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Cockspur 5 Star Fine rum

Cockspur 5 Star Fine

Barbados | Gold | 37.5% ABV

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 over 6 years ago by Skipjack from United States with 20 ratings

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.

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Posted almost 4 years ago by Andy (PREMIUM) from United Kingdom with 113 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 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 203 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 7 months ago by Fozzie500 from United Kingdom with 27 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 10 months ago by knie88 from Germany with 8 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 10 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 11 months ago by Seko from Czech Republic with 134 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 11 months ago by Harrie from Netherlands with 89 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 12 months ago by Bill from United Kingdom with 87 ratings

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


Posted 1 year ago by AlexMo from Russian Federation with 175 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.