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Owney's Original rum

Owney's Original

United States | Light

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

6.2/10 (11 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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

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.


Posted at The Rum Bar KL about 3 years ago by Andy Tee from Malaysia with 148 ratings

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.


Posted 7 months ago by Marty from Czech Republic with 67 ratings

For Cuba libre ok. .


Posted 7 months ago by Mo McGurk from United States with 182 ratings

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!


Posted 11 months ago by Pavel from Czech Republic with 133 ratings

It's a really surprising experience, not too bad actually. sweet smell, very soft.


Posted 11 months ago by filovo from Czech Republic with 176 ratings

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


Posted about 1 year ago by Troy from United States with 27 ratings

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


Posted over 1 year ago by ReclaimedCedar from United States with 10 ratings

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.


Posted over 1 year ago by Joola69 from United States with 2649 ratings

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.


Posted over 2 years ago by piratejabez from United States with 314 ratings

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.



Posted over 2 years ago by Wayne Upton from United States with 136 ratings

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.