Aroma of spices and ripe melon. Mild ethanol vapors dissipate quickly with a few swirls in the glass. Flavor is disappointing – thin mouthfeel, tasting bandaids and some acetone. Spicy and slightly warm but nothing compelling. In my opinion this offering can't compare with another 16-year-old, 1998 rum from Guadeloupe, bottled by Compagnie Des Indes, which is bursting with flavors and texture. Berry Bros produce some amazing rums, but this isn't among their finest.