Nose: The nose is quite light and it´s pleasantly fruity, perhaps masked by the whopping 75.8% alcohol. Some water opens up the nose where the wood makes itself known but in the background, not upfront.
The addition of water reveals more spices -ginger, nutmeg, vanilla, Holiday baking
Palate: Without water, the flavor disappears quickly as the alcohol evaporates, leaving a flambéed banana taste.
The addition of water, helps to mellow the flavor, yet the high alcohol is overwhelming.. This is not for the feint of heart. Time in the glass and exposure to oxygen is what this calls for.
Finish: Sweet hints of succulent tropical fruits but the nose doesn`t really reveal what´s to come….
As this little imp frolics in your mouth the nuances are brought to life, resulting in an inspiring rum that needs to be sipped slowly.