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Old New Orleans Amber rum

Old New Orleans Amber

United States | Gold

Old New Orleans Amber rum, an aged version of the same base from their Crystal Rum that spends three to seven years in used bourbon barrels at 140-150 proof. It’s bottled blended at 80 proof.

via American Rum Report

5.3/10 (28 ratings)
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted over 1 year ago by Dadleyy from United States with 1 rating

This is the smoothest & most approachable rum I’ve ever had. Very special

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Posted over 6 years ago by Rick The Rum Runner from United States with 34 ratings

At a recent Rum tasting my Nephew brought this as a gift. It was a hit! Now interested in tasting the whole line.
The aroma is very pleasing. Yes some woody overtones but a wonderful butterscotch touch. Good old brown sugar too.
Taste - Many amber rums reach out and grab you - this is seductive, like a New Orleans woman. Very little tongue bite, smooth in the mouth. It has a sweet/wood flavor and a real smokiness that I like a lot.
This rum is great to experiment with. It will stand up wonderfully with any mix, in a glass with a ice rock or two - even a splash of water. It will be hard to pick one below.
A 9 all day

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Posted about 4 years ago by Ramon from United States with 74 ratings

This was my favourite of all of the rums I sampled at Old New Orleans Distillery. They have another rum they call King Creole which they are a bit more proud of, but to me it has too much Jack Daniels in it from the barreling process. I like the 3 year better because it still taste like rum and retains a bit more of the original molasses flavour which I love. They lost a lot of stock in the aftermath of Katrina but they are snapping back from the tragedy. One of the few American distillers of rum and well worth it.

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Posted 6 months ago by Zane from Norway with 48 ratings

What a surprise! From smelling it to having a second sip it is a whole journey! In love. From butterscotch to rubber to beautiful paradise! So many tastes and so pleasant.

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Posted over 4 years ago by Beukeboom from United States with 305 ratings

I managed to snag three of the four Old New Orleans rums New Orleans. The first one I tried was the spiced rum and it was one of the best spiced rums I have ever sampled. So several days later I finally get around to trying another one...their amber rum. And boy, I was NOT disappointed. I almost gave it a 9 but settled for an 8 albeit in my mind it's like an 8.95....oh, so close.

First off...the obvious...

It's amber.


The aroma is simply wonderful. Both in the bottle and in a snifter I get definitive vanilla with very little astringency. This is interesting because according to the label this is a "blend of rums aged UP TO 3 years" (emphasis mine). No mention of what percentages but whatever it may be, this rum is definitely smooth and has a rather pronounced vanilla overtone to it with only a mild oak tone. No real burn but a nice warmth tickling the throat with a distinct vanilla finish. As you can see via others' reviews, the vanilla is not everyone's cup o' tea but I like it. The only reason I didn't give it an outright nine is that my bottle had a slight strange unpleasant bitter flavor I couldn't really identify. It wasn't whatever it was aged in but some little bitterness just on the peripherals. Perhaps something in the oak? Not enough to spoil it for me but just enough to be noticeable and just a tad annoying. Sort of like a small paper cut on your finger that you keep bumping into stuff. I will leave the possibility that this was just a fluke for this particular bottle because when I get the change to go back to NOLA I plan on buying TWO bottles of each of Old New Orleans rums (one for me and one for some friends of mine).

This qualifies as sipping rum in my humble opinion but if strong vanilla flavor turns you off then I suggest you not get this. Otherwise seek out this rum at your earliest opportunity. Awesome stuff! Deserves wider recognition. Highly recommendable as a mixer as well.

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Posted over 6 years ago by elmo0823 from United States with 17 ratings

From home town

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Posted over 1 year ago by Theodora from Slovenia with 76 ratings

Very surprising rum. On nose with flowers, soft, at first sip harsh alcohol, which after some time reminds me on traditional warm drink with honey.

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Posted about 1 year ago by Thomas Breuning from Denmark with 185 ratings

Duft af fermenteret frugt. Smagen er først sød med lidt kiks, frugt, vanilie og lakrids. Eftersmagen giver lidt fornemmelse af nødder i næsen. Heldigvis hænger duft og smag ikke sammen, da duften er slem. 21. December 2018.

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Posted over 3 years ago by Pierre from Canada with 86 ratings

Lightly spiced. The taste is smooth enough but with no specificity. Not a sipper but it is nice for drinks.

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Posted about 7 years ago by Robert from United States with 7 ratings

Definitely a solid mixing rum. Good mouth feel and an ok mix a fire and flavor.