First bottled in 2018, Profile 105 refers to the preparation of the oak barrels. For this rum, the Neisson distillery turned to World Cooperage for the acquisition of new barrels. Numerous tests were conducted with oak from different sources and different toasting profiles. Finally, fine grained 225-liter barrels, seasoned for 36 months, made of American oak staves were selected. The toasting profile, number 105 whose characteristics are exclusive for Neisson, was retained.
Before being filled with rhum that will bear the Profile name the barrels are first filled with white rhum for four months to allow the tannins and bitterness of the new barrels to soften.
On February 23, 2015, 15 barrels were filled with fresh white rhum from the Neisson and put to rest in their aging warehouse on the distillery property. In October 2016, six barrels were selected to be integrated into the 2000-liter vats to be destined for the creation of cask strength rum with the name Profile 105 having 54.2% alcohol by volume.
This is the first AOC Martinique Rhum Agricole to have been aged in new American oak barrels.
The soft copper hue of the spirit and light citrus, roasted coffee and balsamic notes in the aroma are the first indications that this is special rhum.
Warm spice, smoky oak and dark fruit fill the body of this aged rhum, relenting to a long, rich finish of spice, coffee, fruit, sugar cane and oak. The higher proof and newer wood are evident in the finish of this aged rhum.