The Schtick: This was a bottle that I tried blind and I reviewed live on the Whiskey Network Discord server, then got the reveal in order to fill in relevant details here.
This is a blend of 10 to 15 year old rums distilled and bottled in the Dominican Republic. They are not particularly great at explaining anything about their distilling process, or their distilling history, or whether or not they dose and color their products, so that’s about par for some courses here.
Distiller: Relicario (Dominican Republic)
ABV: 40% ABV
Nose: Honey, melon, brown sugar. Almonds, amaretto. Pepper, faint tobacco. Sweet, sugary and some light lemon and lime. No sulfur or big meaty funk.
Taste: Honey, brown sugar. Maple syrup. Light cocoa, all sweet, no real bitterness or heat. Minor dosage. Faint cola.
Finish: Short, not super complex, but enjoyable enough. Cola, brown sugar, light lime and some vanilla cream. Mild pepper.
Overall: This is nice, but not super complex or exciting. It has lots of pleasant notes, nothing too crazy or funky or meaty or aggressive, which is completely fine. If I were to use this in a cocktail, I would probably use it in a daiquiri.
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