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Maui Reserve Gold Rum

Maui Reserve Gold Rum is the last of the four Maui rums and it has been aged for over a year in American Oak Casks (Jim Beam) as it says on the black label in gold lettering.

There is also a smaller label near the bottom of the bottle that has hand written cask and bottle numbers and the signature of the Master Distiller and this is something I always appreciate to see in any spirits bottles.

Furthermore, I have been fortunate enough to have a bottle of rum drawn from Cask Number One, which would have made it quite a collectors item indeed had I not opened it!


The colour is pale gold, almost like the colour of champagne or white wine and the legs are thin and quick to run down the sides of the glass.


Interestingly the nose is dominated by a peculiar and somewhat intimidating glue aroma. Behind this strange aroma lies aromas of vanilla and caramel.


My palate is struggling to find many flavours in the Reserve Gold but it has a light body with slight bitterness and the same glue taste, as in the nose. It is, however, remarkably smooth for such a young rum. 


Maui Reserve Gold Rum has a finish that starts off with vanilla and minor notes of banana, nuts and honey nougat. 

Final thoughts

The aftertaste is by far the most pleasing aspect of this rum, which slightly makes up for the peculiar nose and the taste that was somewhat lacking. 

  • Details at a Glance

 Single Blended Rum

Details at a Glance

Country: U.S.A Hawaii
Aged: Over 1 year
Barrel(s): Jim Beam Bourbon casks
Cask No:
Bottle No: 57
Style: Blended Rum (Pot and Column)
 Haleakala Distillers
ABV: 40%
Hydrometer Reading: ?


Other rum reviews:
Maui Platinum Rum
Maui Gold Rum
Maui Dark Rum



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