Click for shelf-talkerMolasses, apple and spices are on the nose. Maple syrup leads on the nose, followed by baked pears. The mid-palate has vegetal flavors, cucumber and sautéed fennel root, with a strong crème brûlée finish. Very smooth, the alcohol does not even make an appearance until the instant before the finish, and that is just a quick flash, followed by smooth sweetness. This is a sipping rum, skip the ice. Highly Recommended. 90 points.

WHO: Privateer
WHAT: Rum
WHERE:  US, Massachusetts, Essex County
DESIGNATION: True American
PROOF: 90
HOW MUCH:$32 (media sample)

 

 

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