Legend has it that, in 1859, James Rowney, a pirate lost in the middle of the Caribbean, dreamed up a recipe to create rum. Upon sampling the sugar cane-based liqueur, he declared it a “noble liqueur fit for the Gods!” Later his descendant, John D Taylor, started to sell the rum.
White rum is often not aged; on the nose, the difference is striking. Isla Bonita Rum is clean, almost creamy in character. On the palate, the superior complexity and weight are immediately noticeable, and while the oak flavour is there, it is well integrated with a crisp and clean finish.