This is a truly unique rum, from production to flavor. Rums from Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean, some pot distilled and some column distilled, are solera aged through a series of different barrels. First they are aged in American Bourbon barrels. It goes next into a mix of Bourbon and Port barrels, then Port barrels. Finally, it is blended and finished in Spanish Sherry casks. Along the way, it picks up a unique collection of aromas and flavors.

Brown sugar, cardamom, and citrus peel leap out of the glass, with hints of roasted coffee in the background. Candied and dried citrus peel, cardamom, vanilla, and roasted coffee come out on the palate. The peel, spice, and coffee linger, along with a hint of salinity.

This is a tremendously complex spirit. It offers up so many different flavors it seems like something already mixed, a fine rum with a drop here and a dash there of different homemade bitters. Drink this neat with just a drop of water to release aromas. Highly Recommended. 93 points. DBH

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David Honig

David Honig, the Publisher, looked at what was happening in the world of wine journalism and realized there were a lot of great writers out there at the same time paying publications, from newspapers to websites, were dropping like flies. So he created Palate Press to find the best writers and create a new forum for them to sell their best work. He is a self-educated oenophile, and defers to the tremendous experience and wisdom of the amazing staff at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine.

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