Wine Enthusiast 93 points – The producer describes this blend of two particularly aromatic, intense rums as “unapologetically funky.” That’s an accurate description for this amber-hued rum, which opens with bright tropical fruit aromas and a drying cedar-and-maple palate. Overall, the effect is that of ripe banana drizzled with maple and sprinkled with nutmeg and cayenne..June/2019
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points – Enticing aromas of roasted peach, clementine, brown sugar and dried cherries. A touch of creme brulee, apricot and a delicate smokiness structure the mid-palate and lead into a smooth, mellow finish punctuated by underlying tangerine zest..April/2014
A superior blend of 8 year old plummer style Jamaican pot still rum and a rare component of Rhum Grande Arome from the historic French island of Martinique, Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is a deep amber colored molasses rum with a complex taste profile revealing bright fruity caramel flavors balanced by earthy notes that lead to a long smooth spicy finish. Intensely aromatic and unapologetically funky due to the slow working yeasts which extend the fermentation time of its rums, Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is a versatile aged spirit that can be sipped neat or served long in refreshing tropical cocktails adorned with fresh fruit and mint.