Apologies for the title being a bit pessimistic but I was hoping for more. Although labeled a "silver" rum, this is more straw color (according to both my eye and the back label). I had read about the Tanduay brand online and thought it interesting. Surprisingly I found it in a liquor store in tiny Eastpoint, Florida so I got a bottle. This one is definitely a rum best suited for mixing. It's way to harsh for drinking neat IMHO. Works well in Coke Zero but not as well as others. Okay for a basic mixing rum. Does not stand out much at all. Has a marked vanilla flavor and somewhat sweet aroma. Okay to try but would recommend others first.