Rum, Smith & Cross London
The nose of this highly aromatic rum leads with overripe banana, followed by leather, spice, and molasses. Sipping yields additional fruity esters and a touch of sweetness, but without the viscosity of added sugar. The finish is more tobacco, spice, and citrusy grapefruit. At 114 proof, it has a moderate burn, and it is not promoted as sipping rum. However, if you can’t get enough hogo in your life, carry on and sip away.