I was skeptical of this spirit for a long while before purchasing a bottle. I can say that after tasting I am no longer a skeptic. This rum is quite smooth given that is has no aging. The flavor is also there given the 5 day fermentation. This is a straight sipper no ice even needed. I can say I wish there was more of a seal around this hand bottled rum but other than that I have little complaint. Excellent rum overall. I can not wait until their aged offerings are out.