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English harbour 5 year rum

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I like this rum. I think a few people are being a little overly critical on this one. Good dry whisky like taste at first and then undeniable rum finish. Not my very top shelf but the next shelf down from that.

This rum has reached a fine quality in 5 years on used bourbon barrels. Considering there's no added molasse, the balance is great. The nose is mild and a little tannic with notes of figs, molasse and caramel. These notes also appear when you take a sip, followed by a little oaky spicyness and a fairly smooth finish.

Sherry and molasses nose, but watery, simplistic taste with zero mouthfeel and no follow-up. There is nothing terrible about this rum, but these days there are so many excellent choices out there that you needn't settle for something as mediocre and undistinguished as this. Too dull to be a decent sipper, and not enough character to stand out in cocktails. A give-away rum for sure.

Probably not a great idea but I am writing this review after drinking another rum (Bacardi 8). I just reviewed that rum here at . These rums are quite comparable and given this is aged 5 years to 8 for the Bacardi that's pretty decent. I found the English Harbour easier (smoother) on the palate than the 8 which was better mixed as in an Old fashioned. Comparing these products a day apart is a little strange. On its own merit the English Harbour has a nice smokey overtone. I think I'll enjoy this even more in a mixed drink. For now I'll have to say "on the rocks". Update to follow!!

I think it has a very pleasant nose. Lots of molasses and vanilla. Spicy, but not artificially spicy. Taste wise, I'm not sure that I'm capable of picking out the individual notes, but it's very pleasant. It has a fairly long finish, pleasant as well. My feelings on this one may change as I mature, but I've spent more on rums that I enjoyed a lot less!

This rum goes well with cola and I drink it straight up all the time. Simple but good taste!

This is my vision of what i think the pirates from the good old days drank. Dark taste and a bit of alcohol taste to it. Not the best i have tasted but still.. The feeling..

This rum is awsome, its smooth and its great for a party and hangout. It is also great to mix with coco cola soda

For a five year aged rum I was quite surprised. It was smooth with a hint of spice; woody and semi-tannic with good legs and nice body. Definitely one I seek out.

Average taste, good on ice. Standard and average for me.

Very nice colour, rich flavour, little bit more hard, full body.


Hirtelen felindulásból vettem meg. Nem volt drága és kíváncsi lettem mit tudhat. Nem vártam csodát és nem is lett, de az árához és a korához képest egészen jól iható, lágyabb, közepes testű rum. Az íze és az illata is csak az alapot hozza, de azt jól. Melasz, karamell és vanília, nem kirobbanó és nem is hagy mély benyomást. Kissé zavaró, kesernyés mellék- és utóíz. Opálos, nem szép tiszta.

This is a nice mellow slightly spicy Rum. Great in Rum and Coke.

Schöner Rum für diesen Preis (19€)! Etwas Schärfe, kaum süß, Vanille, Schokolade im Abgang. Ausgewogen.

Ikke smagt. .

Le Whisky du Rhum ! Parfait pour faire la transition chez les Pirates :)
Plutôt Mi-Doux, légèrement "pruneauté"

Not anything special, but not bad. Bland and basic. Mix it with at least a twist of citrus.

Love this rum. Not easy to get hold of all the time though. Always drink over ice, sometimes with a small piece of lime as it is quite sweet.

Drank on the rocks.

Aged in whiskey barrels for 5 years; this rum lets you know that as soon as it hits your lips! With a lovely after taste, making you want more...

Nice rum with a soft finish.
It is a great value for your money.

Au nez doux et vanille, ensuite en bouche agressif et fort en alcool

I've heard that this rum tastes a lot like rum would've back in the pirate days. I absolutely love this rum. Most rums are a blend of different rums from different countries around the caribbean (Sailor Jerry, Captain Morgan etc.) but this rum is just one basic rum, which sounds kinda boring but it's fantastic. It's smooth and very clean tasting. It goes well in almost any mixed drink (notably rum&cola) and it tastes great by itself and on the rocks! Definitely my go-to for occasional drinks!

It's your basic more premium shelf rum but it's very harsh and basic to no forgiveness. Okay in cola but definitely not straight. Price value is awful, this should be around a 15$ rum and I paid $30. Never again especially for being so generic. If you thumbed around in the 15-20$ price range of rums you know what I am talking about, they all have pretty much the same taste due to shorter aging.

Typical english spice and herbs.
Would try this with coke.