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This is the third Brinley Gold Shipwreck rum I have reviewed and it is by far the best of the three. But still not a great rum. As spiced rums go it's pretty good but there are others I prefer. This one has more of a spiciness as in pepperiness that rapidly approaches after tasting the initial sweetness. This then turns into a burn that starts on the tongue then slowly moves down the throat. It's been aged for 4 years according to the label but it doesn't really show it. Tried it in some Coke Zero and the think I noticed is that the vanilla flavor is more noticeable while the other spices are muted. Odd. I would like to try this in some mixers calling for spiced rum.
I was really surprised by this rum. I occasionally buy something ive never tried before, but shipwreck has made its way into my regular rotation. Great caramel flavor, but not overpowering. I definitely recommend you try it.
If more people tried this rum Captain Morgan would be out of business.
Genuine spices and flavors - as is the case with the entire Brinley's line, all of which I highly recommend. Rich, thick mouthfeel. Very drinkable on its own but excellent in mixed drinks too.
My favorite rums are aged rums, but this is one of the best spiced rums I've tried. I even prefer this to the Kraken Black Spiced Rum, which is another one of my favorite spiced rums.
Has a nice sweet flavor, typical of Brinley Gold rums, which also smells and tastes of caramel, vanilla, molasses, and spice! Perhaps a bit weak at 36%abv, but tasty for a spiced rum nonetheless.
This is a good choice when a spiced rum is called for in a cocktail or the next time someone asks you to pick up Captain Morgan grab this instead.
If i spend my money on something i want to enjoy it. This is worth my my hard earned cash.
A smooth spiced rum.not overwhelming for taste and had a nice aroma.
First tried a couple years ago and still my go to for spiced rum. Not aggressive and lots of flavour woothout being overwhelming
A true spiced rum. Tastes of hints of coconut, vanilla, and nutmeg. I’m glad I found this one, I highly recommend over most rums in this price range
I went to a well stocked rum bar today to try 5 different rums with a half ounce pour each. This one was quite a surprise and came in second. The aroma and gentle spices on the palate are truly captivating. There was no after burn, but I don't know how long ago the bottle had been opened on the bar. I was able to sip this one neat and finished my pour before the fifth rum was offered to me. If I finally find a bottle of this one, I will gladly buy it. Having tried and liked their Coconut rum also gained my trust in this company from St. Kitts.
I don't usually drink spiced rum. This was actually given as a gift but I really enjoy this rum. My fear was it would be too sweet and flavoured like a captain's but this is not the case.
A very easy drinker, would be a good first sipping rum. Great on the rocks
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced Rum bottle and label design looks very cheap and low end. Strong alcohol, vanilla and caramel coming through to the nose and palate. Quite a harsh burn at the end, so better to mix it up with your favorite soda.
Very strong vanilla taste. Great in pina colada or a Coke. Good for sipping alone, too - if you like vanilla.
Great flavor to it for sipping on the rocks or mixing with coke!
I was scouring the shelves in the local Total Wines and More store, when the store manager engaged me in a discussion of rums. Spiced rum is just low quality rum with artificial flavorings added to mimic high quality aged rums he said. Makes sense, but I tried Brinley's Shipwreck Spiced Gold anyways, I was looking for a better quality mixer. This is it, it is delicious. It is very similar in spices to Captain Morgan; with vanilla, nutmeg, and black pepper finish. But less burn, tastes much higher in quality, and mixed with Coke or fruit juice was outstanding. This is not a sipping rum, step up to Plantation XO 20 to sip perfection; but this spiced rum is the perfect mixer.
Absolutely perfect flavor. Sweet smooth with a vanilla and caramel body. Perfect color. Bottle presentation is fantastic. Makes me feel like I am back in the Caribbean again
Fairly sweet. Not as much vanilla as others. Good mixed with cola
Not bad for a spiced rum. Was told it was one of the best spiced rums
Nice sweetness with vanilla, banana qualities. Easy going mixer. Caramel notes for a decent priced rum and option from captain.
Smooth, full of flavor, and reasonably priced. Not widely available in my area, so I always grab a bottle when I see it.
When looking for a spiced rum I have always gone with Captain Morgans and loved it. Then I tried this wonder full spiced rum. I will always keep a bottle of Captain on hand for my friends who enjoy it but this is my new favorite spiced rum.
Move over Captain Morgan: you have been shipwrecked! Lovely, lovely taste. Great winter rum. A little sediment in the bottom of the bottle, but nothing to worry about. Would recommend this rum to anyone drinking CM, and have given a bottle or two as gifts which has always been well received.
An all time favorite - this is delicious especially enjoyed neat. Fantastic example of a spiced rum that combines flavors such as brown sugar, caramel and some citrus notes with a smoothness going down. Caramel is prominent . Delicious aroma as well.
No imitation fillers.
Highly recommend !
This is a fine example of a spiced rum that combines complex flavors such as baking spices, brown sugar, caramel and some citrus notes with a smoothness going down.
No imitation garbage thrown in or caramel color to make it look like your drinking a fine gold rum.
For $20-$25 this is a great rum for a party if your wanting some good flavor and something a little different from your basic popular brands like Bacardi or Captain Morgan.