Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
40% ABV rum from Troutdale, Oregon, available at McMenamins.
Delicate nose. Slightly watery mouth, followed by a quick oaky bite. Typical craft American profile—fairly young with lots of oak influence (from 2 years in whiskey and port barrels, apparently). I want more strength, more flavor, but I'm just not sure how approachable that would be (I'm reminded of some House Spirits releases). I would recommend longer ageing, and I'd love to see more of the port barrel influence. Then they could bottle it closer to 90 or 100 proof.
It's really not bad for a young American rum—I was quite impressed (and 2 years of ageing is sadly generous for stateside rum). But there's clear room for improvement, which a small craft distillery should be able to tackle head-on
If you live in Oregon or western Washington, odds are you're familiar with McMenamin's. Edgefield is their flagship campus and likely where they brew this, hence the name of the distillery.
It's not terrible, but i can't say as I am super impressed. It's better than most other rums hailing from the United States, but that's not saying much. The United States isn't known for being good at making rum, just drinking it.