This stuff is mean! Definitely not a sipping rum, hardly a mixing rum. How can we kill this taste? A funky amalgamation that nearly induces vomiting on the initial smell alone. Drink this, if you want to taste it for the next day and a half. Not my favorite.
Rum done for the tourists in Nassau
22 Aug '17
Visited Nassau last year with a colleague of mine and we wondered to the John Watling's Distillery by accident. It is the only distillery in Nassau and the distillery tour itself is definitely worth the effort. At the end of the tour there is a tasting of their 3 main rums and the Single Barrel for a tiny extra fee. The John Watling's Amber rum is not a neat sipper, but has to be mixed with a soft drink. The flavor is very off putting as a neat drink and the burn is just intense.
With a honey amber color, the aroma is pleasing as soon as you remove the hand done cork top. The smell of vanilla, oak and nuts come to you as you swirl it in your glass. When you sip it, there is a smooth caramel flavor with a hint of nuts and oak.