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Tasty, but not quite great
While I know and respect Chris Blackwell to a high degree, this is a serious stand alone rum. Much better than Goslings and coming out of Wray & Nephew says good things. Not too sweet and a perfect black strap rum to get the job done.
I love the story behind this rum. If you don't know it? Check it out. Music and Rum, a great combination.
To the rum. Well I love the colour. True Jamaican rum fashion. On the nose I get a nice mellow sweetness. Toasted hazelnuts and roasted marshmallow.
On the palate? wow... Bursts of vanilla, coffee, hazelnuts again (not too sure why, but that is a huge nut flavour I keep getting) Coats your mouth with warmth, but not too hot.
I will need to play with this rum a little to determine if it should be left neat, on the rocks, or mixed, because there is a lot of potential, yet I am not too sure which direction I would go with this great rum.
I found this looking for alternative dark rums besides Gosling's and Myers'. I really like it. Great for Dark N Stormy's. I like it for darkening my Jamaican Rum Punch as well.
I really liked this rum after trying at the rum fest a couple of years ago. It was warm, with a hint of spice, as well as being sweet with dried fruits cutting though. Makes an awesome Dark 'N' Stormy!!
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