Our hallmark 23 Year expression begins with freshly-distilled sugarcane laid into used American Oak bourbon whiskey casks initially for 3 years before a 20-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.
This rum opens with aromas of vanilla, tannins, and sugar toasted in Irish butter that meld with coconut, banana, and cherry-almond pastry. The palate presents a delicate caramel butter, before a bright warmth leading to rich wood, a little more cherry-almond, then crushed cacao nibs. Delicious dessert notes fade into wood in the finish.