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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.
loving it from the first sip I took, till the last.
Colour is light.
Smell is ok.
Taste is ok.
Aftertaste is good.
Like that no sugar is in it.
This rum embodies what fine rum is all about, both with the rum itself and the wonderful presentation. It's a rum that is refined, rounded, balanced, smooth and full of sublety.
It has sweetenss but that is held in and comes as part of a rounded flavour.
On the nose, it's strong molasses, brown sugar and a touch of boubon-like oak. In the mouth, it's silky and easy without going anywhere near the territory of bland, over-sweet smoothness. There's a touch of gentle spiceyness and some leathery toffee. It has a subtle and pleasant fade where a touch of vanilla comes out.
Overall, I'd describe this rum as marginally on the sweet side of the line from sweet to dry.
Rond, doux, caramel, pas trop amere, coule tres bien, beau nez
best rum i have ever had. recommending it without reservations
Den er dejlig rund lige som jeg kan lige den en smule spritet men bestemt ikke negativt
Had it after a Clement. Not so dry which was an improvement but still not my type of rum.
Admiral Rodney XO 12y is not bad at all, but not amongst the best either. It has a flavor profile of a Pusser's 10 year old rum if that would exist. A bit of a harsh smell, but not offputting. Strong taste, but flavorful altogether. A bit of burn at the end, but far from the worst burn. I hope they would have made an Extra Old 18 year out of this one, that could have been spectacular.
nothing nasty with this I was just expecting more going on the reviews
To be honest I just finished sipping a glass of Ron Cartavio XO so I guess my palette has been conditioned to the earlier
Nose stong vanilla and slight citrus/floral
taste initial alcohol took over the tongue and had to search hard for the notes of vanilla and citrus
second and third sipps more alcohol and somewhat metallic citrus followed by vanilla
with ice the sharp burn subsides however this is one that id be happy to leave out on the table to be used as I wont be in hurry to buy another
as I said its not a bad rum just not memorable compared to pusser's 15,diplomatico 2002 ,quorhum 30
Mahogany color, strong on the first sip, gets warmer as you drink. Dry fruits aroma. Probably the best product of StLucia Distillers
This is an amazing rum from St. Lucia. Very smooth, with an excellent aroma and even better flavors. Gets you from the very first sip.
Aroma with light wooden and fruity notes.
Taste is dry with tones of bourbon cask and citruses.
Long aftertaste with hints of fruity sweetnes.
Lower mostly because I expected more. Love their spiced, really wanted to love their others, especially the more premium ones.
Excelent rum, very rich. Hints of Cacao and coocked banana. Good balance withe the wood. Finish is not very long though.
This is smooth as silk but lacks in depth of flavour ... Wonderful on the rocks ..
On the nose: Very sweet! Very strong aromas of maple syrup and vanilla. I don't think I've ever smelled a rum with quite so much maple syrup character.
In the mouth: Taste to match: very sweet. And not overly smooth. I'd compare this rum to Papa's Pilar Dark (which I'm also no fan of) and Zacapa 23, though I find even Zacapa to be more interesting than the Admiral.
If sweet's your thing, go for it. But for me, it's a bit of a let-down.
Fin styrke og stadig sød. Fik af en billigere rom.
I've been drinking rum for over 30 years and can honestly rate the old admiral the best. Not too sweet and nicely rounded bourbon barrel finish. Finding it in the U.S.,well, you would have a better chance meeting Santa Clause. Definitely worth the shipping price from the U.K.
I thought it had a little to strong alcohol taste. But ill give it a few more chanses. Love the bottle.
Dark gold colored rum, with a sweet smooth scent - something of wood and raisins. A little bit harder in the afterburn, but a good one.
Sold in a very attractive bottle that resembles a decanter with a big wooden cork top. Nose is sweet, caramel and vanilla. Very smooth and mellow, slightly sweet with a dark chocolate finish. A fantastic sopping rum - will be buying another bottle when done enjoying this one.
Au nez, ça sent le bois. En bouche, le gout de caramel et crème brûlée. C rhum assemblé entre du 7 ans et 12 ans lui donne une bonne complexité et une bonne longueur au final. Je l'adore, un peu cher, mais pour sa complexité et son gout unique, il vaut le coût.
Rhum doux sans être trop sucré, un bel équilibre.
Gout de miel, noisette et boisé.
Notes finales persistantes et intenses.
Great rum to drink neat, very easy to drink over and over. Love the tastes, very smooth, again caramel and vanilla. Nice looking bottle in the form of a decanter, this was my first, slightly more expensive rum after getting into this glorious tipple!!
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