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Owney’s Original rum, a blend of their Distiller’s Reserve Rum and an imported Dominican rum that’s been aged two years. The two rums are blended at still proof and cask strength, respectively, and then diluted to 80 proof with filtered New York City tap water.via American Rum Report
Tasty, but not quite great
I was skeptical of this spirit for a long while before purchasing a bottle. I can say that after tasting I am no longer a skeptic. This rum is quite smooth given that is has no aging. The flavor is also there given the 5 day fermentation. This is a straight sipper no ice even needed. I can say I wish there was more of a seal around this hand bottled rum but other than that I have little complaint. Excellent rum overall. I can not wait until their aged offerings are out.
N- Started off with usual layers of vegetal notes, spirit-y and raw oiliness from new distillates. Some sweet cane notes and vanilla but override by huge scents of ammonia, linen soaked with spoil milk (a much polite expression from my original note of this particular odor, which would be disrespect to the distiller), egg-y with hue of yeasty, off putting, unpleasant to the nose. (10/25)
P- Suplury and chemical, stiff cedar with scents of tobacco. Smooth but emotionless, thought there are some hints of estery notes with peppery coming thru as it sits on palate. (14/25)
F- Short, burning spirits kicks in. Much needed and desired young mango, sour milk and nutty notes appeared just to pleased a little. (15/25)
Balanced:- Raw with some quality notes, but vastly masked by impurities and flaws. A young crafted distillery, patient may be needed for further perfection. (14/25)
Weighted Rate:- 53pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
5-5.5 on my scale. Sweeter and less strong of an after burn than I would have thought for an American light rum. Still better mixed though. Despite the RR Bottle Image, the one I have is purple- bonus!
ochutnáno v sérii celkově průměrných rumů kde mohl vyniknout...
čirá barva určitě překvapí. rád jsem ochutnal
méně výrazná vůně, sladší chut...nedokázal jsem rozpoznat po jednom panáku
This is super good. I am a dark rum guy and maybe i just like their marketing but dis shit tastes delicious. I kind of want to put this in a waterbottle and take it to.. everywhere
The bottle design and label are extremely clever and the way that it’s marketed definitely caught my interest. But it was extremely expensive and had a truly terrible smell that overwhelmed the flavor itself. Overall, disappointing.
Enjoyed a bottle of Owney's Original White Rum on a very cloudy afternoon. Unique bottle and label design. Clear color. Pure alcohol, weak citrus and slight vanilla to your nose and palate. Strong kick at the end. Better mixed than neat sipped. Super expensive at $39 per bottle for a mixer rum.
Batch 3 2015. 40% ABV. Briny nose. Overripe bananas. Faintest bit of astringency. Very briny palate.
Absolutely solid light rum. If you're in the market for a light mixing rum, this is available in your market, (and you have deep pockets... $40, seriously!?) it's worth considering. I hope this rum will come down from the hipster market to become more widely available.
Fooled me into thinking it had been aged then filtered. Not aged. Then couldn't decide it whether it was made from rapidura or if it was filtered. Made from molasses. And filtered.
Honestly, never been a fan of what happens to rum when filtered, but this this is still a nice enough white.
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