Dented Brick® Craft Rum is our version of a well rum made with craft quality. Made from 81% ABV light rum base distilled from sugar cane molasses in the US Virgin Islands, this well rum is brought to proof with the most important ingredient — artesian, limestone-filtered water. This water is sourced directly from the snowy and majestic Rocky Mountains, the snowmelt flowing into the distillery's own artesian well, creating a unique flavor profile crafted from this pure and mineral rich water. Molasses and light vegetal notes present in the front, with sweet and clean peppery notes on the mid palate and freshly cut sugar cane on the extended finish.
This handcrafted well rum has compelling aromas of agave nectar, green apple, banana leaf, plantains, and candy corn with a velvety, fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, medium green strawberry, watermelon rind, coconut, bay leaf, and vanilla fondant finish.
Aroma: Turbinado sugar, creamy banana pudding
Palate: Rich, earthy, with notes of plantain and molasses
Finish: Lingering notes of sugarcane and pepper
Dented Brick® Craft Rum has been proudly recognized as an award-winning spirit in multiple competitions throughout the years, a testament to the exceptional flavor and quality created by our meticulous process and skilled artisans who are devoted to preserving the tradition of rum making while pushing the boundaries of this craft.
Make sure you have a clean palate (your mouth). Common palate cleansers are bread or unsalted crackers, though rinsing with room temperature water should also do the trick.
The first thing to look for when tasting a new spirit is what it looks like. Take a note of its color, is it clear or cloudy, light, golden, or dark - this can help prepare your brain for what is about to come next.
Commonly referred to as "nosing" this is where you sniff the spirit to soak in those delicious aromas. Short quick sniffs are best to capture different aromas. You have about 7 seconds before your nose gives up and stops noticing things so try and identify things quickly.
The first sip is always a bit of a shock to the tongue, so take a small sip to get the light burn out of the way so you can then focus on the flavors.
Take a second, slower sip and let the spirit float around your mouth and the vapors float into your nose to identify more aromas. Here you want to look for sweetness, bitterness, spiciness and acidity. Make a note of what you observe.
Next, take another sip and pay attention to the consistency of the spirit. Is it smooth, light, thick? Does the flavor intensify or stay the same? Compare this to what you noticed in "the view."
Swallow the spirit and pay attention to the after taste. How quickly does it fade away? Do more flavors present themselves, do other flavors disappear?