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This is a low 7 high 6 but its price makes it unbeatable.
So whenever I see this bottle its on the bottom shelf even below Bacardi and captain so I always steered way away from it. But I honestly was pretty wrong. First I got the glass bottle because I heard plastic can alter the taste slightly. Opening it I was pleasantly surprised, it actually smells really good. No overpowering alcohol smell. Vanilla with some spice and sweetness of fruit . Looking at the color is about the same of bacardi gold. So I was expecting it to be harsh. It wasnt when sipping neat, its a pretty basic rum taste wise, it tasted like a more perfect captain morgan with better natural flavors. It actually makes a really good rum and coke, nothing bold that will knock your socks off but as a general rum and coke its really good. Hints of vanilla, sugar cane and cherry with no alcohol taste. If you are looking for a good buy this is by far it, very pleased and sorry I avoided this for such a long time!
This is one of the greatest alcohols to grace this Earth. The smoothness is impeccable, and there is just enough spice to even out the alcohol. It is perfect for everything from shots to having a relaxing drink on the back porch with the boys. Absolute 10 out of fucking 10.
If you are looking for a quality mixer look no more than the Admiral. Admiral is the best for your buck considering the fine flavor for a cheap price. For the perfect drink I would mix admiral and coke with a little Tennessee honey on the top for a relaxing drink of the admiral
If you handed this to me and told me it was supposed to be spiced I would tell you were lying. Too much burn for 70 proof, something I would expect from a 100 proof spirit. It's missing the spice and its a no go for me.
Great vanilla nose, decent spice flavor, but too much of an alcohol burn. Very much like rubbing alcohol. I would use only as a mixer.
Had a rum tasting on a sunny Saturday afternoon, because why not. Admiral Nelson's Spiced Rum bottle looks very cheap and low end. Awful artificial flavor burst followed with pure alcohol to the nose and palate. Very strong burn at the end. Better skip this one for your own sanity.
Can’t beat around the bush on this one, the Admiral is a cheap budget rum that has the look of a generic captain Morgan. That doesn’t make this a bad rum, I would actually put it in, or very close to, the same category as Captain Morgan, which is to say it isn’t great but neither is it terrible. Vanilla is very dominant in aroma and taste, sweet, not super smooth but goes down without too harsh an aftertaste. Definitely a mixer, I personally wouldn’t recommend drinking it neat. Half gallon usually runs between $15 and $20. Would be a good choice for a party or get together you wanted to keep on the cheap.
Admiral Nelson’s Premium Spiced rum at 35% ABV / 70 proof is thankfully not wicked strong. It is very inexpensive, around $20 for a plastic 1.75 Liter bottle. The drink by itself is nice and smooth, light and sweet, and might be compared to Capt. Morgan Original Spiced rum, which by comparison has a sugary chocolate flavor. this is probably good as a mix. I personally prefer “Lady Bligh spiced” to drink neat because of its lighter balance of hot flavors. Sorry Admiral.
Not the rum you wanna sit at home with and think about life with. Great and cheap when you need rum for the.party and some said please bring some rum and you realize you only have $10 in your pocket. DO NOT drink neat. You have been warned. Good in mixers. Best with mr. Pibb just saying.
Looking for something cheap to mix with, here ya go. It will do the job. Not a rum to grab if you are looking for complexity though.
I agree with what others have said about the very strong and pronounced taste and scent of vanilla in this rum. For me, this really isn't a problem as I happen to love almost anything vanilla, but to someone who dislikes this flavor, this is definitely a product to avoid. Also, it isn't really that impressive to drink on its own. As a mixer, it does a great job, and for a cheaper price than the over-rated Captain will. But, really, nothing too much here. All in all, a decent rum if you're on a budget, but don't expect anything amazing.
I have been overlooking the Admiral for some time, it’s always on the bottom shelf with the other rums trying to lure you in with a pirate wench on the bottle. I finally tried it and to my delight it was pretty good. I would say the best I’ve had from the economy line. A bit heavy on the vanilla perhaps but all in all not a bad rum for a mixer. I enjoyed a few drinks with no ill effect the next morning. If I were throwing a party with a lot of guest who really don’t care as long as the drinks are good, I would bring the Admiral to the bar by the gallon.
its alright for a cheap rum not really one i go for regularly mixed well not great straight
Most definitely beats captain. Affordable rum for mixing beverages. Thumbs up from me
This is the best bang for your buck in terms of rum. It's cheap and very tolerable.
Not sure how this is even produced. Distinct metallic taste that is evident regardless of what the mixer is. Emergency use only
It tastes, and smells exactly like vanilla extract. Most of you who've never had vanilla extract are probably thinking, "Mmm Vanilla", but no, if you've ever had vanilla extract it doesn't taste like vanilla icecream or roughly like vanilla at all, you'll completely agree with me on the taste when you first open take a whiff/taste of this alcohol. I'm pretty sure this is vanilla extract. Like 10% sure. The glimmer of hope is if you mix a SMALL amount in a lot of coke, it can pass as pungent vanilla coke. There's absolutely no "spice" in this spiced rum. Just pure vanilla extract.
If you want to get drunk on drinks where the rum doesn't matter...this is ok
For mixing into beverages this rum is perfect. Save the money on captain, go here.
Admiral is a higher rank than captain, but in the sea of rum, it's a different story. If you're throwing a party, the admiral will do fine, six drinks in and nobody will remember their own names let alone what brand of rum you picked up. But for gatherings that involve a higher class of people than your local frat house, go with Captain.
This one is my go to well rum for mixed drinks than are not rum and coke. even tho it makes a good rum and coke I prefer others over the inexpensive admiral nelson. theres better out there but this one is cheap enugh not to have on hand
Tried it straight and there is some kind of fruity taste but nothing remotely resembling spiciness. The fruity taste takes a turn to a bland sugared up syrupy mess after a few minutes. As a mixer it's not much better. Will never buy it again.
This is a half hearted spiced rum. Better than Captain Morgan, but its still not very good.
I started drinking this in the Marines when my paycheck didn't allow for Sailor Jerry. Pretty good bang for the buck, works good in a pinch, and I have had much worse!
For the price, complaining would be so wrong. A great rum to mix and drink with a few people to get drunk. Drinking it straight is unpleasant. When mixed it's hard to tell it's as cheap as it is.