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Now this is some good stuff
According to various internet sources this is a blend of various Guatemalan rums aged anywhere from 6 to 15 years in oak barrels then are aged some more (cannot determine the time frame) in Cognac casks in France.
An interesting backstory.
However not much information given on the rather plain label.
The hue of the rum is a rich dark amber...a brownish amber. Dark caramel perhaps. It has a very appealing odor (again, my weak point since I am unable to distinguish odors well...I just say it's a nice odor or not).
Nice legs as I swirl it in my snifter.
The flavor is quite intriguing. Definitely a smooth sipping rum. A little oiliness causes it to stick to the tongue well allowing the flavors to settle. It has some pepperiness to it but does not have much of a tannin bitterness although the oak notes are clearly present albeit subtle. A nice caramel and vanilla undertones. No real burn. Instead there is a nice warmth that builds for a bit in the back of the throat and then fades ever so slowly. If the info I found is true and the rum is finished in France in Cognac casks then I understand why it has this subtle sweetness that almost borders on sugaring but plausibly isn't.
Clearly a sipping rum with a nice complexity to it. Excellent rum for the price IF you can find it.
The nose was sweet, the body was thin and wasn't full.. it was to smooth, like that of lil to no after taste, disappearing like a scotch into the back of the throat. For the price of $33 it was right and better then most at the price range.. I can't figure out the flavors even when I continued to clear my pallet.. I will pair it with different items to see what flavors I can pull out.. it's sweet though.
Update: I revisited this after tasting Cartavio XO and getting my Glencairn glasses. It's Eve better, smooth as can be. Definitely deserves a purchase and a try, more than once.
Perhaps when I try a rum from a more expensive price category, I will change my attitude to this rum, but so far it is the best.
This one is full of butterscotch.
Both on the nose and on the pallet.
Nice light oily texture
Smooth with the slightest heat on the finish.
Lingering taste of vanilla cream and a bit of candy corn.
Excellent rum, just a little "thinner" than the gran reserva. Complex, peppery/oaky still sweet. A great sipper and good price/quality ratio. I would strongly recommend it. Nice long warm finish.
Nothing wrong with this one had several bottles from TW and will have another. Smooth well aged rum medium depth and linger, some sweetness.
I picked this up as I was passing through Calgary airport.
I really like the bottle and label design. Pouring from this bottle made me feel far more sophisticated than I actually am.
Quite an intense alcohol burn to the nose when you first sniff from the glass, but once it's had a chance to breathe, it's a joy to drink.
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