Neisson Vieux par Neisson is another of the newest rhum blends from Neisson first bottled in 2018.
This rhum starting its maturation in used American bourbon barrels. Each year these barrels are tasted and then blended and put back into the bourbon barrels until they are ready to be finished in cognac barrels for about six months.
After aging 36 to 60 months the rhum that has finished in cognac barrels is tasted and if it is ready it is bottled at 45% ABV to capture the essence of Neisson aged rhums. To bear the AOC Martinique Rrhum Vieux mark the rhum must be aged at least 36 months. Most of this rhum has aged much more.
Tropical fruit and roasted nuts in the aroma lead to a rich palate of fruit, nutmeg, coconut, and finally followed by a slightly smoky oak finish. 45% ABV suits this aged rhum agricole well.
"Elegant balance" sums up this rhum in two words.