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I have never been a spiced rum fan, so when this one arrived in my Master of Malt rum Advent calendar, I didn't expect much. Wow! This one made me a convert.
I do enjoy spiced rum at times, and I'm awarding this one a 9 in my "spiced" rum category, as its the best I've ever tried thus far. Its actually head-and-shoulders any spiced rum I've ever encountered. I'll hold the coveted "10" in reserve, in case I ever find a spiced rum that trumps this exceptionally fine spirit some day.
The nose is wonderfully spicy, with clove and orange zest at the front. Orange, clove, caramel, and various other spices on the tongue. Good sweet and spicy finish.
Almost a tastebud overload when sipped neat, an ice cube or two helps separate the flavor profile a bit more for me. I know the "Dark and Stormy" cocktail is trademarked by one particular rum maker, but Rumbullion! mixed with a teaspoon of key lime juice, and Old Jamaica ginger beer, makes the absolute BEST cocktail of this type that I've EVER had. Old Jamaica ginger beer is much spicier, and bolder than Gosling's or Bundaberg ginger beer either one. The strong Old Jamaica ginger beer pairs perfectly with the spicy, sweet Rumbullion! This is currently my favorite cocktail, of any type, hands-down! If you liked spiced rum, this one belongs in your cabinet!
That's great! Amazing Spice Rum. Worth every penny. Incredible taste and aftertaste. A little bit too sweet.
Having not tried the XO I was hesitant to award a 10 but it is easily my favourite spiced rum and can be drunk straight so I've gone 10.
Orange zest, fruit, spices and cloves are beautifully mixed on the palate. Smells like Christmas in a bottle which is extremely inviting. I'm a sucker for presentation and the bottle is superb top.
Very good spiced rum, very sweet and very smooth. great taste and aftertaste.
Nose: a big hit of cinnamon (not the most natural; skewing toward red hots), vanilla, nutmeg, and maybe a hint of clove. It’s largely that same cinnamon in the mouth, but with a bucketload of sugar. This is a very sweet rum.
I’d heard this was a pretty good spiced rum (mostly from this site). Indeed, it does seem to offer something distinct from Kraken, Captain Morgan, and Sailor Jerry, and is probably better. But it is very, very sweet, and this should be taken into account when deploying it as a mixer, baking ingredient, or whatever you use spiced rum for. Some of my sample went into a cake. I would love to see more (ANY) unsugared spiced rums on the market. Kind of. I don't really care.
Fantastic bottle, really impressive and that takes some doing with me. Gone through several bottles of this over the last few years since I was introduced to it in the Old Ale House in Truro. Christmas in a glass, it's all going on, vanilla, cloves, cinnamon, molasses in abundance, perfect balance of sweetness and just so moreish. One word of warning though, one glass will lead to several and before you know it and doctor ableforth has you hooked for life. I cannot possibly compliment this product enough. Go and treat yourself and enjoy the ride.
Cloves, cinnamon, star anise.. straight up on the nose. Great spiced rum with layers of flavours.
TASTE - slightly sweet- spice notes bit of candied orange. Clean long finish.
Nice sipping rum.
Was introduced to this by a Colombian friend who is a rum buff. Goes down quite well as a post-prandial liqueur, but an up-market straight (unspiced) rum is much preferable.
Wonderfully smooth, packed with fruit and spice flavours, stunning cinnamon notes when neat.
A great spiced rum that is easily enjoyed neat. Packed full of spicy flavour; cinnamon, clove and orange burst through with underlying vanilla throughout.
Maybe the nicest spiced rum I have had. And I have had quite a few . Some would say too many :)
This is my first venture into the world of spiced rums so here goes.
If you like over sweeteen rums that taste heavy on cinnamon and cloves you are in luck.
Its a touch to over powering for me on the flavours mentioned above on its own.
Perhaps with a mixer it might take the edge off this drink and transform into something wonderful. Or maybe not.
I had a little rum evening this week, and this was by far the weakest rum present (as well as the only spiced one). It was very clove and nutmeg heavy on the nose, and incredibly sweet, without a lot of depth.
I have a feeling it'd make an amazing mixer- which I may have to try at some point.
Tail:too sweet,long lasting
Bottle: upper average
Too spicy, too sweet, with strange flavor combination in the body of the rum.
I was really looking forward to taste this, but don't like the spice that is REALLY dominant.
this one has to be tried to be believed, its so packed full of fruit and spices... best neat over ice.. let it melt a little and the glass comes alive. leaves a wealth of flavours lingering in the mouth
Som mange af de andre skriver så er det en julerom, jeg syntes bare ikke at en rom skal være så krydret med smagsnoter af kanel og citrus.
Virker skarp i munden.
Fort en épice, bon rhum, les saveurs restent longtemps en bouche
Al hoewel ik normaal zeker GEEN liefhebber ben van Spiced Rums,
kan deze mij wel bekoren.
Uiteraard vinden we de Kaneel, Kardemom en kruidnagel hier overvloedig in terug, de Sinaasappel schil houd dit min of meer in ballans.
Zeker niet voor alle dagen , maar voor in de koude wintermaanden komt dit van pas.
My absolute favourite Rum. The bottle is it's let down though.
The taste is smooth and strong, great flavours on ice and with mixers.
Only downside is you can't see inside the bottle to see how much is left.
A proper hit of cinnamon and nutmeg! Really healing and recommendable!
Very good spiced rum from England , bottle looks nice
Nice spice flavoured rum. Sweeter with mix of oranges and cinnamon. Great for winter evenings. 1 point of score deducted because of higher price.
I have to admit i dont like cinnamon. But the compination here is excellent. Very strong nose and taste of orange matches perfect with cinnamon and other sweet elements. Served with ice and a slice of orange. The alcohol is over 40 and you will fully understand it.
Rumbullion Spiced rum review by The Floating Rum Shack