Pale straw color. You would consider this a white rum but it does have a bit of color--no doubt from sitting on oak. Quite inviting nose--lime, falernum, almond, and ginger notes. Very clean flavor, with more lime and almond notes. Some vanilla as well. The oak has worked some marvels here. Fairly long finish that evolves into a pleasant burn. This might be a sugarcane rum from the flavor, but the bottle doesn't tell. Quite striking. Good luck finding it as it comes from Cuba. Look for it in Mexico. Note - the rum tasted is an old bottle that is 70 proof. Tasted 6/19/2006.