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What a solid pour! Just fantastic. Love just about everything Mr Steale is doing. This is no exception. Found the 12 year to be a great transition from whiskey. Same oaky, vanilla notes. Citrous and spice near the end. Very well balanced. Feel fortunate to have Total Wine's close that keep this well stocked. This has become our benchmark for a solid, affordable and obtainable sipping rum.
It is just an amazing rum! Barbadian rum is definitely my top rum destination. Classic banana flavor, slightly sweet and with an oaky taste. Aftertaste is a little bit spicy. The aroma is just great. Oh, and is cheap!
Overall this is a good sipping rum. Nice inviting aroma, not over sweet and smooth. Not too strong on the front end but does have a slight unpleasant lingering taste. For the price it is a good choice for people to try. Good for new rum drinkers. It just needs a little more flavor and depth to bring it up to the next level.
For the price (around £38) this is an excellent sipping rum. Not overly sweet with a nice balanced nose and taste.
Another R.L. Seales fine Rum.
I have the XO, 8, and this 12yo.
They get better as you climb up.
NO additives (dosing).
There now is a 14yo Through Whiskey Exchange in the U.K.
On my wish list
Drier rum with lot of tones. Single casked unique character, thanks to mr. Seale untouched with any additives. Suited more for experienced rum lovers, but not bad choice for others too.
Sugar: 0-5 GPL. There is no added sugar in most if not all Bajan rums and any sweetness occurs naturally. This one is no exception. This is a very good Bajan rum and I tasted butterscotch, oak, a trace of chocolate and fruits, perhaps coconut and banana. The strongest taste was the butterscotch and oak. Overall it's very dry and the tastes fade with the burn of a pure rum. I added a drop of water to open it up and take the edge off the burn. Mix or sip depending on your tastes.
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