EKTE PUNGENT & GEEKY
REGION: JAMAICA AND BARBADOS
EKTE is a line of independent bottlings designed to showcase rum by its flavour and provenance courtesy of Danish rum enthusiast Daniel Bascunan. Pungent & Geeky marries full-bodied, oily Jamaican potstill rum, column-still rum from Trinidad (think Angostura) and the dry, austere mien of a Bajan rum, all ranging from three to eight years in age and blended without sugar. The result is an obscure gem geared towards connoisseurs, curiously agricole in profile boasting a no-holds-barred approach to flavour, with beeswax and eucalyptus on the nose, beguiling, farmy funk, and a sweetly herbal, bitter finish. Who knew rum could be this assertive and bold minus the sugar?