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Origin: Antigua and Barbuda
Aroma: The aroma is heavy, buttery, with the impression of caramel, sweet and spicy, a little lacquer. Clearly recognizable coconut tones. (88 b)
Taste: The taste is no doubt that drinking rum. The sweet-spicy, distinctive. (86 b)
Summary: This is a dense, heavier style of rum, suited to cooler weather, I got him to such a Christmas feel. Nice rum that warms the body and soul.
Medium to light body makes this a very unassuming rum. Hard to dislike but also hard to fall in love with at the same time. Breeze of oak and clove. Doesn't try very hard but doesn't accomplish much either.
Amazing rum for the price. Was recommended by a local Antiguan when i asked what she drank (they didn't serve it at the resort). I bought 2 bottles and unfortunately drank them both. Great smooth Caribbean rum with a oaky chocolate finish. For the price it's a ridiculous value.
My favorite Antigua rum. A wonderful dark and full flavoured rum that bodes well alone or with cola.
Un rhum non-trafiqué, de 40%; âgé entre 5 et 25 ans.
Je crois que le rhum a été vieilli dans de petits fûts, certains parlent de fûts dans lesquels on aurait rajouté des copeaux...
Ce rhum est effectivement très boisé, vanille, avec un peu de caramel. La bouche est sèche, moyennement sucrée, sur le bois, et la finale suit les mêmes arômes.
Un rhum à prix doux (acheté 20€ en 2012) mais qui reste assez simple.
This is a good one, easy to drink and a good noose.
This is s decent sipper, but also not bad with a splash of cola! Sipped on ice last night and was surprised that a 5 year old could be as smooth as this! Tried with cola tonight and it was quite enjoyable as well! Good, cheap, all around rum! Would not be scared to buy it again!
Like Appleton Estate VX but better! It is almost like a sweet single malt at first, followed with that long rummy treacle/caramel finish. Tasty and does well straight or mixed,
The ten-year rum from English Harbour seemed more dry than this one. Its aroma is quite pleasant. No harsh alcohol astringency. A beautiful medium amber color. A sweet flavor with molasses and vanilla taste and just a hint of toffee. A rather nice warmth rather than a harsh burn. A bit thin in consistency. Definitely tingles the tongue. Quite good stuff. Works as a sipper as well as a mixer. A very good versatile rum. Quite nice if you can find it.
Rhum de dégustation, sec, travaillé de manière "anglaise"...similaire à un appleton...à découvrir !
This goes well in mixed drinks, and is good to sip as well.
Love this rum for the cost. Neighbor bought me a bottle to try and I loved it. Very mellow and smooth. Enjoy with soda and you can't go wrong for the price.
It's a nice rum, tried it straight but not quite good enough to enjoy just like that. Good mixer with cola
Dry rum with some bite to it.
Some rums have a very clearly definable taste. Not this one.
It's a good dry sipping rum, which probably won't be on my top shelf. But for a rum in this pricerange, definitely go get it if you want an alternative to all the sweetness.
I somehow imagine that this was what the sailors drank. An unremarkable but still quite good sip.
Typical english style rum. Dry taste, on the spicy side of rum.
Absolute rum perfection. Smooth, mellow, flavourful. Expensive but worth the experience even if only once.
I think English Harbour is a good rhum to compare whit others . Taste it side by side with others smoky or whisky like rhum.
Flot flot flaske - Glæder mig faktisk en del til at smage den!
Either the bartender forgot to actually pour any rum in the glass, or this is the mildest rum I've ever drank. If it's the former, apologies to English Harbour. Not bad at all but just no discernible flavors - a little oak. Probably should have tried straight instead of with soda and on the rocks. Would try again and will amend my score if deserved.
I had the opportunity to taste this rum before but didn't until my third visit to Antigua. I thought a 5 years old rum was good only for mixing. Well, it's also good to sip straight. It is light, tasty and very aromatic. It is inexpensive so I keep my best bottles for special occasions. Honestly, it deserves a place on my shelf. Definitely a good rhum.
Fik denne til en romsmagning, efter et bombardement af div. smage fra andre rom, så den kom nok ikke til sin ret. Håber den overrasker til næste smagning, hvor den skal i glasset som den første
...and surprisingly good for such a young rum. Good tip.
had this rum at the antigua raceweek it better then i tought for the aged that it is
When I first purchased this rum my expectations were not high. I don't know why but I imagined the run down harbor I had once visited years ago after sailboat racing. I know from articles that it is a much redone place, but the impressions lingered. I was happily wrong.
Bottle: A fantastic old looking green bottle with a label to say that this is a rum from an old and decaying place. It looks great on the shelf. The unassuming print matches the flavor inside.
Color: A light brown.
Bottle Aroma: Rum! With hints of vanilla and caramel, even a touch of grassiness you have to look for.
Glass Aroma: Unfortunately this rum fades away in the glass. Again my not using cognac glasses has an impact here but I don't feel that rum should be treated like cognac because it is so much more.
Taste: Rum, first and foremost with heat that somehow hits, dissipates as your tongue coats with oils, then comes back as those oils go away, the heat following to the throat. This is a surprising rum in that it is light but complex, there are many flavors hiding inside.
I'm betting this rum is produced with ease and not quite the effort of other rums of this quality. Truth in advertising is rarely valued but it is what you get with EH5. It says it is a light, flavorful rum and that it is. And best of all, the cost is right. I'd mix or drink straight, knowing that others would enjoy the flavor. I am betting that this is a hangover prone spirit, drink in moderation.