Fortuitous Union is a blend of Trinidad rum and cask strength rye, finished in a bourbon barrel and bottled at 103 proof. The rum was 12 years old and the rye was 5 years old, when they were blended together by accident at at their bottling facility. This is their first release.
Caramel, sugary fruits, melon, clove,
Thin to medium mouth feel. No heat. Banana, molasses, rye spices and clove. Faint melon. Brown sugar.
Short, grows hot and spicy. Anise, minty brown sugar.
Complex and interesting but thin and a bit hot for what it is trying to be. Overall, I think that there is a lot of potential here, but I dont know if rye is a great companion to most rum profiles. You can count me in the crowd that is disappointed that this wasnt bottled as planned - as a 12yr rum finished in undisclosed KY bourbon barrels - but I found this to be alright, all the same.