Monday, October 8, 2018
Now, the man behind Afrohead, master blender Toby Tyler, has launched his newest project, “One Drop” Rum, a rum hand-bottled in Harbour Island in The Bahamas that is a blend of 10- and 12-year-old Jamaican rum. This is a full departure from Afrohead, a rum that comes from Trinidad.
When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design on the label and its drinkability was a wonderful and refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rums. It was bold, cool and, unlike so many other rum launches in recent years, it took in the traditions and history of the Bahamas. Afrohead still needs more of a reminder to consumers that it is a classy premium rum expression and not simply a mixing partner for Coca-Cola.
The aroma is a delight, with notes of candied tropical fruit, it has an exciting aroma that has notes of rhum agricole. The flavor profile is marked by buttery apricot, pure vanilla bean, stone fruit and a hint of a dried-fruit. This is a medium-bodied rum with a wonderful long-lasting finish. Unlike many of the rums from Jamaica, with an overt funkiness, One Drop has got a real drinkability. It is a marriage of funky with a smooth flavor and drinkable expression that can be enjoyed by both the lover of Jamaican and more traditional Caribbean rums.