Nose: A lush tropical fruit top-note with a decent amount of spice and dried fruit. There’s also a very pleasing seam of sugar-cane running through it - think ‘El Dorado 12 meets Havana Club Anejo Blanco’.
Palate: Not overly sweet, but enough to give support to the intense waves of fruit and oak. A good development of the spice and dried fruit from the nose leads to an elegant and refined mid-palate. This is a serious rum indeed.
Finish: A decent length [inappropriate joke removed – ed], with yet more oaken spice coming through, and a wonderful clean break provided by the resurgence of that lovely fresh sugar-cane flavour.
Overall: This is a cracking rum, and we have to say, not at all what we’d expected. A very pleasant surprise, very well presented, and with individually numbered bottles, this is sure to become a collectors’ piece in no time flat.