Interesting...just not quite there.
13 Jan '16
This is a small-batch hand-crafted rum from Sheffield, Massachusetts from Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Although it has been aged for an indeterminate amount of time the color is rather a light amber and the flavor rather favorable. The aroma is not all that great but fortunately not of an objectionable nature. Definitely has an oakiness about it in regards to flavor. According to their website they age their overproof rum in oak barrels before blending it with water thereby diluting it and eventually reducing the ABV to the typical 40% (80 proof). It does have a little sweetness to it but I wonder how it would be if they left it as an overproof or perhaps taken it to 90 or 100 proof. It just seems the flavors would pop more at a higher proof. Don't misunderstand, this is a rather good rum. Just that in my humble opinion this could be so much better.
This bottle sits on the shelf of this bar I know, nagging at me, three quarters empty... it smells OK but I'm not about to spend 7 bucks to try a sip, sorry. It seems a little too bland to lure me to attention.