TASTING: PPS Origini ‘Trinidad’

In cooperation with RumExchange I am bringing you several rum tasting notes. The first one was the PPS (Pellegrini Private Stock) ORIGINI BARBADOS 2006, today I’ll be sharing my tasting notes of the PPS ORIGINI TRINIDAD 2005.

Pellegrini S.p.A. are independent bottlers from Italy, which have released several expressions under the name ‘ORIGINI‘. The name refers to single cask and single origin rums; unadulterated products (no caramel, no sugar), bottled at Cask Strength. Today we’re dealing with their ORIGINI TRINIDAD 2005, bottled in November 2017.

– Distillery: Trinidad Distillers Ltd. (Angostura, Trinidad)
– Type: Molasses, Column, –
– Aged: 2005 – 2017 (12 years)
– ABV: 61,2% (cask strength)
– Price: €80-85 for 70cl
Personal tasting notes, written on 10 May 2018:
View: Golden with a reddish brown hue.

Nose: Smooth, soft touch of fresh fruit and pepper.

Palate: Pepper turns into vanilla and burnt cinnamon. Sweetness in the background, tingle on the tip of the tongue faintly whispers molasses.

Finish: A lingering of dry wood and the slightest bit of vanilla, short finish.
While most cask strength expressions kick me in the face with bold flavors, most of the flavors in this one are building up yet without reaching their full capacity. While I’m not into comparing different products, I do think the BARBADOS 2006 is a better investment, both financially and flavor wise, than this TRINIDAD 2005.


Sample provided by Andreas Isopp. Though the fact it was a given sample did not affect my personal opinion in any way.

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