Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Enjoyed a bottle of Ron Bohemio 8y from Panama. Very low end bottle and label design. Cheap at $18 per bottle. Golden color. Plenty of oak, vanilla and alcohol to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end. Mix this up with your favorite soda and it's pretty decent stuff.
Not worth the 20$ l
Bohemio is a borderline sipper(I say it is) but it really excels in mixed drinks and cocktails. A fair amount of oak but not overdone; a little dry but not too plain. Well rounded subtle sugarcane goodness.
A wonderful rich amber color.
Nice aroma with just a bit of astringency.
Legs are okay...just a bit thin.
The rum is aged 8 years in used whisky and bourbon barrels according to what I have read. You can definitely taste the tannins off the bat. After that fades a bit there is vanilla and caramel flavors mixed in with some pepperiness. There is some initial sweetness from what I assume is cane molasses but the finish is somewhat dry. Rather complex in my humble opinion.
This rum is very closer to being a sipping rum and for it can be for some folks. Personally I see its main strength to be as a mixer especially in fruit-based drinks as a nice counter for the fruitiness. A nice daiquiri could be produced using this rum.