Tres Hombres 2015 (10th Edition)
Tres Hombres // Dominican Republic
The Tres Hombres Fair Transport Rum Company spins a great story: The three owners (hombres) of a Dutch company outfitted a wooden sailing ship and sail around the globe, transporting cargo using solely wind power. One enterprise is purchasing rum casks from the Caribbean (mainly the Dominican Republic) and sending them on a several-month ocean voyage to Amsterdam for bottling. Does it get any more old school than that? The company releases an ever-growing set of small batch rums. This particular offering is from eighteen casks of solera-aged, 21 year Dominican Republic rum that spent four months on the good ship Tres Hombres. 250 bottles available; not available in the U.S.
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 Tres Hombres has a medium gold hue. The nose provides the expected aromas of long-aged rums--caramel and vanilla. The palate is a jumble of flavors, mostly fruity, without much structure. The mid-palate is surprisingly sweet. It finishes with a slight hint of oiliness and menthol. "