Labourdonnais 5 Years Old Batch 1

Labourdonnais 5 Years Old Batch 1 (49.8%, That Boutique-Y Rum Company, 1200 Bottles, 2019)

  • ABV: 49.8%
  • Age: 5 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Rum Company
  • Category: Mauritian Rum
  • Cost: £51.95
  • Origin: Labourdonnais distillery
  • Vintage: undeclared


What they say

An independent bottling of 5 year old Mauritian rum produced by the Labourdonnais distillery using a traditional column still. It was bottled by That Boutique-y Rum Company and bestowed a handsome label, featuring a rather stately-looking rum cask covered in vanilla flower petals.

Batch 1 is a release of 1,200 bottles.

Official tasting notes:

  • Nose: Banana fritters, honey, soft nutmeg heat and a whiff of green apple.

  • Palate:Peppery at first, though layers of caramel and vanilla temper the spice. Juicy honeydew melon in the background.

  • Finish: Lingering cardamom and toasted oak on the finish.

What I say

A 5 year old rum produced at the Labourdonnais estate distillery on Mauritius and independently bottled by That Boutique-Y Rum Company.

This post was sponsored by That Boutique-Y Rum Company by provision of a sample of this product

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber brown (12/20), numerous medium, slow, tears and short legs.
  • Nose: Sweet and woody, cedar wood, quite herbal, brown sugar, treacle, mixed clove and golden syrup, fresh figs.
  • Taste: Full-bodied, sweet, treacle, toffee, fudge, woody, juniper wood, and cedar spices, vanilla, cardamom, clove and cumin seed.
  • Finish: Long, spiced and vaporous, sweetness persists.


A lovely balance of sweet and spice presented and a little sugary weight behind this.

Score 85/100

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