Comparing the flavors of the English Harbour 5 year old to the 10 year old, the 5 year old is rounder with stronger fruit characteristics, and while it is a dry spirit, it has the sweet aromas of molasses complemented by orange rind and coconut. The 10 year old has more structure, with spices and balanced wood notes providing additional layers to the foundation established by the 5 year old.
The bouquet sparkles with notes of bark, oak, brown sugar, bacon fat, sautéed banana and maple. The palate entry is creamy, toffee-like and silky; the midpalate offers flavors of pastry, chocolate fudge, nougat, chestnut and honey. Finishes harmoniously with the sweet flavor gracefully melded to the texture. A perfect oak-aged molasses rum.