This reserve bottling, released in spring 2020, is intended to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the brand. Complex and smooth, look for an amber hue and mildly funky aroma that mingles banana funk, vanilla and a hint of red fruit. The palate amplifies that fruit, opening with dried cherry, caramelized pineapple and vanilla, drifting into a drying finish laced with nutmeg, clove and coconut.
93 points, Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast (Sep 2020)
Dark amber color. Minerally aromas and flavors of hot copper, nutmeg cream, spiced rice pudding, toast, and raisins with a silky, crisp, dry light body and a sleek, involved, medium-long finish evoking accents of molasses cake, leather, limestone, walnuts, licorice, and dried pineapple and mango. A bone dry, spicy, mineral-rich Rum that will pique the interest of curious Rum purists; sip and cocktail away with this distinctive, recondite British-style Rum.
91 points, Beverage Testing Institute (Jul 2020)