A good friend of mine always brings back a bottle of something nice when he returns from a trip. On his last voyage to Puerto Rico he picked a bottle of rum that I wasn’t familiar with. Trigo Reserva Añeja is a straight forward but very tasty rum all at a modest price point.
The presentation was the first aspect of this bottle that piqued my interested. It is hand blown decanter bottle sealed with a cork secured with a wire tie.
On the nose I got a complex marriage of scents including oak, honey and molasses. Upon my first sip I was pleasantly surprised how smooth it was. I was presented with notes of caramel and experience a slight burn at the finish.
Trigo Reserva Añeja paired very well with my medium bodied cigar nicely. The only drawback here is the spotty availability in the United States. Cheers!