Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
English Harbour 1981 rum was produced in Antigua in 2006 after maturing 25 years in used whisky and bourbon barrels.
In 1932 a handful of rum shop owners came together to form a distillery called 'The Antigua Distillery' which produces English Horbour 1981 rum. The distillery produces rum using it's own proprietary high quality molasses called muscovado molasses.
For three years, this rum was on my list as a rum to taste among the best of those I had been advised to try.
With a beautiful light gold color, the nose is very pastry with butter, almonds, and vanilla. It's very complex. On the palate, we find this pastry side with always butter, honey, it is an extreme sweetness. A true delight ! The final is super long and soft on floral notes that remind me of wisteria with a light woody side. It is a wonder. Glad to have one of these bottles in my bar.
Great favor, color and taste. Nectar to the tongue and thrust
Warm and sweet, with hints of molasses and the woodsy flavor of the casks. Very good English style rum
If it would not be so dry it would have been 10 for me. It wins on briefing for at least 20 minutes.
Fără glume proaste, un rom corpolent, serios, arome distincte, curat, fin și bogat. O alegere corectă.
The bottle is cool in a classic way. 1981 is the year I was born. If I hadn't been going through a restrained phase I probably would have just bought the bottle but decided to sample it first.
I'm glad I did as even with strong mental incentives to love this I just didn't.
The smell is very interesting and varied but just doesn't follow through into the taste which is just mainly harsh.
I tasted this back to back with the rum nation Panama 21 which just totally blew this away.
Beautiful rich copper colour with rum spice, smoke and orange smell is an invitation to taste. Smooth smoky, dry wood taste, hints ofroasted cashew and espresso. All this followed with long finish with rolling tobacco at the end.
Not the cheapest but very worth trying.
J'ai eu l'opportunité de commandé cette bouteille à un tarif intéressant et j'ai donc sauté sur l'occasion connaissant la réputation légendaire de ce rhum. J'ai attendu la bonne occasion pour l'ouvrir et je dois l'admettre : j'ai été très déçu ! La première chose qui m'a choqué est son côté très gras, avec cette sensation huileuse sur la langue. Ensuite je l'ai trouvé très linéaire et n'ai pas découvert de grande complexité malgré l'âge. Bref à confirmer lors d'une seconde dégustation mais pour le moment c'est un grand regret.