Tres Hombres 2013 (5th Edition)
Tres Hombres // Dominican Republic
The Dutch vessel known as Tres Hombres is a wooden sailing ship that traverses the globe, transporting cargo via wind and sails. One of its missions is to purchase rum casks from the Caribbean (frequently hailing from the Dominican Republic’s Oliver and Oliver) and take them on a several-month ocean voyage to Amsterdam for bottling. The Tres Hombres Rum Company periodically issues limited-release bottlings of whatever bounty the ship returns. This particular offering holds an age statement of 15 years, but that is solera based, rather than a minimum age.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"In the glass, the rum displays a medium bronze hue. The nose leads with vanilla and coconut, and on the palate, it features a healthy dose of sweetness supporting the vanilla. After a few minutes, a bit of waxy crayon emerges. There’s relatively little in the way of fruity esters, with most of the flavor coming from the wood. The finish fades quickly. It’s a pleasant but not particularly complex rum for sipping."