Review: Six Saints Caribbean Rum

Six Saints comes from “the heart of Grenada” as the label boldly states. Its name is a reference to the Six Saintly parishes in which the island of Grenada is divided – Saint Patrick, Saint Mark, Saint John, Saint George, Saint David and Saint Andrew.

While I’m having a look at their standard offering, they seem to have a few cask finishes in the range as well such as PX, Oloroso and Madeira.

They don’t openly state a producer name, but we learn from their website that the distillery where Six Saints is made by its 3rd generation of distillers was established in 1937 which points to Grenada Distillers Limited. Although distilled and aged on site, Six Saints is actually bottled in Glasgow, UK. Grenada Distillers Limited was previously known as Grenada Sugar Factory and it bears its current name since 2001. They are the home of Clarke’s Court, a rum I don’t remember trying as of yet.

The presentation of Six Saints is pretty old school with a stubby bottle, a vintage looking label and even a punt similar to what Champagne bottles have – mine also came with a nice little gift bag.

Six Saints is molasses or cane syrup based, column still distilled at 95% ABV and aged from 3 to 5 years in ex-Bourbon casks in the tropical climate of Grenada. Bottled at 41.7% ABV without any sweeteners.

On the nose it feels light and fruity. Yellow apples, apricots, honey, melon and unripe bananas. Some ground coffee, pineapple juice and cacao nibs. There’s a faint layer of peat-like smoke. Ground black pepper and oxidised white wine.

On the palate it is light again and less fruity. Peat smoke, soft apples, ripe plums and honey. Sawdust, black pepper, ginger beer, saffron and peanut butter. Vanilla, angelica root and a touch of passion fruit. It has a Highland Single Malt-like profile. The finish is medium with smoke and nuts.

Pretty light, yet smoky and woody – as I said, it resembles a Scotch quite a lot, so if you enjoy a Highland Single Malt you’d most likely enjoy this. I’m not a particular fan, but I wouldn’t say it’s a bad one, just not for me. I would although be curious to try any of the cask finishes…

I bought this for £31 from Amazon and I don’t feel like I’ve been ripped off, so that’s good – can also be found for £29 on Master of Malt.

Six Saints Caribbean Rum score:
Flavour/taste: 45/70
Value for money: 14/15
Transparency/purity: 15/15
Overall: 74/100


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