The nose is full and rounded with notes of fresh flowers and honey, a little vanilla and tropical fruit. The palate is fruity and well-rounded with notes of banana, vanilla, smoke, toasty oak, spice. The finish is long and spiced with toasty oak.
Soft, sweety-sour, warming, but... nothing special to mention. Almost total mediocricy.
I bought this as it was damn cheap at Asda. Expecting a decent experience to educate my palate. Far from it! Neat, it smells of paint stripper, typical sugary rum smell and that is it. Only way to get a decent nose is to add so much water (3-5 teaspoons) it ruins the true flavor, neat is just harsh. So I would say as a sipper this is a no no. As a mixer it is different though the general sweetness of mixers marries well and takes the edge off and makes for a different and almost premium mixer. Don't get me wrong for such a cheap price I shouldnt have expected much however a rum at a similar price of OVD which is a beautiful sipper to me shouldn't taste so harsh!Enjoy as a mixer, please!