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Easy sipping but lacks the complexity of a truly great rum.

Being a native I'm glad to see that someone produced a rum we can be proud of. For a "dark" rum it is rather light but still has good flavor for a small batch company. Keep up the good work.

A very Amber look. Immediate aroma upon opening. From a woody, spirit air to butterscotch in the air.
Let's smell – Immediately I get sweetness. I want to say butterscotch but more of a caramel smell, it's not as sweet but my tongue tip never lies. This is what I was missing the first taste! Also a smokiness.

A Taste – Yes sweet immediately.. I can taste the sweetness spread across the tongue. First the tip then right down the center. A little wood bit, pleasant; a counter. A spiciness is there too. I venture to say a bit of heat. Warming and comforting. After swallowing...?

After Taste – Smokiness, slowly returning sweetness. Very refreshing to the mouth. After swallowing I smell the snifter and pick up some spices. Cinnamon, but, not just that. A savory perfume as well. Tasters out there – take you time and re-inhale a glass after swallowing, oh my. Perhaps just a whiff of clove.

Mixed with just water or over rocks wakes up even more. Very happy with this Rum and it became a huge hit when mixed with Horchata! (Rumchata)

It's kind of like trying to discribe Dr. Pepper. Unique taste you can't really discribe correctly you have to try it! Amazing on ice or in Coke :-)

I'm also from Iowa, so I have a soft spot in my heard for this rum. It has a very smooth mouth. More liquidy than most rums I've tasted. Has an almost butterscotch taste but lacks the body of a well aged rum. Still, if this is what they can make, I can't wait to see what else comes from them.

Good Carmel flavor, not to hot.