The rum first greets your eyes with its iridescent display of dark amber tones adorned with fiery ruby hues. As you examine it closer, the cask strength and high congener character entice your nose with an array of intensely fruity aromas, evoking memories of finely aged bourbon or single malt whisky but presented in the warm context of a full-bodied rum.
Once on the palate, the complexity increases even more, revealing a rich layer of soft tannins, baked pineapple and several layers of spices. The flavors dance elegantly with your taste buds, feasting them with a rewarding experience that lingers extensively after swallowing.
Ron Izalco 15 is generous and intense, borderline overwhelming for the un-initiated, but exceedingly satisfying and fulfilling for the true rum aficionado.