and I will tell you- it went down like a beauty; I had to study so I couldn't unleash the beast. This rum is as smooth as it is potent. Don't let the "extra-dark" intimidate you, this rum is not harsh and mixes beautifully. I had it over ice with a little Gus Dry Soda... looks like I have found my new favorite cocktail for the summer! If you happen upon this rum, definitely pick it up. It was only $18.99 at an over-priced liquor store, so chances are you may be able to score it for less! I love the bottle & label design as well. As soon as this bottle is empty I'm funneling some canola oil into it and it will be sitting pretty on my kitchen counter for easy access when I'm cooking.