Paid: $30 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Diplomatico / DUSA
Distillate: Molasses & sugarcane honey
Aged For: NAS (up to 12 years)
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon
Still Type: Copper pot-still
Chill Filtered: Yes
Additives used: Yes
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.
Nose: Rich molasses and brown sugar, chocolate and raisins, very sweet
Mouthfeel: Light bodied, syrupy
Palate/Taste: Vanilla, muscavado sugar, maple syrup, banana, and caramel
Finish: Shorter, little warmth, fruit flavors and brown sugar with a slight artificial sweetened note.
Thoughts: If very sweet rum is your thing, this is very easy to sip as a dessert. The overt sweetness may turn off hardcore rum fans who prefer rum without added sweetener. That said it’s still much better than the dozens of bottles of Bacardi and Captain Morgan on the average store and bar shelf.
Score: 80 out of 100