TRINIDAD & TABAGGO / 0.70ltr, 49%
This is a very special rum, having been originally produced specifically for the trendy bar Death & Co in New York City. This rum is a blend from Trinidad, made by combining a number of different column distilled rums aged from 3 to 8 years in small oak casks. As an added bonus, this rum is bottled without chill filtration and at a very respectable 98-proof, which means that it is absolutely bursting with flavor.
Nose: tropical fruits, a bit of brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and hogo, which becomes more open and expansive, with some extra hits of lemon and orange peel, after the addition of water
Taste: light honey sweetness up front, with spices, pepper and hogo appearing mid-palate, which opens up to reveal a bit of toasted oak and chocolate with a few drops of water
Finish: light, mostly residual hogo, which also opens up after adding water to give peppery toffee and mocha