Zaya Gran Reserva 12 Year Old Estate Rum Trinadad 750ml (Elsewhere $30)
Seductive nose is juicy, with ripe, fruity aromas of baked apple, baked pear, nutmeg, vanilla bean, cardamom and dried orange peel. Flavor is firm, bittersweet, focused and more maple-like than sugary. Ends moderately oily and keenly bittersweet. In that league of aged rums that begin to resemble brandies.
Gold Medal Winner 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition. Silver Medal International Review of Spirits Award. Highly Reccommended Beverage Tasting Institute: "Rich copper brown color. Rich aromas of chocolate pudding and brownies, roasted almond, and lacquered wood follow through on a round, supple entry to a sweet medium-to-full body with raisin puree and sweet baking spice notes. Finishes with a and polished wood and toffee and pepper fade. Pretty sweet but very tasty."