Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
I drank this side by side with the Clement Canne Bleue. This is a lighter (40%) version of that (50%).
As a result, I actually expected to like that more. But this is surprisingly better, imho.
This just seems to have a little more of an agricole flavor. Smells and tastes of sugar cane, a peppery spice, and wet stone (in a good way).
The only reason I didn't rate it higher is because I don't like agricole's as much as traditional aged rums.
This was a positive surprise for me! the bottle is from 2013 and have also notes from tropical fruits. I like it plain but many use to do Punch.
One of the first things I do when opening a bottle of rum is to sniff the aroma. When I did that with this bottle I immediately noticed it had an aroma unlike anything I had encountered thus was in my samplings. And at the time of this writing I've sampled over 150 rums. I really couldn't put my finger on it at first but after letting it linger in my brain it finally dawned on me...this is an aroma I encountered in my childhood.
Let me explain...
When I was a youth, my Dad took my brother and me to the property of someone whom he knew who made ribbon cane syrup the old-fashioned way...grinding the cane with a mule-driven, stone-wheel squeezer and cooked down outdoors in a large rectangular flat pan fueled with fire from oak wood. The sugar cane juice would be boiled down into a syrup which has a unique flavor.
This rum has a similar smell albeit far from being as strong as the ribbon cane syrup. The flavor bears that out. The sugar cane is quite evidence in this rum's flavor profile and has a nice, mild sweetness to it. Surprisingly smooth for a white/silver rum. I can see some folks might well like this as a sipping rum but I think it is best suited for cocktails. I look forward trying it in Coke Zero (when I do, I will try to remember to add my thoughts about it to this review).
Its as if your smelling fresh cut sugar came tastes crisp and mildly sweet
The flavor profile is "Agricole Rum", the exotic fruit and the canne juice flavor are mor develloped.
Elegant, very nice in ti-punch.