Aroma: When you first put this to your nose, it is intensely powerful, as to be expected. You almost immediately get lost in a meld of aromas very reminiscent of Pedro Jiménez soaked Sherried prunes and raisins, it really is quite intense - its quite nice. It goes into rich beefy molasses – along with an unusual aroma in the background of crushed rose hip - and also get an alluring intense oakiness that draws you into its earthy depths. It really is quite an earthy rum as well. When you leave it for a while, it reveals tremendous leathery spiciness and a little bit of vanilla and licorice.
Taste: Gosh damn man that is lovely and powerful. You’ve got Oodles of citrus when you first taste it. Lots of citrus there right up front along with an oak and astringency that takes hold and leads the way. It starts to dry, very oak and quite astringent, it deepens into a meld of licorice, burnt brown sugar and chocolate over a tantalizing intense, spicy, drying espresso fade. It really is quite wonderful. Lovely.