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Privateer american amber rum

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I was looking forward to trying this. I tried the gin and that was pretty good, different, nice botanicals and reasonably smooth. I tried the Turkey Shore's Old Tavern Style, the other player out of Ipswich Ma, and it was smooth, although not deep with flavor, but very nice and easy to consume (I cocktail with it when not looking for full bodied spirit). This fell short vs other small players. The nose seemed as though it would be bourbony with some oak and the pallet confirmed that at first, but the finish was difficult. It felt very bitter and difficult to swallow, made me choke. I had to consciously work to get it down. Disappointed. If the finish was smoother and consistent with the body and aroma it might make a nice whiskey or bourbon substitute, but with the finish this harsh I will pass.

curious to see it with a bit more age on it