The bouquet offers appealing fragrances of oak, medium-sweet cane, escarole, pine cone and new leather. The palate entry is long and medium-sweet; at midpalate finely layered tastes of cocoa butter, palm oil, oaky vanilla, light honey and almond paste enthrall the taste buds. Concludes silky smooth, mildly sweet and honey-like.
Beverage Testing Institute
Rich copper color. Dark caramel, buttered nuts, and spice aromas. A rich, supple entry leads to a viscous, dryish, full-bodied palate with robust dark chocolate, caramel, roasted nuts, and brown spice flavors. Finishes with a very long, charred oak, vanilla, and burnt caramel fade. A very serious, dry, and elegant rum.