Crater Lake Spirits of Bend, Oregon, has introduced a limited release bottle, Aged Rum from the Crater Lake Rare Spirits Collection.
Aged five years, the rum was distilled in St. Croix and aged in new American oak barrels in Bend. The coloring is rich amber with nice golden hues. The nose is heavy with vanilla and caramel. The first sip is light molasses, both in flavor and mouthfeel, followed by toffee and a whisper of candied fruit on the middle of the tongue. It has a long finish of subtle spice and turbinado sugar, leaving a pleasant sweetness that stays on the palate.
Aged Rum is Crater Lake Spirits Tasting Room exclusive in Bend and Tumalo Oregon, and 750-mL bottles are currently available for $34.95.