Old Monk Very Old 7yr Vatted Blended Indian Rum

The Schtick: This is an interesting rum product that is produced in India. It bears an age statement of 7 years and is bottled at 40% ABV, so its not a win all around. For $17 locally, I decided to give it a go.

Review #870 | Rum Review #41

Distiller: Solan

Bottler: Solan

Brand: Solan


ABV: 40% ABV

Age: 7 Years

Nose: Sweet maple, almost bourbon-y. Molasses, sweet sticky caramel candies. Mild funk, woody, faint tobacco. Sweet sugar, raisin bread. Sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.

Taste: thin, no heat. Syrupy sweet, raisin bread, tobacco, cocoa. Its sweet but not crazy on the dosing. Lots of cherry, cocoa, tobacco.

Finish: Short, sweet, cocoa, maple, brown sugar, bready.

Overall: This is fine enough. Its not crazy complex but its also not offensive in any way. It performed well neat, on the rocks and in a variety of cocktails. It wont blow you away, but I dont think it was ever intended to.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

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