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Tasty, but not quite great
This is pot still gold rum from the world-famous Worthy Park Estate in Jamaica. The aroma fills the room with spice and dunder and almost off-putting levels of funk...but once you taste this magnificent product, all is right with the world.
In the glass it is pale gold, quite pretty to behold. Nosing it fills the senses with overripe fruit, spices and oak. The flavor is positively sublime and yet mind-stranglingly complex. I love this rum straight up.
So pale, yet packed with flavor. The nose is pure hogo, with rotten fruit and fruity earthy tones. On the palate quite smooth and bursting with fruity funk and almost an oaky peatiness. Beachbum says this is what rums used to taste like. I love time traveling in the glass!
So I was led to believe that Hamilton PSB and PSG were basically the same WP distillate with the exception that the PSB had coloring. It would be hard for me to say that's the case in the instance of these two. Waaaaaay different!
The PSB is MUCH more funkier on the nose. By alot! Alot alot! The PSG is way... cleaner.... Like the pineapple, apricots, plums and bananas are at the point of 'hey, all this fruit is quite ripe'. The PSB just hits your nose like 'damn man, who left this fruit in here?! It's melting (it's so ripe)'.
About the same on the palate. The PSG is cleaner. Banana, coconut and pineapple... but I get almost a chemical, scotch, grain note initially as well. Weird. Fades quickly into the fruits and a hint of vanilla. Whereas the PSB is way sweeter and fruitier up front with vanilla and brown sugar on the back end.
Does coloring make THAT much of a difference or am I missing something here. They are both fantastic for the price, $27 in D/FW. I can see a use for the PSG (lighter, cleaner looking cocktails) but will definitely lean towards the PSB going forward.
It has taken me years to learn to love this rum and its ability to bring instant richness to any drink. I will add this to other rums straight up for a little kick. Same review for this and the black because they are the same.
This is a pale gold rum with a small amount of time in wood. It has bold, boozy, over-ripe pot still character but not to much wood character. Even 1/2 ounce will slap your favorite rum drink in the face and demand it try harder to please. Great in a Mai tai, navy grog, or sidewinders fang. Also good with coke or tonic and lime on ice.
A light, unaged Jamaican rum. Its a bit unsettle if you have it neat, I'd recommend it mostly for mixing in cocktails (which I believe is entirely what it's made for). It does open up more and become more sweet/fruity as it rests in the glass.
From the minute it hits your nose you know this is going to be funky on the tongue. It has a solid taste but not the depth of some other of the Jamaican "funk" rums. This is a nice rum but if you are a really looking for funk try Dr. Bird or another with a broader flavor profile.
The aromas upfront are fruity and warming. Molasses and soft sweetness. Flavor is drying and firm. Woody (or similar) with hints of fleeting caramel, leather and smokiness. Some of the expected funkiness too. A bit less funk than I would have expected.
Overall I'm just a little less complex than expected, I'd like a bit more depth of flavor but it does make a really excellent mixing rum. When used in tiki drinks it seems to really give them character! For the price it's a solid buy. Not my go to for a neat sipping rum. For what it is it's really nice. This will definitely do the job in a lot of drinks calling for a good moderately funky Jamaican pot still rum. Always on the shelf.
Same as the Pot Still Black minus the caramel color.
Good introduction to hogo flavors for those that havent experienced it. It really packs a punch for those initial tasters and is fun to drink.
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