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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.
Flawed with a glimmer of hope
I lived overseas for a couple of years in my youth and Lamb's and tonic was always a solid, dependable choice.
This is my first Lambs Rum and as expected for the $40NZD price, I knew this was going to be a simple, non complex rum with obvious flavours.
I was attracted to the bottle which caught my eye due to the St George cross emblazoned across the label. A darkened rum is enclosed and matches my wooden furniture nicely. Having tasted cheaper rums in the past I'm immediately thinking burnt treacle, black strap molasses, cautiously hot on the palate, maybe some oak, maybe some mild spice. In the glass swirls a clingy liquid which presents medium to thin legs. Molasses and caramel are on the nose once the glass is allowed to settle. It is obvious and dominates. Black strap molasses carries through to tasting, caramel notes are present as is a spiciness. I'm trying to find the oak, but it's not obvious. I want to try with ice and coke thinking this will carry nicely with the cola as I get some nuttiness in the flavor profile also.
This rum says hello and goodbye just as quick as it arrives. A warmness carries through to the stomach but nothing left in my mouth worth acknowledging.
Overall, a solid mixing rum. However will not be purchasing again, as it just does not stand out as a contender for my attention.
Now I’m sure may will disagree but for me lamb’s navy rum is my favourite, I think it’s probably because it was the drink that got me into rum, I always ask for this one as a little extra treat on my birthday and I always look forward to a glass of this!
It's very middle of the road, on the edge of being bad.
The taste can become sickly very quickly but if you can stomach it, you'll find it in most bars.
See what else they have first.
This is the one rum I just cannot drink. There is nothing specifically terrible about it. It is just flawed in all aspects. The flavour is not there.
A medium mahogany colour with a light nose. Tasting is strong alcohol with the dark rum Demerara flavour with a short finish and a medium burn. It should make a good rum and coke.
"Steve Crotty via Rum & Reviews
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