Appearance/Presentation The dark amber rum is secured in a 750 ml bottle by a plastic cork sealed with black wax. The front of the bottle displays the Thomas Tew logo in white and notes on a small label that it is hand bottled, with the barrel number noted. This review was from a bottle produced from barrel number 145. Nose For me, Pot Stilled rums are always fun to explore. Depending on the region of the world and distiller, each one brings its own unique flavor and funkiness that cannot be found in most column still rums. When I smelled the aroma of Thomas Tew it was no exception. I detected a nice funky mineral note, sulphur, charred oak, vanilla, molasses and a very light apricot note. Palate The first sip provided a lovely wash of sweet caramel balanced by smoky oak. As the oak fades a strong hit of vanilla comes into play that is punctuated by another pop of oak that is married with a light hit of sulphur and apricots. The apricot and mineral note linger into the finish.