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Admiral Rodney Extra Old rum is produced in St. Lucia using a continuous still, and then aged in American oak casks for an average of 12 years.
The rum is named after British Naval Officer Admiral George Rodney, who in 1782 as the Governor of St. Lucia rebuffed the Spanish fleet in the "Battle of the Saints".
Nice looking bottle and excellent taste. Little smoking but sweet and rich.
This is very nice and simple rum, no sweet, not flavoured..And look at this bottle..it is awesome, isnt it?
Strong kick and much smell of alcohol yet nice caramel aromas. Little added sugar. Smells of wood and burnt caramel
Love this rum
Agree the bottle is beautiful
Some nice notes of sweetness and a very mild Smokey flavour that comes from the ageing
Would buy this anytime
Can’t get it in the US, but if you are in St. Lucia, definitely try it, and bring some home. This is the first thing I buy when I get to the island every year! Wonderful taste, very smooth, and awesome with a good cigar!
Excellent St. Lucian Rum.
Full of flavor and aromatic.
Beautiful bottle presentation.
Un rhum avec une très belle couleur caramel, un nez avec une note sucrée et épicée. En bouche, c'est assez facile et assez peu complexe, avec une note de fruit confit (raisin, pruneau ?). La longueur en bouche est assez décevante. Pas de grande personnalité pour ce rhum qui est quand même assez consensuel car facile à boire et assez peu marqué sur l'alcool.
A rum with a beautiful caramel color, a nose with a sweet and spicy notes. In the mouth, it is quite easy and not very complex, with a note of dry fruits (grape, prune ?). The length in the mouth is quite disappointing and very short. No great personality for this rum that is still quite consensual because easy to drink and not very marked on alcohol.
The aroma level is quite low, soft all around taste, hints of caramel, hints of spices (pepper?).
Taste of black spice (cerne koreni). Interesting sound, full taste.
Yeah a truly cruise worthy rum, has a hint of spice and would give a higher rating if it didn’t feel that it were watered down. Not too sweet but missing the caramel notes traditional of an aged rum.
This is what I call an excellent Rum. Very dry, flavourful and well balanced. Reminds me of MGXO, maybe even better. In my book, this is what rum should taste like. Definitely in my Top five Rums. 👍
Matured in ex Bourbon Casks.
Vanilla, caramel and Oak cask...
A Good Rum, Delicate and Raffinate.
Another rum that stands out for me in the top 3 so far is Admiral Rodney XO 12-Year from St. Lucia. I bought this before reading "rumdood"s review on it, but found out this is one of the ones that got him started on rum obsession.
This rum is aged in sherry casks for a portion of its maturation much like Brugal 1888, but I feel that it has a richer and deeper flavor than the Brugal 1888.
It comes in a beautiful stout bottle, one good for the boat! Feels very Nautical somehow.. looks good on a bookshelf! I buy this whenever I am able to get my hands on it.
The flavor is rich vanilla, brown sugar and spices.
Coloration is a deep dark amber, nice and thick.
The nose gives away the sherry cask maturation in a big way, but is also loaded with butter and spices. It makes an amazing hot buttered rum or eggnog, but sipping it straight is surely the way to go.
des flaveurs comme le chêne, le caramel avec une touche de vanille agrémente ce rhum. Un soupçon d'alcool en final tout est présent pour un rhum qui se distingue
Pretty good. No complaints. There's better out there.
This rum does something of a feint - the robust, squat, navy-style bottle, the name, the marketing fluff, everything hints a heavy, powerful, strong, navy rum. However, this rum is anything but that.
The visual presentation, as I said, is top notch, solid, thick, heavy bottle, massive wooden stopper, everything gives the impression of a prop you would find in a cabin of a naval officer. The smell is very nice, leathery, spicy, warm, inviting. The taste, however, tells us immediately this is a column still rum. Sweetish (I strongly suspect added sugar), apricot, marmelade-like, slightly acidic on entry, the body is however too thin and unremarkable, ending with quite pleasant, spicy tones. The finish is short, with mild burn, touch astringent, and everything fades quite fast.
It's not a bad sipper for those who like their rums mild and easy to drink, but it conflicts with its own presentation, so you may end up with a product you did not really want. I reflect that in my rating.
$111 - there’s better out there. A very good St Lucia rum with raisin and fruit on the nose. Cinnamon, oak and caramel on the palate. Complex and full; not too sweet and not too much burn.
The Admiral Rodney is an Icon. A masterblend from the copper pot still. Master blender Mr Harris is combining the perfect aged base rum, (he doesn't disclose the age of the barrels) Blending in heads and tails for a perfect blend, light on the nose with distinct oaky fragrance. light, dry and pleasant flavour with a deep barrelflavour. The color is deep but not molasses artificial, wich I appreciate.
I would recommend any one to get their hands on this rum to be able to experince clean, old rum, not overpowered by additional molasses after ageing.
Purchased as a sample from www.masterofmalt.co.uk for afround the £5 mark. Usually retails around the £55 area.
Amber liquid, nose has a strong laziness with subtle underlying tropical fruit papaya, coconut there's something else too but can't put my finger on it, theres sweetness and a little smoothness too.
It's smooth in the mouth with a touch of warmth, it's a decent sipping rum and has a nice mouth feel I think there's still tropical fruit maybe even pineapple, some oak and a sweet eartiness would buy again.
The bottle is stunning! The most beautiful i have ever seen. And the story behind the character on it is a exciting one. Nose: caramel, banana and a bit of alcohol. Palate : quite harsh but in a good way. Brown suger, dark chocolate and banana. Big body, long taste that stays in your mouth. Not very sweet witch I like. Maybe it's a 9/10 must try it again soon.
I had been looking forward to trying this for a long time and was pretty impressed. Lovely mahogany colour in a very elegant bottle with a huge stopper ! Loved the history lesson on the box ( giving the French what for... ) . Good long legs in the glass clinging nicely to the sides . Aroma of caramel , vanilla plus oak and a spicy , fruity something ? Left to vent for 20 mins , still a strong but not unpleasant bite on the first sip , whiskey like maybe ? . A classy sipper and a drop of water brings out more honey and fruit notes. Plus for a longer drink this made one of the best rum n cokes i have ever tasted ! That said probably wouldn't rush into buying another bottle as still hundreds more to try....
First time I have had this rum...my sister picked it up for me while she was visiting family in St Lucia...They recommended it to her for me...what a great treat...smooth, well balanced, just a hint of sweetness... One of my new favorites.
Had one glass at the local restaurant. It's a nice sipping rum. Sweet and textured up front with a smooth finish.
Really. Our Crews Favorite since years. Well Done.
The cork stopper alone should tell you about the quality of this rum. Nice caramel.colour. medium sweetness with some burn but not unpleasant by any means. This is some good stuff.
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