Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
The nose has wonderful full oak on it, coupled with spices and a hint of cedar. I do like what American oak gives to a rum.
The thing that struck me most was how unctuous the rum was in the mouth. It filled it with velvety smooth rum, that seems so much thicker and more viscous than the 12yo. Again the American oak shines through, which is what I really like in a rum.
The 48% is smooth as, and a really well judged bottling strength.
I did decide to compare with the 12yo. Straight after the 14yo it is unsurprisingly a disappointment. Still nice, and at 40% is an easy drinker, but the 14yo is so much more. What I would like to try is the 12yo at 48%. I think 40% does it an injustice.
wow. this is really a very good rum. lovely blood orange after taste (not bitter or valencia orange for me). some burnt caramel and very dark chocolate. not sweetened that i can detect. i am buying this and trying the 12 and XO as well. this is really something.
I love the XO and 12yr and was looking forward to this one hitting the uk. Was left a bit underwhelmed, so much so that when I tried it at a tasting I didn’t even buy a bottle with the 10% discount on offer. For the money as far as FourSquare goes the Zinfandel cask has been the best bang for buck.
This rum is for true men, not a princesses. Its 48% strong, dry, very woody character but also very smooth. In taste also notes of spice, dark chocolate and orage. Very long end because of no added sugar