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Exactly as good as I had hoped it would be. This classic dark Demerara rum with notes of toffee, molasses, and rubber is bottled in Scotland. Since there is no distribution here in the United States the shipping cost was twice that of the bottle price, yet I do not regret making the purchase.
For a lonely night and wanting to have a good time. Excellent rum, can be taken directly. If you like to talk and sing this is your rum. Have lemon on hand. only for the ship's captain.
A nice mixer, or on the rocks, but a little harsh and indistinct neat. I think as a demerara rum, it works well in cocktails too. A good one to have on the shelf!
Its very nice but when revisited the "cold coffee" tastes becomes a bit cloying
If you're on a night out in Scotland then this will be the standard dark rum you'll be served. It's got notes of molasses and a small amount of sweetness, but these are limited. Taken neat then it's a bit fiery, most people take this with a mixer; it serviceable but nothing special.
I can't help but feel it's overpriced. Locally I can get this for £20, but if you like Demerara rum then Watson's Demerara is available at £17.50 and, in my opinion, is a far better rum. To be honest I find it has less taste than Co-op Navy Rum which is available at £14. Budget taste, but mid-range price.
This is more a plum liqueur- than Demerara. It is not bad, but - not all that great. The price is - Great, I mean. Still, given the time and place, it is nice to sip in a pub on a cold evening, even with ice (tames down the heavy caramel use). OK.
Wonderful scent of Demerara when opening the bottle. Deep dark colour with initial sweetness then alcohol and back to Demerara. Really like this drink straight and for a 40% this has a strong nature to it.
I have been drinking Rum ( neat ) for just over a year now and my taste and appreciation keeps changing. I initially disliked this dark Rum very much, but........................... I have had it a few times now ( it is the main Rum that Pubs in my town stock) and have grown to really enjoy it as a sipper. Perfectly sweet, no a great diversity of flavours, but just a really honest, good value for money, Dark Rum.
The first thing you notice when pouring a glass of Old Vatted Demerara rum is the amazingly deep dark color. Only the Black Tot color surpasses the OVD color, its that deep! The OVD is very mellow to the nose. Biggest disappointment is the taste. Its exactly like someone left a coffee cup steaming on the table, went to bed and drank the stake and cold coffee the next morning. OVD rum is very easy to find in UK and Scotland and comes off from most liquor stores for less than 20 quid.
Not as rich as Wood's but I'd prefere it to the Skipper's. As mentioned by Eigon, it could be a bit stronger which maybe would give it some more profile. But it is a good smoky Demerara with molasses and full aroma. Very good in cocktails, medium sipper...
This is a very dark rum, and has a nice smooth taste it. You can get a real Demerara taste. I found this on Amazon only £15, so an excellent bargain.
Probably could be a 4, but as it is easy and soft, it is OK at best. Too treacly, too unsophisticated, too expensive for what it is, too short (flavour).I don't particularly like rum mixed, but am sure that this would make a good mixer. But it is soft and easy and inoffensive (damning with faint praise).
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