70cl, 57% ABV
Extremely aromatic, the flavours jump out of the glass at you. Rich tropical fruit, with pineapple and very ripe banana joined by intense darker notes of tobacco, cocoa, clove and cinnamon. Pungent and earthy notes sit behind.
The intensity of the nose is mirrored on the palate, with sugar cane sweetness and treacle bitterness beginning the assault. That’s followed by the fruit from the nose and more, all turned up to 11 - banana, prunes, sultanas and caramelised orange peel. Just as the sweetness reaches a peak, it pulls back, with leather and tobacco notes calming things down.
Long and warming, with sweetness and spice.
An intensely flavoured rum with enough character to shine through in the most heavily flavoured of cocktails. Or, if you’re brave, it makes a fantastic evening sipper.