Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Slow burn that warms you up. Caramel notes, slightly sweet, well balanced. Definitely has a whisky vibe to it.
Tried Porteno 8y Solera rum from Colombia since its a new addition to the local ABC Liquor selection. At $28 a bottle, it is reasonably priced for a 8y Solera rum. Jack Daniels aging has impacted the nose and palate test to be nothing but wood. Strong burn at the end being such a dry rum. Not my cup of tea.
Canasteros 8 on the nicely plain label. Nicely aged with mild “scotch” flavor which I enjoy. Great value for sipping. I think this may be a brand I will pursue
This $25 rum from Columbia caught my eye on the top shelf. Since I am now currently gravitating towards rums from Columbia and this one was the cheapest one in my basket, I could not go wrong. Yes, the bottle was an odd shape without being too fancy as if to say, "Hey, look at me". It also has a fairly wide mouth with a real cork. It is supposedly very popular in Columbia, and I can see why at this price. However, I did not recall seeing any reviews for it here, and now I am honored to be the first one. A picture is enclosed.
My first impression was that Jack Daniel's married distilled Columbian sugar cane juice with no molasses. There are obviously no added sugars. For fans of R.L. Seale rums, you will love this one!!! This one is without any doubt the most interesting one in my more than 100 rums that I have tried over the years. For those who have bourbon die-hard friends, let them try this one and tell them that it is gluten free Jack Daniels. That Lynchburg distillery should hook up with these folks.
Update May 16, 2018: After the first few drinks from this bottle, the aroma and taste of Jack Daniels disappears. This could be good news or bad news for some.