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Easily one of my favourite rums! Smooth & strong vanilla cut through with an undertone of lime! Easy drinking over ice of with cola!

N- Fat melted vanilla ice cream with a layer of thick bols cacao brown and baileys. Whiff of raisin with loads of brown sugar and peppery raw spirits. (16/25)

P- Lime peel, cola candy, creamy, sweet with the head-hammering grumpy vanilla all the way. (15/25)

F- Short-medium, coat of spirit, vanilla, chocolate milk, and caramel. Reminded me the discontinued Vanilla Coke on early of this century. (14/25)

Balance- Simple and straight forward, vanilla, chocolate and lime, off notes of acetone, raw, destined for the mixing. (15/25)

Weighted Rate:- 60pt

— at The Rum Bar KL.


Bit like lambs spiced and red leg. Not for me, not great even with coke.

No ...........................................!!!!

Heavily marketed as am original sailer jerry recipie but way too cloying and overdone on the vanilla not for me.

This is drinkable but a little lacking compared to some.

Obviously there are those here who don't like spiced rum. Let's take them out of the equation because they're not going to give much, if anything, a mark greater than 5.

As spiced rums go, this is ok, as vanilla-spiced rums go it's good. I'd say it was less spicey than Sailor Jerry, but much heavier on the vanilla. It's also sweeter and slightly more watery than SJ. I'd put them about on a par. If you really like vanilla rum, then there's two that are much better - St Aubin's vanilla rum is basically a good rum with a rum taste with the addition of a decent hit of vanilla (but it's much pricier) . It's lovely - maybe a bit like Plantation Pineapple is to rum with pineapple, but St A's is smoother and with less kick. Rolling Calf takes what Old J does and ups it - smoother, more kick, about the same vanilla but a bit more lime and spice.

If you like this, I think it's very unlikely that you would not like those two as well. If you hate this, you won't like Rolling Calf, but you still may well like St Aubin Rhum Agricole Vanilla.

Great taste for a spiced rum. Prefer this to a captain Morgan's spiced for cocktails. Enjoyed at rum fest

Vanilla overkill, very sweet. Very easy to drink with cola, but only a couple at a time

Lovely soothing rum, lots of vanilla and apice with a very slight clove.

Good god , from the moment you unscrew the cheap cap artificial vanilla smacks you in the face !! Its overpowering.. neat or mixed you know what the taste is gonna be before you get it to your lips.
Rum flavoured vanilla would be about right.
Then on top of the vanilla bomb comes artificial limes , it all ends up as a sickly toffee drink... It was cheap so no real surprise ! All the people that have given this high ratings haven't tried enough good stuff imho.

Mainly vanilla and some spices (which I can't really distinguish). Overall target market is the Rum is Fun which they are doing very well in.

Interesting spiced spirit, but not really a rum at all. I mean, technically it isn't a rum anyway, as the manufacturers themselves state (its ABV is under 37.5% so it apparently doesn't qualify as being a "rum"). But anyway, it just tastes like a very sweet spirit, with some interesting vanilla and spices, but the toffee flavour is so overpowering.

My favourite rum of all time. Can drink neat as so smooth.

Really tasty gold spiced rum with beautiful notes of Persian lime and vanilla.. for mixing and cocktail it just works so well it's become what I reach for in that category

This is very sweet! It's also cheap so it's a good first timers rum. U could drink it on its own but for me a little too sweet and overpowering on the vanilla
Ok rum easy to drink

Tasted this rum with ginger beer in a Cuban night club last night. I'll have to buy a bottle to see how it really goes down. Further updates to follow.

Vanilla is way too overpowering and not at all subtle and that's coming from someone who enjoys the vanilla taste of rums. Even when mixed with coke this problem isn't masked.

Lovely rum, nice smooth vanilla smell and taste. Can definitely taste the Persian limes. Smashing.


Until going to Cornwall, I've never heard of the Old J brand, so it was a must try. Not disappointed, and tried a few of their others, and actually bought a bottle of the Tiki Fire.
This is a really nice spiced rum, and could well be my next purchase. Recommend this one 👍

I bought this thinking it was the straight old j variety. Boy what a really pleasant surprise. Smoother than it has any right to be on its own for an inexpensive blend. then, mixed with coke for a great mix. Easy on the palate with the taste of the lime and vanilla coming through straight away. Love the long toffee aftertaste too. At 35% it works well poured generously too.I shared the bottle with myself in a single weekend and didn't feel any regret until I realised I wouldn't have another bottle for a while. Now looming forwards to that time. Dec recommend.

Plusy jsou rozuhodně tyto:
- Jemná citrusová chuť
- Vůně po vanilce

Klasický šroubovací uzávěr bez korku - zasloužil by si lepší láhev i uzávěr.
Po přečtení recenzí se mi nechtělo věřit, že je opravdu jako starý Sailor, ale po čase mi to nedalo a rum jsem koupil. Nepoznám v chuti rozdíl, i když to bylo už před 7-mi lety, co jsem ho pil naposledy. Přítelkyně je z něho nadšená, takže mohu pouze doporučit.

This is basically a British version of sailor Jerry's and has same taste and consistentancy . .... Lovely with coke and lime

i prefer the newer recipe, than what is reported to be the closest to the original recipe, this is a little too in your face with the spices for my tastes,

Lots of vanilla flavour, but for vanilla-y rums I prefer Rebellion. Quite smooth on its own or with ice.