Cooperage: New American oak, 24 mo. outdoor air season, #3 char, 53 gallons
Distilled: July 3, 2012
Age: 3 years, 3 days (1,098 days)
Harvested: July 6, 2015
Bottled: July 8, 2015
Clear, medium amber with flashes of copper, viscous and glossy.
Clean nose, pronounced and developed aromas of macadamia nut, custard, orange marmalade, brown butter, cigar box, dried figs, honeysuckle, candied golden apple peel, hazelnut, pineapple marmalade, biscuit, brioche, black vanilla bean, dried coconut, lanolin, river rock, sea spray.
Dry, with bright mouth watering acidity, warming but round alcohol, and full body. Pronounced flavors of brown butter, heather, toasted almond, pastry, dried cherries, orange zest, dried golden grapes and pineapple, candied grapefruit, cinnamon, clove, forest floor, and mineral tones. The rum is round and supple with a structure of dense flavors keeping the rum vibrant while displaying aged aroma and character. The finish is long featuring mineral tones, macadamia nut, and custard flavors.
Finesse and power show the balance of rich distillate flavors and elegant distilling and gentle, long term barrel aging. The rum has a long and direct length across the palate and the alcohol, while powerful, is well integrated giving a luscious mouthfeel. The rum features deep concentration of complex flavors. It show the developed savory, dried, and marmalade flavors of extended aging. All tannins are well integrated and youthful ‘spirited’ character has been matured into supple weighty character. It is a dry, richly textured, densely flavored, cask strength rum to be enjoyed as a sipping rum or in proper measure to add depth to any cocktail. Especially suited to the rum old fashioned and daiquiri.