Elements Eight Platinum Rum (80-Proof, 40% ABV):
The rum has a very attractive and shimmering color, well-filtered, that sparkles at the slightest provocation.
The aroma is that of rum distilled to a very high proof, with a low congener level, with citric, banana, pear and pineapple notes, light vanilla and hints of spices.
In the palate it opens up quickly and effortlessly, not as sweet as the aroma suggested, but with a very clean profile that matches the fruity and spicy components of the initial bouquet. The rum quickly vanishes leaving behind only a trace of sugary sweetness.
This rum is ideal for cocktails where the flavor of the rum is not required to play a dominant role.
(tasting notes by Luis & Margaret Ayala)