From stocks that range in age from 16 to 23 years, Paraíso Fucundo X.A. rum is the finest stock in the Bacardi cellars. 80 proof with a Cognac-cask finish, Paraíso proudly claims to be worthy of rivaling any scotch — a dubious statement, but a possible one for those who favor sugar cane spirits. The flavor is described as subtly spiced, including cinnamon, cloves, rich layers of vanilla, caramel and sweet fruits. Priced at about $250 per bottle, there will only be 12,000 bottles of Paraíso Fucundo X.A. rum produced. This is Bacardi at its best; enjoy in a snifter, neat.
Worthy of turning ordinary tasting notes into a rum diary