I have never consider Inner Circle to have a 'good reputation' so i'm not suprised. I have never had the green dot though. Only the standard to which I thought the reputation was about right - nothing great, pretty poor!
Australian rum!!! Come on JM you should have known better especially if you've tried Bundy rum(Old Spice in a liquor bottle). Inner Circle(formally The Beenleigh Rum distillery before production stopped through to lack of interest then bought by another concern to restart production under the Inner Circle brand) is about 3 clicks as the crow flies from my house, and I've never entertained a single desire to go there and try their product.
Imagine the relevation it was when I introduced my Aussie relo's to top end Carribean rum.......They saw see the heavens open and the angels singing!!