Bottled By: Glenallachie Distillers Ltd 70cl / 46%
The remarkable Billy Walker is a man of many talents. With the MacNair's Exploration series of rums, Glenallachie's head honcho reveals yet another string to his bow - master rum blender!
This MacNair's Exploration Panama 7-year-old rum was initially tropically aged in Panama before making the trip to Speyside, where Mr Walker blended it and reracked it back into a mix of red wine barriques, ex-bourbon casks and virgin oak. After this finishing period, the rum was re-blended and bottled at an alluring 46% without colouring or chill-filtration.
This is one of a pair of MacNair's Exploration 7-year-old Panamanian rums - the other one is part-finished in peaty whisky casks, so if you can get hold of both it would seem rather foolish not to try them together for contrast.
Glenallachie Distillers Ltd
Red Wine, Virgin oak & ex-Bourbon casks
Colour: Burnished Bronze.
Nose: Mango, peaches, and plantains, fused with ginger.
Palate: Waves of bananas, papaya, and mango, with coconut, toffee, orange zest, and a hint of pineapple.