****Highly Recommended, F. Paul Pacult (Spirit Journal): "The bright copper color is warm and appealing to the eye; excellent purity. The first whiffs discover deep scents that include brown sugar, molasses, and vanilla bean; seven minutes of further air contact unleash layers of aroma that consist of succulent ripe tropical fruit (baked banana?), marzipan, refined sugar, and honey. The palate entry features off-dry flavors of sweet oak and maple; at midpalate there's a whole army of intriguing, bittersweet tastes including black pepper, molasses, dark chocolate, and palm oil. The finish is long, bittersweet, and woody. Every bit the match of the earlier expression; a truly lovely, sophisticated rum that's true to the tradition profile of Barbados."
93 points The Tasting Panel: "[$24 list] Medium amber color; lovely carmel and orange peel nose; lush, creamy and sweet with lovely brown sugar, spice and honey; rich, mellow and luscious. (Jul 2012)"