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Admiral rodney  extra old 12 year rum

Admiral Rodney Extra Old rum is produced in St. Lucia using a continuous still, and then aged in American oak casks for an average of 12 years.

The rum is named after British Naval Officer Admiral George Rodney, who in 1782 as the Governor of St. Lucia rebuffed the Spanish fleet in the "Battle of the Saints".

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This is a really good rum. Probably the best I've had so far. I really like it. Lots of taste and not too sweet.

Beautiful caramel color with hints of vanilla, roasted nuts and toasted bread
Smooth soft medium long finish

Aged in bourbon barrels, this soft, medium bodied spirit shows caramel, sweet dried fruit and brown spices, with a very smooth medium-dry finish. A fine example of a navy style rum from St. Lucia.

Herkomst: St. Lucia
Abv: 40%
Kleur: amber
Fles: 70cl, grappige ½ bol op ½ kubus vorm, met grote houten dop/kurk. Komt in een sjieke doos.

Deze rum heeft 12 jaar in Bourbon vaten gerijpt. Het resultaat is een zachte rum die smaakt als een echte rum wat mij betreft. Veel Karamel, ietwat zoete vanille, eik en een kruidige droge nasmaak.

Al met al een prima rum naar ietwat eentonig.

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My wife brought it back from St lucia and i love the it problem is that I can't find it in the states.......

Admiral Rodney Extra Old is een prachtige Premium Blended Rum van
fijne, lang in eikenhouten vaten gerijpte St. Lucia Rums.

Kleur: Barnsteen
Geur: complex met hints van honing
Smaak: mooi gebalanceerd met geroosterde tonen van vanille en caramel
Afdronk: aardig lang en aangenaam zoet

Admiral Rodney Extra Old is een mooie rum en uitermate geschikt om puur van te genieten.

I always pick up a few bottles of this rum when I in St. Lucia. I find this rum best when served on the rocks or straight up. Never a disappointment. Smooth, mellow and the bottle disappears quickly.

This rum exceeded my expectations based on its current score.

Smells and tastes of brown sugar, molasses, pepper, caramel, bourbon, oak, and leather. Somewhat sweet, but not too much.

Only $49.99 (2016) @

Comes in one of the most beautiful bottles in the world of rum. Absolute stunning shape, and gorgeous wooden cork top. Can’t get enough of looking at the amber color through this bottle.
Lifting the cork reveals smooth vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate.
In the glass - Lovely color and and beautiful legs.
Nose - Powerful… Molasses, toffee, dark chocolate.
Taste - Charred oak, vanilla, toffee, leather, dark chocolate finish.

Absolutely gorgeous rum. Easy on the eyes, powerful in the mouth. Just a nice complete package.
I would recommend adding, just a little water, witch removes the initial harshness of the spirit. This brings out the clean flavors of the aged rum even more. One of my first aged rums. One of my fist re-buys, and one that I, with out a doubt, will buy again.

A rum drinkers rum. Skeptical at first but learnt to love it. Strong on the nose and on the palate, definitely a staple in any collection.
A salute to the Admiral.

Great rum that you can drink on the rocks or straight. I went to the distillers and those guys know what they are doing.

I love the blend of oak, spice and fruit and the gentle burn from the alcohol. The one thing I would like this to have, is a fuller finish. While it is moderately long, it lacks a real punch. But a beautiful rum none the less.

Disclaimer: I love the Chairman's Reserve from St Lucia Distillers. So I was anxious to try their next-in-line offering. I found many of the same characteristics here - a wonderful color in the glass, a great variety of flavors in the mouth (though tending toward caramel/burnt-sugar), and a smooth cool finish. This rum is a pleasure to sip. However, the additional aging seems to remove the one thing that makes the Chairman's Reserve unique - it's foxy, grassy, au-naturale aroma. Call me a heathen, but given the price difference, I can't rate this higher than the Chairman.

Very sweet nose. The palate has a very smooth entry without beeing as sweet as the nose. The finish is a tad dry with clean oaky notes. Elegant.

I thought it had a little to strong alcohol taste. But ill give it a few more chanses. Love the bottle.

Dark gold colored rum, with a sweet smooth scent - something of wood and raisins. A little bit harder in the afterburn, but a good one.

Sold in a very attractive bottle that resembles a decanter with a big wooden cork top. Nose is sweet, caramel and vanilla. Very smooth and mellow, slightly sweet with a dark chocolate finish. A fantastic sopping rum - will be buying another bottle when done enjoying this one.

Au nez, ça sent le bois. En bouche, le gout de caramel et crème brûlée. C rhum assemblé entre du 7 ans et 12 ans lui donne une bonne complexité et une bonne longueur au final. Je l'adore, un peu cher, mais pour sa complexité et son gout unique, il vaut le coût.


Rhum doux sans être trop sucré, un bel équilibre.
Gout de miel, noisette et boisé.
Notes finales persistantes et intenses.

Great rum to drink neat, very easy to drink over and over. Love the tastes, very smooth, again caramel and vanilla. Nice looking bottle in the form of a decanter, this was my first, slightly more expensive rum after getting into this glorious tipple!!

Priced at just over a half century, as I like to say the options for other fantastic spirits start to open up. Admiral Rodney is not a bad rum on the contrary it's quite good. It's smooth and maybe too much so. I'm convinced that rums benefit from being bottled above 40% ABV and unfortunately the Admiral is pedestrian in this test. Still yet of the 80 proof club this is one of the finer ones I've sampled.
A balanced sipper, only a fool would use this in a mixed cocktail, not one element overpowers the other. Very harmonious and sniffing it just now in the dead of winter brings images of the warm tropics. Palm trees swaying in a gentle breeze. It's that kind of rum.
But at this price for a slice of white sand visions, I'm likely to go elsewhere next time. I like my rum with a little more hair and a bit more authentic to what the good Admiral was probably drinking himself in his day.
Definitely give it a go if your flush with cash and you enjoy excellent down the middle agreeable rum.
Hold off if your looking to push the envelope.

En fin rom 👌 den skiller sig ikke rigtigt ud i mængden, men bestemt en god en

en kraftig pondus med noter af vanilie og frugter - super afballanceret

Nice citrus and a bit spicy. Sweetness tastes like caramel. I like this one a lot!

"scents of caramel, vanilla and banana up front..."

Admiral Rodney Extra Old 12-Year rum review by the Rum Dood

"a rich amber colour, it is quite thick and viscous..."

Extra Old 12-Year Admiral Rodney rum review by the The Fat Rum Pirate

"Bright amber, mahogany colour. Incredibly attractive nose..."

Admiral Rodney Extra Old 12-Year rum review by the Fat Rum Pirate

"Initial aromas are of deep vanilla, oak, cherry and toffee..."

Admiral Rodney Extra Old 12-Year review by the Rum Diaries Blog

Admiral rodney  extra old 12 year rum