Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Origin: Antigua and Barbuda
Aroma: The aroma is heavy, buttery, with the impression of caramel, sweet and spicy, a little lacquer. Clearly recognizable coconut tones. (88 b)
Taste: The taste is no doubt that drinking rum. The sweet-spicy, distinctive. (86 b)
Summary: This is a dense, heavier style of rum, suited to cooler weather, I got him to such a Christmas feel. Nice rum that warms the body and soul.
Much appreciated from other reviewers but strangely lacking any flavour.
Average as a mixer and a sipper. A well balanced rum which should have been so much better. Lacking rummy-ness!
Boterzacht rummetje uit Antigua. Gebeurt niet veel behalve een sterke caramel smaak, maar die is ook snel weer weg. Meer van verwacht.
agréable de premier abord, note fruité agrume et épices, puis vient une note de mélasse sur la longueur.
Y tipio calas, menemas ciltios pore vanilias op chili, solos gadja.
Ok, but really standard non-interesting stuff.
Nose: Very little. A touch of ethanol.
Body: Oily. Fairly smooth, and not much of a kick (probably the best aspect).
Taste: Total snooze-fest. Tastes flat throughout. Molasses and a touch of wood.
Colour: Fuller Gold.
Presentation: No doubt the worst looking bottle on my shelf.
There is some astringency on the nose with this one, and it definitely has a strong flavor. Not overly fruity, but maybe some kind of dark, dried fruit or stone fruit. Being from Antigua, where they supposedly don't add any sugar or other flavor additives, it is probably right on for sweetness. My only real hang-up, and what keeps me from loving it, would be the afterburn. I don't think I'd recommend this as a first-time purchase, but it's fine for someone who wants something with a little more flavor than Havana Club 7.
Got a bottle of this as I wanted an introduction to English Harbour rum, before splashing out on the 1981 which i've had my eye on for a while.
For rum of this price range (I paid about £20), this is definitely the nicest i've tried and even better than some rums in the £30-40 price range. I've rated it 6 purely on taste, but only because it can't compare to more premium/expensive rums. But the quality/cost ratio is excellent.
A sweet vanilla/caramel flavour that is smooth in the mouth and on the way down. Recommended to have in any collection to keep you from delving into the premium bottles
A bottle of 1981 is next on the list
Ikke en særlig god duft, en del sprit heri, men smagen har lidt sødme og en del power. Man kan godt smage, at den ikke er lagret så længe, men synes dog, at de har formået at få en del ud af lidt. Kan godt lide den.
Et genkøb, da den er umådelig billig.
There is burnt caramel, the smell of toasted coconut, a little vanilla, oak, a smokey edge and a slight fruitiness to the aroma. For me the taste is true to the aroma. It also has a lovely smokey finish with apricots and peaches. A nice bit of fire in its belly too.....and who doesn't like a kick in the ribs.
Excellent rhum au quotidien
enjoyed with ice
Reviewers rave about English Harbour rums and many find this 5 year old a good introduction to their range and a good value. I'm frankly less impressed. Not in the nose, on the palette, nor in the finish did this rum press my buttons. Perhaps I'll change my mind after consuming the bottle, but currently I see it only as a mixer.
Got used to it in Antigua this winter. Great with Ginger Ale and a twist of lime.
Nice smooth rum
Its an OK rum. Would buy again
Nice bottle and reasonably cheap. For sipping, it is smooth but forgettable, literally. I left it on my shelf for months because I forgot I had it!