My favorite ONO rum, just not too keen on th price of $55. I would shell out $30-35 for it, but not more. I've had much cheaper rums that blow it away. With that said, it did have a nice oaky/caramel taste to it, with minimal burn.
I was eager to try this rum, as it had a pretty good score as of this review (8.4). But in my opinion, the taste doesn't quite live up to the current score or the price.
Smells and tastes spicy with nutmeg and black pepper. Also has some fruitiness to it, maybe apple (not my favorite). I also get a little oakiness. Even though this is 40% abv, it lacks the rum richness and flavor that I'm used to; the spice seems to be the dominant flavor. Again, it's not bad, but it's not great either imho.
good complex flavor, but I do agree with others that it is very bourbon like. It's missing a lot of the sweetness that I enjoy from rum. It's the most expensive bottle I've purchased $85, and there are plenty of less expensive rums that I prefer.
Im not sure where the guy who rated this rum a 1 is coming from. I was skeptical, but this is a relly good rum. I dont like the price, but it has a great flavor that i enjoy over ice with a splash of coconut water and lime. I will try the rest of the line at MOTM in Key West later this year at the Rum Bar
1 Feb '13
I sipped this for the first time at the New Orleans Distillery. Aged for 10 years down in New Orleans. The biggest note with this one for me is the taste of allspice among the other fruits that show up as you sip this smooth rum.