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Immortal Spirits & Distilling Company
I find that their Rum, State of Jefferson Rum, is a very interesting blend of 3 year aged rum with unaged white rum. Without tasting - I have to think they are looking for a deeper complexity. While you don't loose complexity from a white as you age, it can get muted in the process. By blending, often the distiller is looking to bring that crisp unaged flavor back to the forefront to exist as an equal with the mellowed flavors of oak barrel aging. I will endeavor to get a sample and report back - but right now I am just imagining.
I'll let them tell you more as quoted from their website:
State of Jefferson Rum
"Distilled from cane sugar. This is a blend of our aged rum, 3 years aged on charred Oregon Oak barrels, and unaged, new-make rum. Tasting notes of a bourbon like quality in oak profile, with an even sweetness of caramel and vanilla, no spice or pepper. Enjoyneat, on the rocks, or with a mixer. The oak aging makes for an extraordinary sipping rum!
I like the fact that they went with a sugar beer and the blending sounds interesting. Note, as I said earlier, the rum is only available locally.
Here is more about the distiller, Immortal Spirits: