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Cockspur 5 Star is a golden combination of column and pot-stilled rums matured in American white oak barrels before blending. Coral-filtered water is used from a nearby aquifer to dilute the rum to bottle strength.
The company Cockspur was founded in 1884 by Danish seaman Valdemar Hanschell. Barbados was chosen as a location beccause at the time it was one of the Caribbean's largest shipping ports.
Easily consumable in a bind
I first had this rum in Barbados in 1987. I was my first rum. I like the color, the aroma is a bit too much alcohol but the taste is fine. I can have several in an evening,but usually mixed. If I have a cigar, I usually have the 12 year
at a relatively inexpensive price this has little competition
I'm a big fan of a Cuba libre and was pointed towards cockspur by an old Grenedan gentleman. It's a rather sweet rum with a fresh taste.it has a light golden colour and when mixed with lime and coke is a perfect drink at any time. It may be cheap but very cheerful in character!
If you want a pure rum to try at a decent price then grab this bottle. Very nice bajan kick to it and aromas and flavors of spices such as brown sugar, cinnamon. This is not drowned out with sugar it has none added. A very true to style rum at a great price point. Very nice mixed but also decent straight up for those experienced in rum. Not as refined in flavor, smoothness or style as the cockspur 12 but overall still a decent rum in a pinch.
Wow, to start off with.
I'm not 60. I don't regularly buy $100+ bottles of liquor. I don't have tons of experience, but I have a fair amount. I hop around brands constantly and I think I've only repeat purchased one brand at this point, I've bought 2 bottles of Captain Morgan in my life, when I was younger. Everything else has been a new purchase for me because I love exploring brands.
Well, this review is about the rum, not myself, I just wanted to get that out of the way. This rum is the only liquor I've ever been able to tolerate neat. I don't drink it that way regularly but I try it with each bottle of liquor once or twice to get an idea of how horribly offending it is to the mouth. So far there was nothing I drank straight that made me think "I could see myself consuming this neat regularly", incredibly it came in the form of a $15 bottle of rum.
It might help that I always imagine my vacations when I was much younger in the caribbean when I drink rum, but Cockspur Fine is extremely drinkable regardless. That said, it doesn't get a 10/10 because it's not huge on flavor. It's a little sweet and of course just plain "tastes like rum", if that makes sense. But it has no big, bold, special flavors like other rums I've tried, which is perfectly fine in my opinion.
The harsh alcohol burn is almost non existent in this one, and that's high praise from me considering even higher ABV beer starts to burn my tongue significantly and unpleasantly.
I'm fairly new to the Baja style of rum. I got spoiled with R.L. Seale's 10yr for my first taste, though at least as I move along I can't really seem to find a bad one.
Its really nice, and I like that it has some pot-still weight. Has a somewhat thick mouthfeel, with toasty dark sugar and fruity notes, and a spicy finish - all very well behaved and balanced.
No added sugar or artificial flavors, and no tricks or misleading labeling. An honest rum; a good one to keep around.
Big in the UK it seems but harder to get (at a decent price) here in the Netherlands. Many online vendors charge around €20 for this and at that price; forget it, get yourself a 5yo Doorly's and don't look back. But I managed to lay hands on a bottle for less than €15 (closer to UK-pricing) and I must say, at that price this is a really pleasant surprise.
Light nose with the alcohol clearly present, some vanilla a little oak and I get some (slightly sour) berries. On the palate it remains light, warm and fruity with some dark sugar and it ends with a little chocolate and again slightly sour berries. It is a light but pleasant straightforward rum with no flaws but also no complexity.
A simple but well made light sipper for those moments you are not looking for perfection but just want a friendly glass in your hand.
Bought a bottle in 1991 on a recommendation from a total stranger, wish I could thank that guy. A perfect rum in my opinion at it's price. I'm not an expert by any stretch, but me thinks this is what a good all round rum should taste like.
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