Just opened a bottle of Habitation St. Etienne Tres Vieux rhum the other night and I've been acquainting myself with it since.

This is a rhum I picked at rhum central (aka Paris) at the recommendation of one of Lavinia's employees. Pricey, at €50. Not sure it was worth it, especially with my relatively limited rum background. However, I'm inclined to say it was right now.

Nice tropical fruit (coconut as described by the employee; I would agree), bit of spice, fairly dry, well-aged and clear bourbon barrel influence. Good body which doesn't get too thick (makes sense for a rhum) and complexity to keep things interesting. Quite an agreeable pour, and one I enjoy the more I sip it.