Barbancourt Rum - 15 Year
On the nose, this rum shows a classic agricole profile, dry and punchy with ethanol and laced throughout with a vegetal, slightly rubbery note that becomes more sandalwood as things open in the glass. On the palate, that brightness really shows with butterscotch, peach candies, and orange peel. The mid-palate sees a bit of dry oak tannins, which aren’t as dusty as I would expect from a rum with this much barrel aging. The finish is short and clean with more sandalwood and a bit of clove. The extra barrel-aging seems to have added layers of sweetness and creaminess, especially on the palate.