Worth joining the British Navy for some of this.
8 Apr '16
They stopped giving rum rations to British sailors in 1970. Too bad they missed out on this smoothie from the Caroni distillery. It's cask-strength, 108 proof, 16-years-old and quite good. If you like chocolate, liquorice, molasses and a pinch of wood, all at a decent price, you will no doubt enjoy this. BTW, the bottle is smaller than the normal 3/4 liter available in the US. It's only 1/2 a liter, purchased from MoM.
Holy fruity rum flavors!
20 Oct '17
Ancient Mariner 16 year old Navy Strength rum is an interesting rum indeed. Very dark color, pleasurable smell test, surprisingly smooth for a 54% rum with hardly any burn at the end, but you will be greeted with a bouquet of fruity flavors at the end. It is far from the Pusser's 15 year old rum, which in my opinion sets a very strong benchmark for Navy rums, but the Ancient Mariner is still definitely worth the try if you can find a bottle.