At 151 proof, you can imagine that this will put fire in your belly...and it does. Problem is, it's not particularly tasty when compared to, say, Hamilton 151 or other high-proof Lost Spirits rums. It's certainly okay in Tiki cocktails, but it doesn't add much in the flavor department. I prefer it straight with one ice cube, but even then there isn't enough going on here to keep me interested for long.
Best 151 available in the US
23 Mar '16
This rum combines depth and complexity, funkiness, with the smooth drink-ability of very old rums. So smooth, in fact, that even as a 151 this is a fine rum to drink straight up, but it also shines in simple mixed drinks, where it can bring its weight to the party; such as a Hemingway Daiquiri. As with all the lost spirits I've tried this rum cranks its flavor profile to 11. Also the bottle and label are pure art. If the lost spirits offerings are reflective of the liquor industries future, with the THEA One aging reactor, then I can't wait!