La Maison Velier
This is a bottling of rum from Guadeloupe by the LMV brand Transcontinental Rum Line. While cane juice rums are the norm here, this bottling was produced from molasses. It was aged for 3 years in the tropics, and 1 more year in Europe before bottling at 43% with no coloring or additives.
Sweet and bright - brown sugar, toffee, notes of banana, papaya. No funk, sweet citrus and honey. The nose is very sweet.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Honey, faint rubber, sweet papaya and mango. Nice rum character here combined with a youthful spirity character. Not a ton going on but it’s all peasant. Heat is very well behaved also.
Short to medium in length. Nice complexity here, equal sharing between tropical fruits, brown sugar, a rubbery rum character and some pepper.
While this isn’t blowing anyone away, it’s pleasant and far more than competent. I really like it. Everything it’s doing is the stuff I like, and it’s a lighter, more versatile profile that pairs well with anything.