Nose: Big on bourbon: a muscular bruiser of a bourbon with sparkling layers of crisp oak. What the deuce! It’s more whiskey oriented than any rum we’ve ever tried before. The cranberry and black pepper notes add a hint of savoury spice. A little ground almond too. After a while in the glass it starts to offer up little whiffs of cucumber and aubergines cooked in butter.
Palate: Really buttery - clarified butter, with a good whack of Demerara sugar-sweetness. More molasses this time, and spices too. This is definitely much more rum-like than the first sample, and the exoticism continues as a savoury coconut oil flavour appears.
Finish: Very long this one. Buttery sweetness, coconut milk and burnt fruit.