This is a wonderful, artisan, hand-crafted rum from Essential Spirits in Northern California. The sample i am enjoying was procured, in sample form, from my friend "the smuggler". The aromas present complicated- yet inviting floral tones, with a tropical fruit melange as a backdrop and strong citrus/ pith scents. . . Not at all unpleasant, and to me quite promising. The flavors lead with zest heavy lemon curd evolving to include some dense shortbread with a touch of vanilla (let's dip the shortbread into the vanilla!!) with an active mouth-feel that resolves into a saporous finish revealing clean-crisp-citrus and delicate zesty spice. . . A very lovely silver rum that i enjoyed sipping, but will really shine in a cocktail! So i made a cocktail. . .
2 Oz Sergeant Classick Silver
1 Oz Pama
3/4 Oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Oz Honey Syrup (Honey 2/ Water 1)
Stir up real good before you add ice; add ice,
shake and strain into Chilled Cocktail Glass.
Garnish with large lemon zest.
i think i better go make another one of these. . .yum!!