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Cockspur 5 Star Fine rum

Cockspur 5 Star Fine

Barbados | Gold

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.

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Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted almost 2 years ago by Herman (PREMIUM) from United States with 97 ratings

Tried at a rum bar in Munich. Somewhat strong nose, thin taste and a slight burn. Meh.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Andy (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 112 ratings

Nutty nose with brown sugar. Taste takes a while to come through with delayed tingly spice that lingers. I get walnuts, oak, maybe even a little blueberry undertone. Finish lingers and isn't great, little sour. Not overly complex but surprisingly OK to sip on with a few ice cubes.

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Posted almost 3 years ago by Cory Wid from United States with 87 ratings

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.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Earl Elliott from Canada with 202 ratings

Sugar: 0-4 GPL. Right off the start there is Oak, Vanilla, a bit of caramel and some biting spice. This is a golden rum which comes from limited aging. Like other “Mixing “ rums this one has some harsh alcohol taste and aroma that cola or other juice mixes will hide and make for a good mixed drink.

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Posted 5 months ago by Fozzie500 from United Kingdom with 22 ratings

Good in a bind Barbados Rum, makes a decent rum and coke, not a patch on Doorly's but readily available around the UK, my latest bottle came from the local corner shop.

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Posted 8 months ago by knie88 from Germany with 7 ratings

Zu einem vernünftigen Preis erhält man hier einen ehrlichen, ungesüßten Rum.
Gut zum Mixen geeignet, durchaus auch pur.
Empfehlung für den schmalen Taler.


Posted 8 months ago by Redrum from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

Need to retaste. Not tasted for years and remembering it was good and better than Bacardi!!


Posted 8 months ago by Seko from Czech Republic with 124 ratings

Ideal for sweet rum based drinks as it does bring any sharp notes. This unaged rum is surprisingly smooth, with a mild and uncomplicated taste, with little to no aftertaste. I can imagine something like this is the base for liqueurs such as Kakadu. Or if you want to get drunk cheap - no sugar added, no headache.


Posted 8 months ago by Harrie from Netherlands with 80 ratings

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.


Posted 9 months ago by Bill from United Kingdom with 86 ratings

I dunno, mix it with coke and it's fine. Buy the old gold


Posted 10 months ago by AlexMo from Russian Federation with 165 ratings

reference base rum, not for sipping. 6+ ....... Качественный совсем недорогой дистиллят примерно трёхлетней выдержки. С характерным ароматом, чуть маслянистый, обманчиво сладкий. Годится для короткого знакомства с барбадосским стилем или в составе коктейлей.