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Cargo Cult Spiced rum

Cargo Cult Spiced

Australia | Spiced

6.1/10 (14 ratings)
Tasty, but not quite great


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Posted 3 years ago by Lynda from Australia with 1 rating

Finally a spiced rum without any sugar added!!! Love the clove, cardamom, cinnamon spiced.. so good with ginger beers or just with ice!! Bottle also just looks awesome. My new go to!!!


Posted 1 year ago by gaybo from Australia with 2 ratings

So different to other Spiced Rum... this one tastes like quality rum with real spices - and not jammed with sweetners. I really enjoyed this rum with Ginger beer and a squeeze of fresh lime. Great drink!


Posted 1 year ago by tikimonster from Australia with 2 ratings

I was amazed to finally find a Spiced Rum with ZERO sugar added. This product has big punchy spices and is super dry...I found it mixed perfectly with Ginger Beer (which already has enough sugar in it!) a squeeze of lime and it made a beautifully balanced refreshing spicy drink. Then I had 4 more!! Love the local independent producers giving the big guys a run for their money!!!


Posted almost 5 years ago by Jules from Australia with 1 rating

Interesting rum from the Islands. Christmas cake spices, well balanced sugars (not syrupy like Sailor Jerry)


Posted 7 months ago by prabzoid from Australia with 1 rating

At first I thought this might be a bit sweet and artificial, but nothing could be further from the truth! Just the right amount of banana backed by a subtly spiced rum, makes this my current favourite!


Posted 3 years ago by Steve Storm from United Kingdom with 3 ratings

Nicely presented in a ‘cork’ topped clear bottle with rustic label. This is a clean dry rum that is just about smooth enough to sip (without the afterburn) but also mixes well with e.g. ginger beer.


Posted almost 3 years ago by Snookerman from United Kingdom with 129 ratings

This is the antithesis of something like Bristol Black Spiced or Dark Matter - the spices are very held back. This rum has no added sugar either, so it's purely reliant on a good mix. I think all of the spices in this are pretty much in balance and none of them are overpowering. You can taste the rum through it easily. It's quite expensive and I could understand if some people who like spiced rum found it a little too subtle. You may say, if you;re a spiced run drinker, "well why not just buy a good rum for the same price, since this has such a subtle spiced taste?" I can see that argument, but the rum does have a nice spice to it and maybe it's more about saying that this maybe a good spiced rum for those who don't normally like spiced rum. T


Posted over 1 year ago by Andy Tee from Malaysia with 148 ratings

N- Initial freaking sweetness like a gulap jamun soaked with dripping syrup, clouded with heavy dosage of cinnamon, clove and vanilla. But get better after the excessive sugar were aired out, cola candy, zesty, sandalwood and mineral, even some quality raisin and milky chocolate lurking. (83/18)

P- Have a sip of this aired rum, the coat of fine bitterness taking in well, nutmeg, cola, lime peel and lifted with dry mouthfeel. Smokes of wood, mineral and chocolaty. (86/20)

F- Short-medium, subtly toasted and nutmeg, soft bitterness from the palate remains to balanced out the sweetness. Dry, cola again and mildly spicy. (86/20)

B/B- 85/19. Apart from the initial surge of offensive sweetness, is actually quite good, think their "Dry Spiced" version should be better.

Weighted Rate- 77pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.


Posted over 2 years ago by Martin Kennedy from Australia with 210 ratings

Named after a fictional WW2 american soldier called John Frum.. He and his mates brought all sorts of goodies for the locals on an island in Vanuatu during the war...
38.5% .Pours a nice golden colour , aroma's of clove , cinnamon and orange zest above the glass with some vanilla in the background. Subtle spiced rum indeed... this is more Foursquare than Kraken !
No added sugar apparently, which accounts for some dryness but still nicely sweet..
Ok to sip but also makes a good mixer , just don't drown it or the subtle flavours will get lost..
A blend of rums from Papua New Guinea and Fiji put together in Aussie..


Posted 14 days ago by AlexMo from Russian Federation with 149 ratings

Nice label and good cork. The smell of cinnamon, jam, orange, sharp. Complex taste: cherry, spices, medicines, without aging, dry. It is heavy and stupid from the second glass.
Would I buy it again? Only once, yes.