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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 often buy the Cockspur 5 star as my standard mixer. Its not as good as the Mount Gay Eclipse but its price justifies buying it instead of the MG. Not one for sipping though, that’s when you can really taste that it’s the cheaper of the two.
This one is definitely a mixing rum. I prefer to drink all spirits straight with a side of selter, water, or something similar but this rum is meant for mixing.
Bottle: Another quality Caribbean label that stands out but as an older rum distillery and not a gimmick.
Color: Light yellow brown.
Bottle Smell: Combined hit of ethyl alcohol with the aroma of fresh ferment that is better than the initial smell.
Glass: The taste of the rum opens up as the alcohol evaporates off the surface giving a pleasant smell.
Taste: Again the harshness hits initially but surprisingly leaves quickly as there is a fair amount of oils to assist. Vanilla comes around until the heat hits the throat and the ride stops.
This is a solid mixing rum that can be sipped in a pinch, but I wouldn't recommend sipping.
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!
This was a nice rum to drink with coke. However to me this tastes extremely sweet. While I can imagine this making it popular, it was not to my taste.
The locals drink this one because of its price (cheap). Diffidently not for sipping. Big bite, OK with cola. Not a collection standard.
Not a sipper but it's very cheap. In the uk its about 14.00 better choice than Sailor Jerry and Captain Morgan.
Mixed into a cocktail you will be happy.
It will do, it is not sweet, it is dry if that is your bag keep this in stock.
Looks very cheap and can be found in most supermarkets so I've avoided this rum but finally tried it recently and its really not that bad. Not too much flavour but relatively smooth.
I sampled this rum on the rocks, but then had the bar-tendress add a splash of cola to finish it. Good, straight-up, nicely-colored rum...but just not up to sipping standards. Showed well with the cola, though, so if you like a Rum&Coke as your mainstay, please try this.
at a relatively inexpensive price this has little competition
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