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Flawed with a glimmer of hope
Vanill and them some more vanilla. Unfortunately from the nose to finish this has synthetic note and a slight harshness.
A cheap mixer, I usually have a half empty bottle of this lying around. I take this with coconut and pepsi. Not one of my sippers.
To be honest it is not that bad tasting. Ok it is overpowering with the vanilla but there are worst spiced rums out there to kick to the kerb. If you need a cheap rum to drown your sorrows then go grab yourself a bottle from your local supermarket.
This spiced rum was fine a couple of years ago until they changed the recipe. Now it has an horrendous synthetic and overpowering vanilla taste and smell. Sickly even after jus a couple mixed with cola. Avoid.
It tates a bit fake - mind you so does Admiral J, but this is not as pleasant as that. The vanilla seems like chemicals to me. I actually quite enjoy vanilla, but Old J and Pink Pigeon are better, and Rolling Calf is way better. Or you could try the St Aubin Vanilla Rhum which is really a flavoured rum rather than a spiced one - it has a hell of a vanilla kick to it!
On first glance, the rum is a bright yellow/golden colour - a sign of what's to come. On opening, your nose is knocked for six with the overpowering aroma of vanilla, even then it's not a natural vanilla scent- it's a fake chemically smell. This continues through to the taste, tolerable with a mixer but I wouldn't rush out to buy this myself.
This rum will never find its way on to my bar. I have never been a fan since a friend gave me a drink of rum. It was the only rum he had and did not warn me that it was spiced. It came close to being spit out but I refrained due to our friendship. I never drink rum at his home again.
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