In the creation of a fine Rum, the high temperature steps of sugar extraction and the production of molasses generates a myriad of aroma molecules, including many with aroma profiles that are never found in the starting sugar cane. In addition, the influence of ageing in the cask comes to the fore with the revelation of animal aroma notes.
The Leather Aroma example in the Aroma Academy Rum Aroma Kit has the heady, slightly animal nuance that you sniff as you enter a high-class leather shop. It integrates very well with the deep-bodied roasted notes and provides additional depth and body to the overall Rum Aroma profile. Long aged rums, in particular, contain excellent examples of Leather Aroma Notes.