Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
I have to say this immediately reminded me of the long extinct Dagger rum, not exactly but just a resemblance, It also reminds me of Appleton Reserve but less banana, more molasses and nutty, really nutty and oaky, but at 40% it’s smooth, but that’s bothers me a bit, most good aged rums are 42-45%. I feel it’s a nice addition to my Jamaican rum cabinet, my personal favorite of all the rums besides Demerara of course! I am looking forward to making a rum punch with this-lime sugar and bitters:) overall I give it an 9 because I love Jamaican rums so deal with it lol.
Enjoyed 2 glasses of Monymusk Special Reserve while in London. It has a nice and deep color, quite a strong alcohol smell to nose very similar to the cheaper Appleton's, and then you get the familiar Jamaican glue and funk to your taste buds. Just awful. Struggles for a 5 score.
Tasted side by side with Royal Jamaican and Appleton Rare with four others. This was the clear winner.
Right off, a strong smell of alcohol in the glass. Slightly oaky, a little harsh finish. But let it breathe for a few minutes, and give it a small dash of water. It opens up nicely. I have a slight cold (slightly stuffed up), so no flavors to report until I can taste it better. But after tasting 7-8 Jamaican rums at the airport on our way home, this was the preferred one to buy.
I didn't go into Monymusk with very high hopes, but it was actually really nice. Dark and woodsy, molasses and black licourish. Little bite for a Jamaican rum and some spice. Good supper for sure I'd suggest having a taste.