Nose: Sweet, dark, cooked fruits. Fruitcake, spice, herbal.
Palate: Balanced with thick, sweet spices, stewed fruits.
Finish: Spiced, crisp, tingling.
I'd say the tasting notes are pretty much spot on for a start. There is definitely a predominant rich, stewed fruits taste with a nice winter spice to accompany it. It made me think of Christmas drinking this rum. I would have rated it higher but it wasn't the smoothest of rums, I needed to sip quite a lot of water after each sip of rum to take the edge off and to get the most out of the flavours. I'd say all in all it is a mixed bag, it is a nice rum but I think there are a lot of better rums out there.
Mix a double shot of this nice rum with some ginger beer and serve over ice and you have a lovely glass of Dark and Stormy. The drink I was introduced to during my stay in Bermuda. A great drink to watch the sun go down.
A lovely bottle which when sat with friends putting the world to rights allows a smooth palate easily digested with lovely round notes, highly recommended
poured sparingly over the top of a mojito as a float....delighful
Have to agree with Dan. Initial flavors are there but the finish leaves a bit to desire. It comes of as a bit unbalanced in that the initially great flavors drop off quickly to a very sharp and harsh finish. Then again for the price you pay it's good value. Probably a good rum for mixing, less so for sipping. ~US
I am actually from bermuda and it is what i grew up with. i do agree its not a rum for sipping and more for making our local mixed drinks such as the Dark N Stormy. it turns this rum into such a wonderfully sweet tasting drink that you cant get enough of. our rum swizzle is also amazing. its a mixture of fruits. like a very tropical fruit punch served with ice. you can never get enough.
Nice for mixing Dark n Stormys are lovely tried making them with other rum and it doesn't work.