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Tasty, but not quite great
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!!!
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!
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!!!
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!
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.
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
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
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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..
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.
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