Compagnie des Indes Rum: Jamaica 5 Year Old Navy Strength

Compagnie des Indes refers to the old West Indies Companies and pays homage to the Dutch, British, Portuguese and French empires during the 17th and 18th century who travelled afar to bring rare commodities to their homelands.

Compagnie des Indes Rum

Compagnie des Indes Rum is an independent bottler of rums selected to showcase the terroir of each of the rum’s origin, be it in their blends or their highly regarded Single Casks.

The range of rums they bottle remain as authentic as possible with no flavouring or glycerin added and only a small amount of sugar in the form of organic cane syrup. No E150A caramel colouring is added with the exception of the “Caraibes” blend.

Compagnie des Indes Blend Jamaica 5 Year Old “Navy Strength” is a blend of rums from four distilleries in Jamaica. The rum has 10G/L of sugar, with no caramel colouring and no sugar added. This blend of pot still rums is bottled at 57% as a tribute to the Royal British Navy when only spirits with a minimum level of 57% were allowed to board their ships. The rum has won a Gold Medal in the Paris Rhum Fest in the 3 to 6 year old Molasses Rum Category and Silver Medal in the Rum for Mixology Category.

Compagnie des Indes Jamaica 5 Year Old “Navy Strength” Rum Tasting Notes

  • Country of Origin: Jamaica
  • Type: molasses based, pot still blended rum
  • Age: matured in ex-bourbon casks for a minimum of 5 years
  • ABV: 57%
  • Nose: cookies and cream, ripe bananas and white truffles notes
  • Palate: fruity with hints of liquorice, elderberry, pineapple and tropical fruits
  • Finish: very smooth and round, with lots of caramelised fruits and hints of spiced honey
  • RRP: $130 AUD

Compagnie des Indes Blend Jamaica 5 Year Old “Navy Strength” comes in 700ml bottles and is distributed in Australia by Cerbaco/Spirits of France. The company also produces Blend “Caraibes”, Blend “Latino” 5 Year Old, Blend Jamaica 5 Year Old and Single Casks that showcase rums from different origins.

In partnership with Spirits of France.

Compagnie des Indes Rum: Jamaica 5 Year Old Navy Strength was last modified: August 8th, 2016 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.