Shellback Rum is a new offering from Grande Antilles Cane Spirits (Gallo).
A mid-range offering, Shellback Silver and Spiced versions. Made at the famed West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados, Shellback Silver Rum is made using a combination of pot and column still distillates that are then blended together. The resulting rum, is smooth and fruity. It makes a killer base for rum punch.
Appearance: Clear with viscus legs
Nose: Clean, youthful with medium notes of overripe pineapple, honey, vanilla, cream, citrus, mango, papaya and coconut.
Palate: Dry, alcohol is smooth yet fiery with similar notes to the nose. However, the vanilla and coconut stand out with secondary flavors of pineapple. Shellback silver rum finishes with medium notes of vanilla and cream soda.
Rating: Very Good.
ABV: 40% / 80 Proof
Suggested Retail – $17.
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