Takamaka rum is produced in the Seychelles, on the island of Mahe in the Trois Freres distillery by the D'Offay family. The estate was founded on an old tropical spice plantation site, La Plaine St Andre, by French settlers over 200 years ago.
The distillery has been operating since 2002, and is the first and only commercial rum producer and exporter in the Seychelles. The sugarcane used is grown in four different regions of Mahe by independent farmers, and is then crushed, distilled, aged and blended on site. Takamaka rum is named after a local bay on the island and is the name of local tree.
Takamaka Extra Dark is a rich caramel blend of column and pot still rums enhanced with select rums from new French oak and aged bourbon barrels.
Nose: Rich yet elegant with notes of caramel, nuts, topical fruit and wood spice.
Palate: Toasted oak, pecan pie, grilled mango, brown sugar and a hint of mint.
Finish: Dry with wood spice.