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Rums under the English Harbour label are produced from fermented molasses via copper pot distillation. Maturation takes place in small 220 litre x-whisky and bourbon barrels. This 'Reserve' bottling has been aged for a minimum of 10 years, with components up to 25 years of age included in the final blend.
Taste like EL15
This a good rum for sipping. A little ice mellows down the small burn and improves the taste. The price is in my opinion to high for this rum. Next wil be the English Harbour 1981.
Got this as a gift. It is very good. It tastes like carmel love
Cruising through the Eastern Caribbean, I had my shopping list I had prepared early on. I did not have the 10 year old on my list, but, having found it to very elusive, my quest was laid out for me. After an afternoon of searching, I found one bottle. I saved it to share with my son. It was worthy, all that I sought in a really good rum. I have difficulty in finding it close by here in Florida, as is even the 5 year old.
Fortunately, I have friends that appreciate a variety of good spirits, and will shop as we travel. May your spirit be with you in your search of heavenly nectar so.
Purchased this due to my love of English Harbour 5 year. I is better than the 5 year but only slightly. Would give it an 8.5 if i could. Surprisingly, not very sweet but has a great finish of vanilla.
This is a delicious rum for sipping neat because it has an abundance of warm flavors...toffee, coffee, vanilla, burnt sugar and some spice. It's mighty fine and perhaps worth a nine rating but the price (US $95) knocks it down a solid notch. I can buy 4 bottles of Seale 10yo rum for less than the price of just 1 bottle of this rum, also 10 years old. No contest.
This rum has an initial sweetness to it, albeit mild, that is overtaken by a nice buttery spiciness with oak undertones. It has a decent burn to it but is not harsh at all. Then the burns fades into a bit of vanilla and caramel with a little bitterness leaving the tongue tingling. Definitely a fine rum. For me this is not a sipping rum but others might enjoy it as such. I prefer it in Coke Zero.
Smells of oak, bourbon, molasses, toffee, and vanilla. The taste adds some spice. It’s a bit dry for my liking, but smooth and easy drinking.
This is a good dry rum. However, I prefer a touch more sweetness.
We brought a bottle back from Antigua and I really enjoyed sipping it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much... it is now gone. I got a bottle of the 1981 for Christmas, so I'm happy now.
N- Well aged rum (....nevermind the wood chips added), filled with nutty, herbs, raw spices, scents of floral and candy notes. Fondly influence by the oak, rather thick, not smokes but smoggy sphere. (86/20)
P- Molasses flow thru with bitter charred nuance. Weak body letting the oak shines, traces of aging are presence but rather flat on the distillate. (83/18)
F- Short-medium, pickled ginger and warm spices open up well, but single dimensional with lonely oak playing the soloist. (83/18)
B/B- 84/18. Do enjoy what it delivers on the nose.
weighted Rate- 74pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
This English Harbour 10 year reserve rum made from molasse has matured in ex-whisky barrels. Nice nosing reveals sweet notes of caramel, chocolate and cane which also define palate and finish. Overall this rum is very balanced and smooth, almost no burn. Nice.
I started with the EH 5 yr - then found this on sale so committed to a bottle as well. Enjoyed this neat much more than the 5 yr - more complex and lingering flavors. it's a dry rum - dried spice, caramel and lots of oak and a little burnt toast on the nose. dried fruit and fiery cinnamon on the initial tongue, which smooths out to a lingering finish. there is hint of brown sugar, but this rum isn't sweet or anywhere close to cloying. To me, almost needs a water back as it is, as mentioned before, a dry rum. spice profile is complex, but dryness makes it good +, not great. List price locally was $60, but got it on sale for $45. Like the lower price better, but will reach for the El Dorado 15 until that is empty before i finish the EH 10.
Park my boat in this Harbour, this was a great for my tongue.
Not strong aroma and body, but has his own unique character. Longer smooth aftertaste. Good sample for RUM explorers :-)
I tried this only as the 1981 25 year old had only a dribble left in the bottle at the famous Rum Bar in the beautiful Whitsunday Isles in North Queensland recently.. what a nice experience the 10 year old was.
Sweet and strong with toffee , burnt brown sugar , with a lovely spiceyness thats smoothes the sweetness out. Didn't think I would have so much appreciation for a youngish rum. You can even taste molasses from the barrel in there. Cant wait to try the 1981 one day if I can find one !
Amazing stuff. I love subtle taste of this bottle and strong favlour.
dry with a lot of spicy, some coconut, cinnamon and tropical fruit
40% ABV. Formerly XO. 10-12yo. A little dryer than 5. Not as fruity, nor as smooth (more sugar added to the 5?). Earthy. Some bite despite the low strength.
A perfectly enjoyable sipper, but rather tame and boring.
Leathery paper box in the glass then follow with marmalade and toast, cereal with mixed dried fruits (raisins, banana) and dried coconut.
Spicy, dry ashy wood. Crusty apple pie with pecan and coco powder. Sweet mango flambé with brandy and cinnamon.
Charred dry ashy wood finishing with sweet spices.
Ordentlicher Rum für den Abend. Gutes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis. Nicht zu süß. Sehr lecker
I’m a fan of English Harbour and this one doesn’t disappoint me. Very dry and oaky. Can’t compete with the 1981 but a fantastic rum which I always enjoy when I find the way to the bottle.
Picture: My English Harbour shelf.
Brought a bottle back from Antigua and waited a bit to try it. Wasn’t sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised.
Initially I found the aroma a little weak. The usual demarra, caramel and vanilla essences but just that little bit lacking. I was however impressed by the taste and texture. Really smooth, almost syrupy in the mouth with a light burn in the nose and warmth on the way down. Surprisingly not that sweet but still has the main vanilla and molasses coming through. However, the taste didn’t linger too long, which was a bit disappointing.
All in all an ok rum that I wouldn’t be unhappy to be given but will probably not buy again as there are others in the same price range that are better.
slightly smooth, mild flavor of molasses and bitter oak