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Medium old new orleans amber rum

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This comes out of, allegedly, the oldest rum distiller in the United States, ~20 years old, and well I really was not impressed. It lacks complexity and came off really flat to me. Its not terrible, but there are so many better choices.

I associate USA with a lot, really, but making rum is not one of them, so I was excited to try this one, but honestly, if this is the standard, then it is better if they stick to something like bourbon.

Nose: Grapes, grass, sugercane and rubber
Taste: Sugarcane, lychee and grapes with a somewhat good funky aftertaste
Overall: To me this rum was all over the place. It tries too many things and fails at almost all of them. I can see, that I am in the minority here, which is fine, but this is not a rum for me.

Mattes Honiggelb im Glas.
In der Nase sehr penetrant nach angebranntem Karamell das mit Löse- und Spülmittel von einem verkohlten Stück Holz gelöst wurde.
Im Gaumen ein wenig besser, verkohltes, bitteres Karamell mit leicht ätzendem synthetischen Unterton. Weisse Früchte und Zuckerrohrsirup sind auch noch dabei.
Im Abgang süss und bitter, so wie ein alter angerosteter Ananas-Dosen Deckel.
Ein sehr spezieller Rum der für mich künstlich und unharmonisch wirkt. Für Wagemutige und Masochisten.

Matt honey yellow in the glass.
In the nose very penetrating, burnt caramel which was dissolved with solvent and detergent from a charred piece of wood.
On the palate a slightly better, charred, bitter caramel with a slightly caustic synthetic undertone. White fruits and sugar cane syrup are also included.
The finish is sweet and bitter, like an old rusty pineapple tin lid.
A very special rum that seems artificial and inharmonic to me. For the daring and masochists.

But I couldn't. Fruit notes, but a general nasty taste in my mouth that overpowers. Please see my review on the Crystal for more information.

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.

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

Tried it and was not that impressed. Had it on the rocks. Might work as a mixer.

The rum is not very complex. Lots of honey flavor and smoke but flat. A rum for in between with dark chocolate.

Umela vune, umela chut. Pokud vam chutna Don Papa, tak tohle v klidu pijte. Pro me teda rozhodne ne.

Zu süss. Honig und verbrannte Karamell Geschmack.
Leider gar nichts für mich.

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

Quite a burn at the end, flavor is a bit weird honey candy and fructose sugar.

Lucka 21. Märklig kombination av smaker, som blir lite för udda för min smak. Ingen höjdare

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.

Russin, farin och trä. Vanilj och sötma men även någon bismak som inte är bra i smaken. Eftersmaken är ändå ok efter ett tag.

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

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.

A good mixer, but too much vanilla to have neat or straight up.

one of the first good rums I tried several years ago. Hard to get where I live, but had a friend pick up a bottle while traveling in Louisiana. Not as good as I remember the alcohol burn is a bit overpowering and the favors are overshadowed.

This is a typical mixing rum, good for cocktails. A nice feature on all Old New Orleans rums are the prints on the backside of the label with a print of paintings of historical and beautiful Nola houses.

Quite a bit of an alcohol taste, but smooths out with coke. Good oak flavors, vanilla, spices. Taste does not linger at all.

From home town

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