Scotland Stephenson's Spirits Reviews

Starr Ultra Superior Light African Rum

Review Date: September 30, 2009
Category Info: Rum :: Aged Rum
Distilled From: Molasses
Retail Price: $$$ ($30-$40)
Bottle Size: 750 ml Bottle
Brewer / Distiller: Starr Rum Distillery
Age: 6 year Avg.
Casking: Refill Scotch Barrel
Strength: 40%
Origin: Mauritius

Tasting Notes:

Despite aging Starr is colorless due to filtration. This product is unusual because Mauritius was a French colony but they produce it with molasses instead of in a sugar cane/agricole style.
Flinty and spicy nose with underlying brown sugar and perfumey vanilla.
The flavor is really unique in the light rum category. It is very rich and smoky/flinty with some notes of cocoa and a big note of vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium-to-full.
The finish is long lasting vanilla and subtle molasses.