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Whaler's Original Dark rum

Whaler's Original Dark

United States | Dark

6.3/10 (17 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted almost 4 years ago by Rawlyn from United States with 6 ratings

I love the sweet yet musky burn to it!!!! The sweet flavor is almost like a molasses taste.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Beukeboom from United States with 305 ratings

Unlike someone else, I didn't detect a noticeable sweet fragrance from the bottle but more a subtle sweet odor. It does have a sweet flavor to it with an unexpected complexity to it. This could make for a nice sipping rum if you like the sweet ones. IMHO one of the better dark rums for mixing. Works well in Coke Zero. [NOTE: Used 3oz in a 16.9oz Coke Zero mixed together in a cup and it is outstanding!]

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Posted over 4 years ago by Ramon from United States with 74 ratings

While exploring the Abyss of rum, I found this one to be one of the darkest of all. It does have a sweet vanilla cherry smell to it but not overpowering at all. This one didn't jump out at me one way or the other, the flavour seemed almost perfectly neutral, not sweet, not citrus, and even the alcohol doesn't burn. But beware it is lurking in the briny deep and will strike without warning. This rum is smooth and I could drink one after another on the rocks and not tire of the flavour. May end up smashed on the rocks :-)

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Posted about 2 years ago by Daniel Fishbein from United States with 1 rating

Bottle shape a bit different but otherwise identical appearance to one on this site. One liter $10 at Trader Joes, $12 at Bevmo. While sweetness is probably influencing my opinion, its a great QPR (quality to price ratio)

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Posted about 6 years ago by LiquidBrass from United States with 8 ratings

Nowadays I find Whalers at Trader Joes for a good price. Nice dark body, decent flavor for sipping straight or mixing.

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Posted over 6 years ago by John Papas from United States with 16 ratings

My other experience with rum this darkbis Gosling's, I would pick which ever is cheaper at the time. Both are nice.

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Posted about 6 years ago by mamajuana from United States with 148 ratings

This rum I was not expecting much from. In fact I thought I would hate it. This is a rum I was aware of for a while. I stopped by a liquor store I never frequent after picking up some dry cleaning. I never like to leave some place without buying anything. This place made it really hard I either have and had not tried everything they had or had, or would never buy or drink it (swill). I saw this bottle and I did consider this to be on my trying list, given its history as a blend created in Hawaii. At 14.99 for 1L I decided to try it, I was in a rare mood for some Cuba Libre. I opened this bottle and I can't say I hated the Aroma of it. In fact I somewhat mildly enjoyed the aroma of this bottle at that price point I heavily enjoyed it actually. The smell almost was of bubblegum and I found my self sniffing the bottle at one point. I tried this against all advice neat first. It had some light fire in the throat but overall I was surprised and consider this a rum that could be sipped rather easily. I mixed this with coke and lime, it was excellent no complaints. This was a surprise to me. I can't rate this less than a 7 due to the price point.

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Posted over 7 years ago by DaveW from United States with 15 ratings

This is another rum I use with ginger beer. It's dark and smooth enough to offset the light and crispy taste of the ginger beer and create the perfect afternoon delight!

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Posted over 5 years ago by bill from United States with 88 ratings

I was sure about this one but I was in Hawiai so I tried a bottle. I was pleasantly suprised.

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Posted over 2 years ago by Louis M from United States with 16 ratings

Wow I was expecting a deep dark rum and at sight it is nearly black but nose was very artificial vanilla and strong . The mouth was a bit sweet as well as the finish . I tried it neat and my conclusion was I had better mix it . As a mixer I found it just okay but not that bad. I would use this Rum as a party Rum as long as there is plenty of Coca Cola to subdue it’s artificial flavor. The bottle is classic but that is where I stop recommending this spirit. All in all it is passable.If it’s a sweet , earthy rum you want then you found it