Roger and Cole are not clear spirits guys and state as much.
Oregon Oak Rested is more their speed!
Maple Wood Rested wraps the session.
Real customers reaching out bring us smiles.
(Text of Ryan's review)
I did a tasting today with a friend and we were amazed at how similar yet different your rums are from both each other and from traditional agricoles. We started with the Simple White, and were blown away. It has a large amount of grassy funk (similar to unaged offerings from Clement or Rhum J.M.), but at the same time feels tempered and is somewhat reminiscent of Hamilton's White Stache. Next up was the Oregon Oak. The funk is way more subdued, though still present. Replaced with strong, sharp oak notes, and a great smokiness that gives a huge nod to peated scotches. For my palate it did have some mild bitterness, which made me wonder if the barrels were new and not previously used. Lastly we finished with the Maple Wood. This was the one that really grabbed my attention as a potential sipper. It has more sweetness than the others. Not enough to detract from the overall experience, but definitely enough where I'd consider cutting back on any syrups should I try mixing it in a cocktail.
(Text of Kevin's review)
I really like the white rum, it is better than any industrial white rum I've tasted (you know, bacardi, etc..)
It's very fruity. I does resemble a typical agricole. It's almost as you can taste the sugar cane in it. Love it
Second is the oak aged
Really really close to a typical aged rum from Martinique, like St James or Clement
I like it a lot
Better than any aged industrial you can find in the US
The white rum is actually better than a Jamaican rum I tried once but I can't recall which one.
Finally the maple aged, I'm not a fan. There's something in it that reminds me of spiced rum, and I do t like spiced rum. Yet I'd still put it in front of any industrial dark rum you can find like kraken, bacardi, cpt morgan.
Overall I'd personally qualify them as agricole. Maybe not the maple one because it reminds me of spiced rum a little. There's an extra taste than I am not a fan of. But man, good job. I really really like that white. I think it'd compete with some French agricole.
Let us know how your feel!