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46% ABV. Aging: 5 years ex-bourbon followed by 6 months ex-sherry; I think the rep said 18% of it is actually the 10-year-old.
The flavor is full, robust, and full of sherry sweetness. It's the sweetest (and richest) of the 3 cask-finish offerings from EH, especially on the nose. Unfortunately, I'm not a big sherry guy, and I prefer a somewhat dryer style.
These finishes are interesting, but rather overpriced IMO.
Sugar 4-5 GPL. This rum has a sherry look and taste to it, but it's really strong on the alcohol taste. For me the high alcohol content dominates the taste profile. I think if this was blended down to the 40% ABV range it would be a better tasting rum. Raisins, Sherry, and oak mixed with alcohol is how I see this one. Worth trying at $40 Canadian. You need ice for this one if you are drinking it straight. I think it would be a great rum in drinks calling for overproof rums. Yes, that's the ticket.
English Harbour have never disappointed me. Bought me this during a vacation in Antigua, have one from batch 001 since before without have tasting it.
I also got the opportunity to get a guided tour at the distillery (ADL) and the “ageing house”, which was great.
Tested it the first time during my vacation at a local restaurant down in Falmouth Harbour, and thought is was great. Then I thought that the nose was great, but now when tested all three I’ve changed it to medium, cause the nose of the Port is fantastic.
But nevertheless this is a great rum that’s very complex and has a great afterburn.
Picture: My English Harbour shelf.
English Harbour small batch cask finish (sherry cask)
Origine : Antigua
Nez : Toasté sur le pain grillé et le bois brûlé, après avoir laissé reposé pendant 30min on peut sentir un petit côté Bajan
Bouche : goût typique de rhum english Harbour 5 ans avec un goût de sherry sur les fruits cuits et fruits sec avec des tannins vers la fin de la gorgé.
This is a small batch artisan rum not listed on their website at 46% abv (or 80 proof ? On pkg). From the LCBO there is another sticker stating 47.5% apv, confusing. It has unique reddish colour and a wonderful sherry smell with notes of fruit but strong alcohol blast. This is a 5 year oak aged rum aged for another 2 months in oloroso sherry casks. Being a non cold filtered rum ,mine had sediment and my best friend said that it even tasted waxy after adding ice. For only $40can this is a must try for rum collectors