Opening aromas are dominated by oak with a hint of vanilla. As it aerates, dried apricot and baking spices emerge and mingle bourbon vanilla cream. Enticing. Rich and silky on entry, this is a full-bodied, mouth-filling spirit with a sumptuous maple syrup zing that mellows across the palate. Toffee, candied tree fruit, black figs and background notes of coffee and clove. Complex and inviting, this rum finishes with a pleasing astringency. Well-balanced and adult, the robust oak and sweet vanilla work in concert to create a dazzler. Burnished copper hue with shimmering brightness reflecting ambient light.