So this joint sells rum and has a pretty amazing rum list. I go in about 1x a week an order a 10 Cane Mai Tai, usually a Tues or Thurs when it's dead and the bartenders are bored.
So I'm on my 2nd Tai and I order a Caruzen Black Strap rum. 8 year I think, the barkeep tells me "I hope you like pancake syrup" and sure enough, it is thick and tastes just like syrup! Interesting.
He then pours me an Angstrosa (same company that makes bitters) that was high on vanillia and was a bit 'hot'. And finally since we were chatting he pours me a 20yr old Haitian Rum. I expect this to be 'the bomb'. And it bombed all right...smelled like turpintine and tasted worse. He says "I don't know how they make it, but nothing good comes out of Haiti"
really...like I need to get into another expensive spirit other than Bourbon. But this place is neat, georgous views of downtown and fantastic rum drinks. Their bourbons are Bullit, Makers, Knob.