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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.
Super rich. Christmassy. A very high seven. Maybe a little too much of the black treacle taste for me, also no age statement or mention of it on the label, which makes me wonder how it’s this colour. It cost me £22 which is a ridiculous price for this kind of standard.
This rum has just the right amount of Hogo funk. It doesn’t beat you up with it like Hampden or Smith & Cross. You can sip this and enjoy it. Molasses and banana come though. Smooth and dark. Lots of punch. No sweetness. Long slow smoldering finish. Very nice Jamaican rum at a great price.
Nothing very Jamaican going on here, A typical dark rum with some spices and flavours, not bad but nothing to get excited about either. I'll stick To Meyers for dark JA rum needs.
I like this one for its subtle notes of Jamaican funk laced with molasses and vanilla with hints of oak. This one is great in cocktails. It's not great as a sipper, but that's alright. It gets the job done.
Avast! This dark rum be decent for sippin'. She smells of a perfect balance of sweet and spice with no strong alcohol aroma. As for taste, she tastes of burned caramel, cocoa, and unless I be mistook, raisins and/or some other dried fruit. It be smooth with little burn. Enjoy this by itself - no need to go pollutin' it with other libations! The price alone makes it worthy of a taste. Aye, the bottle have no cork, and there be an image of a less-than-swarthy landlubber on the bottle, but everythin' else makes up for it. Scupper, sink, and burn me if I be lyin'...
Title says it all. Perfect blend for a rum and coke. It’s smooth and understated yet not overpowered. Plus has a bit of weight behind it so is a proper drink. Really enjoyable and glad I bought it
Don't be deterred by the styling - the label does make it look like tourist rum from an airport souvenir shop - this is a classy dark Jamaica rum, made by Wray and Nephew. It's fantastic in punches or in mixed drinks like Trader Vic's Far East Cocktail (recipe below). Excellent value, too. I'd choose this over something like Goslings Black Seal, of similar price, any day.
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