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The Duppy Share Caribbean rum is produced using a combination of 3-year Jamaican and 5-year Barbados rums. Both are aged in bourbon barrels and brought to London for bottling.
The name 'Duppy Share' comes from Caribbean folklore where the dark spirit 'duppies' take their share of rum from distilleries, similar to the traditional term 'angel’s share' when rum is lost due to evaporation during the aging process.
In the whisky world, the angels take their share of whisky from the casks maturing it. In the Caribbean, it's the mischievous Duppy spirits that travel from island to island, taking their share of rum from the casks. This legend is where the stylish Duppy Share Caribbean Rum takes its name. It's made from a blend of bourbon-barrel-matured 5 year old rum from Barbados and 3 year old rum from Jamaica. A bright, bold and altogether very handsome rum.
Nose: Green banana, cinnamon, slightly oily, caramel.
Palate: Sultana and raisin, followed by vanilla and a hint of brine.
Finish: Lasting brown sugar, ginger and fresh lime.
One of my top 3 rums - the use of the Barbadian and Jamaican rums makes this blend particularly versatile. The fire and punch of the Jamaican rum gives it that extra kick needed for ginger-based cocktails, while the Barbadian rum rounds the taste so it doesn't overpower other aromas and tastes. This roundness also makes it very enjoyable neat, or on the rocks. Would recommend this to both those starting out their foray into rum, and those with an already developed palate.
velmi zajímavý rum, který až velmi připomíná whisku.
Nejvíce bych přirovnal k jamesonu. - omlouvám se za až tak subjektivní přirovnání :)
Chuť velmi vyvážená a jemná.
Ale celkový dojem je lehce slabší.
I really enjoyed this simply mixed with coke and while this did raise the sweetness of the drink it was very moreish. I tried some on its own and with a touch of ice melting into it, both providing a smooth and warming, if unexciting, experiences.
At £22 for what, for me, is essentially a mixing rum it is a tad expensive but I will be buying it for that express purpose again.
Very, very mild, no depth of flavour at all, just a generic weak rum taste with very little aroma. It is not a bad rum, but way overpriced for what you get. There are Rums ( e.g. Plantation, Barcelo ), in the same price range that wipe the floor with it.
Pretty new to all this, but so far this is one of my favourite tipples!
Nice mix of spices, delicious on ice or with a mixer.
Love the story behind the name. Blend is a bit more jamaica than barbados for my liking and a little bit harsh.
Picked it up in Tesco for about £28. It's ok, works with either ginger beer or coke but there's plenty better out there.
Po marketingovej stránke je The Duppy Share veľmi podarený produkt. Originálna fľaša s peknou etiketou, rum ktorý ma svoj príbeh. Je to zmes 3-ročného jamajského a 5-ročného rumu z Barbadosu, ktorá zrela v sude po bourbone. Po naliatí a chvíľke postátia v pohári, zacítite dubové drevo, pražené mandle, možno nejaké ovocné tóny. Chuť je podľa mňa nevyvážená, na začiatku (hneď po prvom kontakte s jazykom) je dominantná horkosť, ktorá trvá a trvá. Až po chvíľke sa dá urobiť lepšia analýza rumu, lebo tá horkosť na začiatku je skrátka priveľa. Chuťovo veľmi priemerný rum, navyše nedotiahnutý do najlepšieho konca za relatívne veľa peňazí (cca 40€). Neodporúčam piť samotný, iba ak ako súčasť miešaného drinku. Veľká škoda.
I'd compare this to Doorly's XO in some ways, or maybe Doorly's 5 which I've not ad enough of as yet. They are not a million miles apart anyway. I'd say that this was sweeter than the Doorlys and that it had a more potent smell.
One of those rums, perhaps, that serves very well as a benchmark to bouce other rums off of, since it's good without being any more than that.
This was a pleasant surprise. Not only did I have a bottle which I enjoyed but found a duppy share tent at winter wonderland in Hyde park which had created a lovely hot rum punch. I enjoyed best with ginger beer. And it didn't carry too much of a Jamaican kick which meant it was also enjoyable for me over ice.
40% ABV. Mmmmm, an aged Jamaican and Bajan blend? Sounds delicious!
The Jamaican immediately delivers with light but unmistakable funk right off. The taste was just a bit too harsh for me to enjoy too much neat, but I imagine this would be stellar as a go-to mixer for cocktails. This plus a cute/clever name and appealing design makes it fairly attractive.
Compare it to Appleton Estate Signature/Reserve (also a pot/column blended rum).
Update 12/17: Very dry nose. Not unlike an agricole vieux. Grassy, briny. Similar palate. Slight hint of funk.
Decent, grassy, medium-sweet and enjoyable but needs a mixer. Great bottle.
A blend of 3yo Jamaica and 5yo Barbados. The 5yo Barbados comes from Foursquare, and one of my absolute favourite cheap and cheerful sippers is the 5yo from the Foursquare distillery that is the Doorly's 5yo. As such this blend, is far worse than Doorly's 5yo, Far worse. Yes the 3yo Jamaican gives it notes that are typical from Jamaica, but at 3yo, it is neither that smooth not that sophisticated, not that the Foursquare 5yo is overly sophisticated, but it is smooth and very easy on the palate. The Jamaican does pack a bit more punch flavour wise but it is a punch from young spirits. So all in all, I'll stick to the much easier drinking Doorly's 5yo.
And then there is the other "problem" - the price. Here in the UK, Duppy cost nearly 20% more than the Doorly's 5yo. While I can understand some of the increased costs, how can you justify that price differential when the blend uses a younger rum? Pretty bottles and nice packaging are all well and good, but it is what's inside the bottle that counts.
It's not a bad rum and I am happy enough to drink it straight up (I don't like mixed drinks), but it just doesn't work when you stack it against Doorly's 5yo.
EDIT - now that the bottle has been open for a month and a bit, it seems to have opened up, smoothed off a bit and is more enjoyable, particularly the Jamaican component. Maybe it has caught me in the right mood, but I am enjoying sipping this one tonight. Would I get another bottle, probably yes. Makes a nice change from other rums I have, even if it is expensive for what it is.
When I pulled out the cork you are hit with a string dusting aroma. Fantastic with ting.
Decent rum, but not outstanding. With coke it tastes like any other dark rum... but awesome bottle
Very nice Rum to sip in the evening with a nice coffee and cigar
If only it had tasted as good as the label looks. Very disappointed with this rum, only slightly better than the Aussie drain cleaner Bundaberg!
Young rums from Barbados and Jamaica have been blended to make this pretty fair juice. It presents with both an initial soft sweetness and a fiery follow-through. Fruit and spice abound. Although it's not a top-tier rum, it's perfectly adequate as a mid-level sipper and mixer.
Tried it at RumFest the past couple of years - I must have been a bit deep both times because it's not nearly as good as I remember.
Smells fruity but if left in the glass the aroma gets overwhelmed by the odor of fusel oils.
Decent taste of raisins and other dried fruits.
Won't be reaching for it straight again any time soon. Think I'll try the punch recipe it came with, I think that was pretty good when I tried it last.
Easy to drink. It's drinkable pure or on the rocks but it doesn't feel too premium so I guess it would also work with coke.
It's a nice simple dark rum. Not too sweet, which I like, but not spicy enough for my taste.
Great for cocktails.
A refreshing rum, that in my opinion should be used for cocktails or lightly mixed.
This is a lovely smooth surprise for the price is outstanding on its own amd delicious a safe mixer... Very different
Mixture 3yo and 5yo rums, bourbon barrels.
Body:artificial,strong alcohol,no-way to drink it straight up
Bottle:pharmacy like,etiquette pop-art
It's been a while I drunk such a "bad" rum...I could not finish even the one shot...Too artificial, too alcohol taste.
However I like the bottle and etiquette, reminds me pop-art style.
The Duppy Share Caribbean rum launch coverage by The Floating Rum Shack