At least you immersed yourself in the local culture and traditions
Old J is sumptuous - sweet and rich, a bit like an enhanced Red Leg. The lime and vanilla really come through. I have to have lots of ice otherwise it's a bit sickly.
As I understood it, he used to work for Sailor Jerry's before they changed their formula and wanted to get back to their original style. I tried the Tiki Fire and it seemed too strong at first. Tried a little water and that spoiled it. Then tried it with ice and it transformed it - it's exquisite. I almost never mix decent rum.
That’s your opinion. That’s what it tastes like to me. I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
It’s a decent, inoffensive standard rum. Not spiced. I prefer Havana Club though or something spiced.