At 92 proof it’s a rounded, medium bodied spiced rum with the perfect balance of natural sugars and spices; smooth enough to enjoy straight or strong enough to hold its own in any spiced rum cocktail.
Very strong and powerful on the nose. The character is indistinct, with somewhat harsh, rubbery notes. On the palate, heavy burnt sugar notes overwhelm with unclear, clove-and-cinnamon character backing it up. A lengthy finish brings out not more sweetness but more of that rubbery, industrial character. Caramel added.
Despite the tropical name, Sugar Island rum is produced in California. Owned by Trinchero Family Estates, best known for introducing White Zinfandel wine to the world, they have recently expanded into the spirits territory. The company has been in business since 1947.
Sugar Island rum is made with Caribbean sugar cane.