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Saint James Reserve rum

Saint James Reserve

Martinique | Aged

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Posted 5 years ago by rumfan69 from United Kingdom with 6 ratings

Ok some digging around reveals that this is a blended Caribbean with rums of various ages in the mix - and it is a big mix. Now this stuff is cheap but I wouldn't say it was crap. It's actually not bad especially if you enjoy a bit of tobacco influence from the ageing process. It arrives sweet and spicy with fruit and light banana. Develops medium cracked black pepper and some nice tobacco wood. Finish gives more light banana light spiced heat and a touch of rum sourness. You can drink it straight and its not loaded with sugar. It is however loaded with E150 oh well.. Anyway if you find it for about 15 quid give it a crack.


Posted 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2727 ratings

Tried the Saint James Reserve on a sunny Sunday afternoon. 6 to 10 year old rhum agricole made from cane juice at Saint James in Martinique means its super dry and absolutely no added sugar. Bottle and label looks mediocre. Golden color. Very strong alcohol to the nose. Rhum Agricole dryness and a nasty burn at the end. Not my cup of tea.


Posted 4 years ago by Demno from Czech Republic with 91 ratings

Most rum beginners love Diplomatico, Spiced rums, whatever tastes so smooth and sweet (thats because Diplomatico has over 40g sugar per bottle added). This rum is just what it is, it has 43% of alcohol, thus it really bites... but you can feel the taste of sugarcane in there, the freshness.

I do really recommend this agricole rum, it is cheap and it is great (if you want smoother ones, go for Reserve 12 or let it stay for like 5 minutes to eliminate the alcoholic scent).


Posted over 1 year ago by FaithMonax from Canada with 13 ratings

Decent standard rum, but still prefer Appleton V/X in the same category (price/style).


Posted over 1 year ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 216 ratings

This rhum smells better than it tastes. Nice dark amber colour in the glass with a nose of caramel , ethanol and maybe a slight honey note. In taste though thats when it goes downhill..
Strong burn with a whisky profile.. no fruits just a sweetish first impression in the mouth which rapidly turns dry and whisky like. Had to swamp with cola to finish it.


Posted 2 years ago by Amauri from United States with 29 ratings

I didnt really like it. The aftertaste was something really bad like a really cheap alcohol


Posted over 3 years ago by Jan Staněk from Czech Republic with 111 ratings

This is more like agricole rums, which I dislike, si this was really hard for me to drink.


Posted 4 years ago by bill from United States with 88 ratings

Nice color and good legs. The aroma is ok but nothing special. The taste is a little harsh but I got a bottle for 17 bucks. I probably wont buy it again but I am glad I tried it once.


Posted 4 years ago by Kieron wood (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 472 ratings

This is a good rum that smoky and has a lot of flavour. It's my rum to a good standard I had it on the rocks which is a delight ...

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Posted over 4 years ago by Loxias from Czech Republic with 170 ratings

Aroma with tones of smoke and ash.
Taste bit spicy from 43% alohol volume but quite smooth. Strong notes of smoked oak casks.


Posted over 4 years ago by Threepwood from United Kingdom with 87 ratings

Not even an average rum. I was very disappointed in the rum, not smooth at all. Even as a mixing rum it wasn't very good.