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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 rumratings.com . 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.
Not as sweet as some other rums. It has a definite whiskey taste to it, smokey. It is enjoyable and has a a bit of a burn. I will mix in the future, not sure if I will save as a sipper.
Picked up a bottle of English Harbour 5 year when I was in Antigua. I had asked what would be a nice rum reflecting a fine rum made in Antigua. This rum does not disappoint! Not too sweet and not too inundated with oak, tobacco or burn going down. A nice sipper that I wouldn't advise mixing with anything. Looking forward to trying their 10 year old presentation next.
Medium amber in colour; moderate aromas of caramel,flavours reflect the aromas with more brown sugar, wood spice, walnut, clove and ginger.
Not quite distinctive enough to stand out as a solid sipper, this 5 year rum is best reserved for punches and swizzles where a solid gold caribbean rum is called for. Not the most exciting rum, but certainly a solid choice to have on hand for cocktails.
This most reminded me of a much less syrupy version of Gosling's Family Reserve Old.
This is one of those rums that simply met (or just exceeded) my expectations; no real surprises. There is typical caramel/brown-sugar/molasses/oak on the nose. This rum is full-flavored, very smooth, and only lightly sugared. At 80-proof, it's a bit light on firepower, but overall it's a fairly well-balanced package.
This rum, I imagine, would be equally serviceable as a mixer or sipper, and for that reason is recommendable to those with limited shelf-space. (I would also recommend RL Seale's Finest 10-year.)
Average taste, good on ice. Standard and average for me.
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.