|Adrian: This is a 10 year old rum, so it has history. This rum survived Hurrican Katrina. Apparently after the storm, the government came in and checked out the rum barrels, and all was ok. Thank goodness for us, since we now can partake in this great rum. This has a slight sweetness and a little taste of caramel and molasses, but with a nice little bite. When mixed with Coke Zero, it tastes smooth and rich and is one of the best rums I have had in a while. I think for the price though, I would just go ahead and buy 3 bottles of their 3 year rum to make a 9 year rum….more rum…more better.