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Easily consumable in a bind
Found this rum today at the liquor store. As with all new rums I try a straight/ neat shot to begin my amateur evaluation process. I found this rum to be quite harsh and very strong neat. However, once mixed with my goto mixer of Coke, I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed and look forward to the rest of the bottle.
The burn is just way too harsh! The taste is great with hints of caramel and chocolate but this could never be a sipper because its just too harsh. It does work very well with coke...as a matter a fact, it seems to get better while enjoying with coke....could be the alcohol talking. Overall I would recommend this rum as a mixer or with cola.
Nose has an excessive burn. Not a sipper either, nice initial taste that is sweet and spicy but hits the back of your throat with a revenge. Mixing it is very nice; citrus cut the sweet some but brought out the sweet, coke added some body and took out the burn. Would not go out of my way to get it but at under $20 may keep a bottle around for a change.
Very enjoyable the spices are just right not over bearing and quite enjoyable. I think this could be a sipper and of course a great mixer.
Enjoyed a bottle of Sugar Island Spiced rum with my friend at the conclusion of a 5,000 mile road trip across 18 States. Unique bottle and label design for sure. Offputting artificial vanilla smell is far from pleasant. Unfortunately the taste test reveals way too sweet profile, and no burn at the end at all. Does not mix well either.
You could do a lot worse than to have a bottle of Sugar Island in your repertoire of rums at home. Smooth, flavorful rum with some heat that does well mixed. Unfortunately this rum isn't like some of your finer spiced rums like Bayou, The Lash or Brinley's spice but adds a good flavor to the Cuba Libre.
I regualy drink Sailor Jerry and I gave this a try. To my taste buds it not as sweet at Sailor but also not too spicy. I love would it's right in between. its very smooth.
Taste is truly different a step above other rum burn is very nice for a 92 proof you must like the burn to enjoy this rum it's a waste to put it in coke
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