For the 15 Year expression, freshly-distilled sugarcane is laid into used American Oak bourbon whiskey casks for initially for 3 years before a 12-year finishing in used Tennessee and Canadian rye whiskey casks that have been toasted, not charred. The interplay between these barrels maintains the desired balance between the rumÕs intrinsic qualities and the characteristics introduced by the oak.
The 15 YearÕs nose opens with subtle fragrant pear notes that give way to aromas of raisin and pungent brown sugar. Rich black currant jam and bržlŽe caramel flavors unfold, leading into spice notes of ginger snaps and fresh-cracked black pepper. Butterscotch candy lingers on the soft, extended finish.