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Lamb’s Navy Rum is a blend of Caribbean rums that are aged four years in whiskey and bourbon barrels.
The original Lamb's Navy rum recipe, created by Alfred Lamb, blended 18 different rums sourced from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and Guyana. Lamb began blending the rums in England in 1859 and references the British Royal Navy in its name.
I sampled this on a night with my brother-in-law and found it quite drinkable, but also a bit non-descript. My regular mixing rum is Trawler and it has bags of flavour. However I found this one like a watered down version: it has mild notes of sweet, caramelised, brown sugar along with notes of molasses and toffee. At £15 a bottle this is well worth the price, it won't knock your favourite off its top spot, but it's a perfectly acceptable dark rum.
The high rating is probably more nostalgia than anything else, but pretty much everyone has to have a bottle of this lying around. Relatively cheap for a bucket full, mixes well with cola - and can be seen in most pubs, offy's and supermarkets. Growing up, it was the only rum I ever saw, so naturally its the first bottle of rum I ever bought for myself.
This is darker than my normal choices, but from the first nose, you realise it’s a solid old fashioned rum.
Just about smooth enough to sip over ice, but add a slice of lime, then coke and it comes into its own. One of the best for rum and coke.
Loved the bottle shape ...some history there ...look it up ....anyway, for a NAVY rum ..VERY thick , molasses feature !! Had a wonderful evening in front of the fireplace in January !!!...Perfect for mixer !.....
Nothing special when sipping neat, very whisky like, leves strong demera sugar aftertaste. Suprisingly sweet begining, Than a fast appearing Coffee like aftertaste. When you mix with Coke, strongly remind the usual taste of cold brew Coffee,
its not my type in this price range. I thought it will be more rum like and breaking through classic rum taste.. But it reminds me the Last fast shot of whisky when you hawe to leave the bar..
Cheap mixer "navy" style rum blend bottled in the Great Britain at 40%
Nose: quite heavy "toasty" butterscotch, vanilla, bit sweet on the nose, mostly trini and barbados character on the nose with tiny bit of jamaican funk in the end
Taste: butterscotch and vanilla, quite young and bit flat flavour wise.
Finish: mild oak, bit drying with quite unpleasant alcoholic kick.
Overall: Quite bland rum, too alcoholic and light bodied for me, is also bit lost in tiki cocktails so i would never pick this over Wood's or Pussers.
There is nothing great about this rum, but for the price you can't knock it. My uncle who lives by the sea is a loyal lambs navy rum drinker. With some coke and ice you'll never look back.
Rough n ready good for stormy nights at sea and harbour
Hodí sa len na miešané nápoje, dosť sklamanie pri sólovom pití.
velmi slušný rum za dobrou cenu. krásná barva, v chuti tmavá čokoláda.
The main stay of every pub in the UK, but that doesn't make it a good rum
Drinkable if there is nothing else
A good basic dark rum, nice sweet flavour, but not overly so as some have suggested. Notes of Dark Chocolate and Coffee, a hint of spice and a lovely slightly burnt molasses taste. I enjoy sipping it neat. Amazing value for the price. Not in the league of Pussars or the more expensive, but a good everyday dark rum and the best of the budget Navy/Dark Rums I have tasted so far.
Drinkable mixed, but the after taste is really not great, even with coke.
I was introduced to rum & coke by a friend when I first started uni. His preference was always Lamb's and mine was Captain Morgan's, but we both went for whichever of the two a bar had...can't remember which I actually tried first. I found it slipped down better than vodka / whisky and coke, so I got through my fair share as a student.
I didn't know any better until I stumbled across Sailor Jerry's at a local Wetherpoon's, due to it being 10p cheaper (how?).
The brand name rum all the old timers drank. Still a standard in the liquor cabinet. Best with Coke. 23.49 12/18
This one I remember from my younger years. Clearly a Navy rum with the roll proof bottle!
Fiery stuff, dark and horrible. But good in a Hot lemon!
mid to bottom shelf, but easy to find! If I turn into a drooling alcoholic I will drink more of this evil stuff!
My first ever rum tasted in my teens, very widely available in UK pubs and bars. I call it "cooking rum" basic no frills, better than cheap scotch, I still have it on optic to this day. Still a decent mixer, can be had straight, but the world is full of better rum dippers. Got to start somewhere!
Value rum with no frills. Enjoyable with cola and on the rocks. Readily available everywhere in the UK.
Full flavoured, dark and quite enjoyable rum if price/value is your concern
I come from a long line of Navy men (and one woman!). Lamb's Navy was their rum, and thus became my first rum. A definite mixer, but not terrible. It holds a special place in my heart!
Honestly I thought it would be as bad as Morgan's but it's not. Sweet with molasses and plum. Quite pleasant really.
Ok, it's fine with a cola. If you're skint you'll order it in a rough boozer. Um...yeah, rum and coke please.
Not that good, but available everywhere. The only other positive is that it’s not captain morgans.
The most ubiquitous rum in pubs in the uk and its a bit meh works ok as a mixer ot with peppermint but very rough round the edges.
Steve Crotty via Rum & Reviews