touch of balsamic vinegar and a little citrus. It’s all strangely familiar but it’s very nicely put together.

I could say it is balanced – and it is in its own little way but it’s still very intense and the type of rum that many will just think stinks. Wray and Nephew territory even despite the lower ABV.

Sipped the rhum is even more intense than the nose. Slightly metallic on the initial sip and full of hot alcohol notes. It’s a touch on the bitter side and the sweetness on the nose doesn’t quite cut across to the sip.

It’s not the greatest sipper in the world if we are being entirely honest. It’s mostly just heat from the alcohol and a rather unforgiving bitter, metallic note. Not my favourite sipper by a long stretch.That Boutique-y Rum Company O Reizinho Distillery Unaged Batch 1 rum review by the fat rum pirate

Mixed with lemonade it fairs a bit better but it’s still not what I would class as enjoyable. Soapy would be the best description – with lots of salty olives and some pencil shavings.

I wouldn’t say this is poor rum – but I’ve had a lot of rum in this style. Clairin’s and unaged white agricole that have done this style of rum, better. An aged version of O Reizinho I’d be keen to try. Which is a bonus because I have a 3 year old also from Boutique’y Rum Company coming up soon for review.

And yes that picture is a King Olive on a throne – O Reizinho translates roughly to the “Kinglet” or “Little King” and yes it was a touch salty and olive like.

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