No getting around this crazy bottle: It’s in the form of a shrunken head, complete with (real) twine sealing shut the eyes and mouth. (Don’t worry, in actuality it’s just a plastic shell around a glass bottle.)
Inside the skull you’ll find six-year-old rum sourced from Mexico (near Veracruz).
This is a very, very sweet rum, with tons of brown/burnt sugar and marshmallow evident on the nose. The body keeps bringing on the sweet stuff, caramel, chocolate-covered-bananas, mocha with whipped cream… the list goes on and on. As a straight sipper, it’s all a bit much, even for rum, though you do grow accustomed to the sweetness as you work your way through a glass.
Overall, it’s a fine spirit — probably a better mixer than straight — though not entirely distinguished by anything particularly out of the ordinary. Except for the shrunken head bottle, that is.
B / $30 / deadheadrum.com