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This fabulous rum begin with a clear smell, infused with notes of vanilla and a touch of fruity apricot and pineapple, devoid of any spirit harshness.
The taste starts off with strong, yet delightful vanilla in a smooth and rounded package. Fairly quickly, oak and baking spices roll on top of the vanilla, balanced with a freshness almost like mint.
This is an exceedingly refined rum that absolutely shines in the high-end premium rum class. For a 10/10 rating I would have liked the taste to linger a bit longer and provide one or two additional taste combinations - maybe a touch of naughty behavior, which this high class lady just cannot be bothered with. But still, this rum comes very close to perfection.
In my humble opinion, this rum deserves to be served neat (unmixed at room temperature) and allowed to breathe for at least 10 minutes to bring out the true flavor. Rums great for mixing can be bought much cheaper.
A couple of Rum Nation's offerings have tested with moderate-to-high amounts of added sugar (see Jimbo's list). It would certainly explain why this Bajan rum is curiously sweet, with the obligatory vanilla milkshake flavor profile and smoothness common to doctored rums - but not usually to authentic Bajans. This tastes more like (the notoriously sugared) Plantation XO than it does any traditional Barbados rum I've ever tasted. Yeah, I'm suspicious of this one.
Very lovely. It has a fine vanille nose. The character is light. It has a delicate sweet vanilla flavour, which subsides smoothly. For full potential, let it sit in the glas for 10 mins before enjoying. A shame that rum nation went a little overboard with the added sugar.
In the nose : Vanilla and melass, dried banana.
Mouth: Smooth and lovely. Taste of vanilla and fruit and a lot of other great taste. A complex taste and very nice.
The aftertaste: Here we find some oak more fruits and somr dryness.
All to all a very good rum with a complex taste. A must in the cabinet.
typische Barbados Aromen ,sehr schöner Abgang,perfekte Süsse,dazu die tolle Aufmachung in Buchform und ein angemessener Preis,ganz klar 9 Punkte.Auch dies mal wieder ein sammlewürdiger Nation
Silky smooth, flavourful, sweet. I sadly only had a 3cl dram and it was over too quickly but this is something special
This is one of the product that I had some problems to find. After reading a lot about it I expected more from it. I did test it against the less expensive Plnatation Barbados XO and must sayand admit that Plantation is a better product to less the price. It does not feel ready, okay it becomes better after 10- 15 minutes mentioned by others but ?.. still okay!
Smooth and slightly sweet. Baked pineapple anders Banana. Hints of oak and vanilla
Fruits and vanilla is what you get. The rum has a silky soft feel on the tongue, but it's too sweet for my liking.
In my opinion we have to consider the price when rating a rum. In this pricetag range I expect something exceptional.
Nose is deceiving even after sitting in the glas 10-15mn. Hopefully the better has to come : sweet with a lot of subtle flavors. That is balanced, refined and interesting, quite typical of Barbades rum. Quite pleasant to sip that rum thought it does not last so long as I would expect.
I am pretty sure there is some sugar added at some point in this rum. At least I feel it in my mouth and it is disappointing for an expensive bootle. Not excessive as some other but I still have big doubts. Of course it give some sweetness but this outshines the flavours too. Easiest to drink does not mean better rum !
All in all not a bad good rum but I find it overpriced, maybe the beautiful bottle is part of it too.
When I first tasted this rum I was underwhelmed. The second time I gave it about 15 minutes in the glass before I began sipping and it immediately became a all time favorite!
Almost mild, some sweetness and very complex taste. It has this unique velvet feeling on the tongue.
But seriously, I recently tasted this at a rum festival and it stood out as one of the best IMHO. Extremely smooth and light. A wonderful sipper.
Every Bajan Rum enthusiasts wet dream! This rum got it all, fruity, sweet (but not Solera sweet, it's very dry in compare), complex, you name it, this rum got it, worth every crown....