Helios Distillery Teeda Aged 21 Years Japanese Craft Rum 700ml
Tadashi Matsuda established Helios Distillery in 1961. He started with producing rum, made of sugar cane that has been Okinawa’s main crop. Helios is the oldest distillery in Japan and started producing rum in response to demand from the American army who were stationed there at the time.
Helios Distillery has release a 21-year-old aged version of its Teeda craft rum. It was distilled in 1998 and a limited release of only 2500 bottles was released by the Matsuda family in 2020. This rum is distilled from local cane sugar molasses in a copper pot still. The sugar cane enjoys mineral-rich soils with a tropical climate and an average temperature of 22.5°C, this archipelago is the only place in Japan able to grow sugar cane.
A nose of apricots and bananas opens up to a warming palate of vanilla and cinnamon, with a long chocolatey caramel finish.
The Finer Details
Style - Rum
Country - Japan
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 48%