Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
While I am primarily a Vodka drinker I occasionally indulge in a glass of Balvenie Single Barrel 15 yr Scotch and Rum has never been a favorite of mine, having only used it for Rum & Coke in the past. In 2012, my wife and I visited Barbados' St. Nicholas Abbey and toured the distillery which we found extremely interesting. I also sampled their St. Nicholas Abbey 8 yr Rum, as well as their 12 yr Rum and I recall being amazed with the taste and smoothness of their product. The bottle appeal was outstanding and I ended up purchasing a bottle of 8 yr and 12 yr Rum both of which were engraved prior to final packaging.
Five years later I opened and sipped on my St. Nicholas Abbey 8 yr Rum and it immediately brought me back to my first tasting of this product as I inhaled the oakeyness and absorbed the various flavors of this Rum. I truely enjoyed this sampling but will only indulge sparingly as St. Nicholas Abbey Rum is not available for purchase in my area (Eastern Canada)
My "9" rating is based not only on the quality of his product but also on the outstanding bottle presentation.