Mount Gay 1703 Rum Barbados (750ml) (Previously $100)
Five stars/Highest Recommendation Spirits Journal: "A blend of rums matured from 10 to 30 years. The gorgeous deep amber/burnished copper color is quite an eyeful; impeccable clarity. The first nosing detects a startling array of layered aromas, from vanilla bean to cinnamon to nut paste to maple to caramel -- this is molasses-based rum at its international finest; following six minutes of aeration, the nut aspect jumps out as does a hint of bourbon; a clinic on what oak-aged rum should be aromatically. Entry is ideally balanced between vigor/freshness and oaky maturity; midpalate offers a menu of flavors, including most prominently, sweet, charred oak, almond paste/nougat, vegetable oil, and maple. Ends up graceful yet potent. Mount Gay’s pinnacle achievement."