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A burnished chestnut color that's unquestionably fake. Per the bottle, it says it's 80% plummer-style Jamaican rum and 20% grand arome from Martinique aged 8 years. It's an American product, made by a Dutch blender, and imported into San Francisco.
Aromas of overripe banana, banana peel, tall grass, caramelized pineapple, caramel candy, vanilla, marzipan, leather, petrol, tobacco leaf, oak and mahogany. It's a very enticing nose that's both funky and friendly.
On the palate it's oily and sweet with flavors of ripe banana flan, caramel, orange liqueur, diesel, and white pepper. There are also some chemical aspartame, plasticky, imitation vanilla notes on a short spicy finish that reiterates its fruitiness.
This was apparently designed as a replacement for the 17-year-old Wray and Nephew used in the original Trader Vic's Mai Tai recipe. It definitely compliments the curacao and orgeat elements, and any lime or ginger cuts off the more unpleasant aspects of the finish. Very easy to drink, but definitely creeping up into overpriced territory given what's available in the rum world. If it lost the caramel coloring, it would probably have more freshness.