John Watling’s Buena Vista

John Watlings Buena Vista

Paid: $50 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: John Watling’s

Region: Bahamas

40% ABV

Distillate: Molasses

Aged For: 5 Years

Cask Type: American white oak

Charcoal Filtered: Yes

Additives used: Not stated, but unlikely



Color: Pale copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Molasses, oak, vanilla, saltwater, toffee

Mouthfeel: Light bodied

Palate/Taste: Earthy, oak, floral notes, salt, coconut milk

Finish: Little warmth, medium length, vanilla, coconut, and molasses with a hint of herbs

Thoughts: I was on my honeymoon when I purchased this, so I paid way more than it’s worth, but it was more the idea than the quality. Not bad, straightforward rum.

Score: 75 out of 100