From Montanya Distillers: "Montanya Oro is also a barrel aged rum, aged for one year in an American White Oak barrel that previously held Colorado Whiskey for 2-5 years ... The Oro also receives a tiny touch of Colorado Rocky Mountain honey at bottling time, but is never filtered to remove color. The natural color of the barrel remains, along with a slight bit of color from the caramelized honey. Unlike many dark aged rums, the Oro never receives molasses caramel or artificial colorings/flavorings. The flavors in the Oro emerge naturally from the sugar cane and barrel aging process. Flavors prominent in the Oro include red chili, coffee, caramel, vanilla, pineapple, and chocolate."