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Visited Nassau last year with a colleague of mine and we wondered to the John Watling's Distillery by accident. It is the only distillery in Nassau and the distillery tour itself is definitely worth the effort. At the end of the tour there is a tasting of their 3 main rums and the Single Barrel for a tiny extra fee. The John Watling's Amber rum is not a neat sipper, but has to be mixed with a soft drink. The flavor is very off putting as a neat drink and the burn is just intense.

Maybe I missed something with all the rave reviews I read, but it was just OK. Maybe in a mixed drink? Hard alcohol taste to me.

Although not my favorite of their three offerings (just a personal preference), it's still smooth, nutty, well balanced and worth trying.

With a honey amber color, the aroma is pleasing as soon as you remove the hand done cork top. The smell of vanilla, oak and nuts come to you as you swirl it in your glass. When you sip it, there is a smooth caramel flavor with a hint of nuts and oak.