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With batch # 1 of Copper Bottom's Gold Rum, I will echo a sentiment from my review of their silver rum. If their early stuff is this good, I can't wait to see what they do next.
I started by pouring it neat. It has a very light aroma... a little fruity with a hint of oak. The first sip goes past the sweet spots on the tongue and warms the sides and back. It has a very clean taste, with just a little oakiness left behind. I added an ice cube, and it brought out some of the oak. Overall, it is a clean, crisp rum that will be the perfect base for cocktails.
July, 2018 - Updating from a 7 to an 9. I visited the distillery while on vacation in Daytona Beach, which I highly recommend if you're in the neighborhood, and they've made some improvements to the gold since batch 1 (they're now on batch # 4). A bit more oak and bourbon in the finish and incredibly smooth, this could make a decent sipper and a great feature for classic cocktails.