Distiller's Drawer #47
Garden City Single Barrel Cask Strength Rum
Selected By: Chef Dave Punch for Sycamore and Big Little Diner
Age: Minimum 2 years
Matured In: New Kentucky Oak
Bottles Produced: 230
Recipe: Rich - A fermentation of 100% Grade A Molasses producing a richly textured spirit with a perfumed nose of savory forest floor. Leather and tobacco aromas with subtle sultana, and pineapple marmalade notes can be found on the dry palate. A blend of yeasts were selected to ferment alongside the natural yeast of the distillery, and yeast present in the molasses, to coax out a blend of complex flavors.
Distillation: Fine - First distilled through an American pot still and finished in a German column still, this distillation gives detailed aromas, a tight and linear structure, a pliant texture, and a long perfumed finish.
Barreled: Spring 2017 - It was indeed humid, especially through April and May, when temperatures jumped up from the long cold winter. This brought a lovely softness to aging casks that matured through the summer and brought forth a rich texture. For younger casks, this meant another layering of richness over the refined structure built over the season. Casks bottled after maturing through this season show much more body and breadth with less oak influence that was tempered by the dropping proof of this lovely stretch through 2017's spring, summer, and fall. A very fine season remembered fondly.
Harvested: Spring 2019 - A very late, wet spring meant a nice rise in humidity which caused a softening tothe “edginess” rum can show right out of the winter season. Most proofs for spring bottling were 107-110, making them a bit more supple and soft. Barrel P470 is a great expression of a true New England rum, with maritime climate flavors with deep dark chocolate and savory notes.