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Tasty, but not quite great
This spiced rum is named after the famed ‘Peaky Blinders’ of the midlands and TV show. The Sadler Brewing Co also hail from Stourbridge in the Midlands. As well as this delightfully dark spiced rum they offer a range of other Peaky Blinder inspired spirits which include an Irish whiskey and gin as well as a stock of ales.
The black spiced rum is a good 40% abv and typically comes in a 70cl bottle. It has won a Gold Medal Winner prize at San Francisco Spirit Competition in 2020. It costs around the £22 mark.
In terms of the rum itself it is obviously dark in colour, on the nose the vanilla really shines through, on the palate the orange peel notes are very predominate. As per usual I tried it with a variety of different mixers, whilst tasting it with tonic I discovered it really brought out some of the flavours but left it a little bitter, I added some simple syrup and lime juice and this seemed to balance it, I wondered if it was shaken with ice, syrup and lime juice and the strained and then adding tonic whether this would really elevate this drink. The other mixer which worked well with this rum was coke, few ice cubes and a slice of lime made this a really strong, punchy Cuba Libre.
Overall this is a good rum and it is easy to see why it has won awards, it was my first delve into the branch of dark spiced rums and I think this is a much better alternative to other brands such as Kraken.
One of my go to choices for an easy and smooth drink. Is definitely a sweet rum but is splendid with the right mixer. Also, goes down well enough on its own.
I didn’t find this rum until we were well into the Christmas season and the nutmeg flavour seemed wildly appropriate.
This rum quickly shot into my top 5 after a few sips. For the price you would pay for this bottle is exceptional for the quality of rum you get.
This in an incredibly smooth and flavourful drink that I couldn’t help but share around with every rum drinker I knew.
I thought of this as a gimmick to the series, but it has a surprisingly nice taste. Nice sweetness and has the typical raisins taste that I like a lot in rum. Very smooth with no burn in the end. I also like the dark color of it. All and all a very nice sipper.
"Up front it offers a quick sharp burst of sweetness. Followed by a fade of bitterness."
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