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English harbour 1981 rum

English Harbour 1981 rum was produced in Antigua in 2006 after maturing 25 years in used whisky and bourbon barrels.

In 1932 a handful of rum shop owners came together to form a distillery called 'The Antigua Distillery' which produces English Horbour 1981 rum. The distillery produces rum using it's own proprietary high quality molasses called muscovado molasses.

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Like a good scotch, adding very little pure water opens it right up. Then it continues to open as it sits in the glass. A tasting of this rum just gets better and better until the rum is gone and I find myself licking the inside of the glass. A very special experience.

Tried this rum at a tasting session last night. Great nose and palette.
This rum should enjoyed over long time.
Rum alone could be a 9, but the prize is just to large to be overlooked.

If you buy and love rum add this to your wish list to add to your collection.

I am still in awe. This is awesome, it's so smooth, this is something that you have for a special occasion such as a graduation or arrival of a new born, drink this only with your closest family or friends as this is truly awesome. Unless you want to treat yourself.

It's so smooth, it's unbelievable, no afterburn on the way down either.

The packaging is awesome too. My bottle what's left is 2269 I'm going to get another one for sure. This to date is my favourite.

Had this in the Cayman Islands and was very impressed. Warm and sweet, with hints of molasses and the woodsy flavor of the casks.

I'm a fan of the EH5 and got to try this at the Boutique Rumfest. It reminded me of why I love Rum. Layers of complexity and depth underpinned by smoke, fruit and brown sugar. One of the best Rums that I've tried.

En rom der virkelig oser af klasse, man kan virkelig smage de 25 år på fad, dejlig kompleks, dog ikke så meget sødme, men i dette tilfælde er det heller ikke det der stræbes efter her. En luxus nyder rom, der er forholdsvis dyr, derfor kun:
Et genkøb hvis pengepungen siger ok.

I first had this in Antigua after we toured the distillery. My wife just bought me a bottle for Christmas. It's my favorite sipping rum of all.

Recommended by the owner/bartender at the Occidental Lounge. Easily became one of my two favorite rums. A delightful mixture of strong oak and caramel.

Great favor, color and taste. Nectar to the tongue and thrust

Warm and sweet, with hints of molasses and the woodsy flavor of the casks. Very good English style rum

If it would not be so dry it would have been 10 for me. It wins on briefing for at least 20 minutes.

A very interesting rum, impressive taste, good finish, a lot of wood.


Fără glume proaste, un rom corpolent, serios, arome distincte, curat, fin și bogat. O alegere corectă.

The bottle is cool in a classic way. 1981 is the year I was born. If I hadn't been going through a restrained phase I probably would have just bought the bottle but decided to sample it first.

I'm glad I did as even with strong mental incentives to love this I just didn't.

The smell is very interesting and varied but just doesn't follow through into the taste which is just mainly harsh.

I tasted this back to back with the rum nation Panama 21 which just totally blew this away.

It is a good rum, but the aftertaste is somewhat bitter. So it doesn't do it for me allthough my mother, who just tried it, finds that the aftertaste is the best part (well, we mostly disagree, so that is not so odd).

Beautiful rich copper colour with rum spice, smoke and orange smell is an invitation to taste. Smooth smoky, dry wood taste, hints ofroasted cashew and espresso. All this followed with long finish with rolling tobacco at the end.
Not the cheapest but very worth trying.

J'ai eu l'opportunité de commandé cette bouteille à un tarif intéressant et j'ai donc sauté sur l'occasion connaissant la réputation légendaire de ce rhum. J'ai attendu la bonne occasion pour l'ouvrir et je dois l'admettre : j'ai été très déçu ! La première chose qui m'a choqué est son côté très gras, avec cette sensation huileuse sur la langue. Ensuite je l'ai trouvé très linéaire et n'ai pas découvert de grande complexité malgré l'âge. Bref à confirmer lors d'une seconde dégustation mais pour le moment c'est un grand regret.