Serious rum in a unique bottle.
4 Jan '13
This rum is not made any more and has become hard to find. The metalic medallion label gives it a very classy tough IMO.
It is a very potent, aromatic blend of pot-stilled rums and is not to everyone's palate. I would give it a higher rating except that I picked up a slight phenolic burnt rubber aftertaste, everything before that is outstanding. Smith & Cross is a similar rum which is much easier to find and I don't get that aftertaste. Also the S&C is substantially less expensive, at less than $30 vs $40 for Sea Wynde if you can find it.
Rau aber ehrlich
23 Apr '16
Ja, im ersten Eindruck hart, wahrlich , insbesondere im Vergleich zu sonst gängigen weichen Vertretern seiner Art.
Aber!, als Begleiter einer gepflegten Zigarre, mäßig in winzigen Schlücken ist er mir immer wieder lieb. Herb, rau, dunkle Schokolade, Holz und Rosinen . . wie in kalt-feuchter Nacht mit guten Freunden auf einer Klippe an einem Lagérfeuer sitzen, vorn Warm, der Rücken kalt, der Wind bläst einem niselige Seeluft und beißenden Rauch ins Gesicht . . manchmal einfach schön.
A good intro craft rum for Scotch and bourbon fans
9 Mar '16
In all fairness, this was one of the first craft rums I tried. So while it comes off as abrasive to some, it was a great bridge for me to get into rum as a Scotch and bourbon drinker because it has strong oak notes, but also the unmistakable molasses sweetness of rum. Because it is still aged in part in pot stills near the sea, I feel as though the rum imparts the hard-to-describe, but pleasant taste of the sea and the Caribbean.
I like the idea behind this Rum, but it is a bit too heavy for me. Comparable to the Smith and Cross Navy Strength Rum, which is also not a proper sipper. NOTE: Gave it an upgrade from 7 to 8, the Sea Wynd fits better to the others bottels, which got a "8".
but because I like drinking straight up, I really seem to prefer rum to be bottled at 40% so this at 46% is a wee bit too much hard work for me. Slightly tarry which on occasions I found to be unattractive, but at other times it was appealing. Slightly caught in 2 minds with this one, but as it is no longer made, it is a little immaterial
Its difficult to get your head around it at first but it's a classic pot still flavour and I love it. Small doses, but as soon as the bottle is open, you know about. Similar to Pussers and certainly gave me more of an appreciation for Pussers 15 when I went back to it!
Crazy flavor. Disliked from the start. This was my first attempt at a pot still rum and I disliked everything about it, but others found qualities that they liked. Maybe I just need time for my palate to mature.
This took me a few tastes before I started to apritiate the flavors from a pot stilled rum not run through several times to remove some flavor a produce a more authentic pot still beverage. Now I realyy enjoy this rum.