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Old Vatted Demerara (OVD) Dark rum

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Posted about 1 year ago by SickBoy82 from United States with 23 ratings

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.

Posted 8 days ago by Johny Rumlker from Colombia with 5 ratings

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.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Mark from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

Great for rum and coke but can't say I've ever drink it straight. May try it some day.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Kieron wood from United Kingdom with 379 ratings

Nothing special for the price of it... Lacks in flavour and any quality

Posted over 5 years ago by Paul from United Kingdom with 18 ratings

A bit thin and volatile when drunk straight up or on ice. Best served with cola. About as good as Bacardi is to white rums.

Posted over 5 years ago by Frank mac from United Kingdom with 53 ratings

being Scottish I had to try o.v.d it does have a strong smokey taste but is nice to drink.

Posted over 5 years ago by Stu from United Kingdom with 3 ratings

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!

Posted almost 6 years ago by thefatrumpirate from United Kingdom with 122 ratings

Its very nice but when revisited the "cold coffee" tastes becomes a bit cloying

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Posted 3 months ago by Twisted1 from United States with 3 ratings

While traveling, had a chance to try this rum. Very nice, good rum for a good price

Posted 4 months ago by Paul from Australia with 104 ratings

love the label its simple
the rum is strong and powerful and u will enjoy around a fire on a stormy night
Get into it :)

Posted 7 months ago by kevie from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

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.

Posted 9 months ago by M.R.J. from Finland with 203 ratings

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.

Posted 9 months ago by Rumncoke from United Kingdom with 11 ratings

Lovely smooth buttery molasses laden rum.Great on a winter evening with friends

Posted over 1 year ago by Kie humphreys from United Kingdom with 21 ratings

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.

Posted over 1 year ago by Iainrummy from Canada with 6 ratings

The rum one drinks in Scotland in the pub with a splash of Coke.

Posted over 1 year ago by Kenneth from United Kingdom with 51 ratings

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.

Posted over 2 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2555 ratings

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.

Posted over 2 years ago by 2ephyr from Czech Republic with 41 ratings

Lehká, kávově kakaová vůně. Chuť opět jasná kávová stopa. Neštípe a celkově to není špatné.

Posted over 2 years ago by Chris L from United Kingdom with 78 ratings

Very rich chocolate flavours, OK to have one but would get sickly after that

Posted almost 3 years ago by Martin Jelen from Czech Republic with 77 ratings

Great rum for the money. Clean taste that doesnt excite you, nor bores you.

Posted about 3 years ago by G from United Kingdom with 5 ratings

My first rum 30 odd years ago .classic rum great in coke guaranteed to get in most pubs.nothing fancy , old favourite

Posted over 3 years ago by Dino from Germany with 43 ratings

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...

Posted over 3 years ago by Mark Ellis from United Kingdom with 32 ratings

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.
Would recommend

Posted over 3 years ago by Charles M from United Kingdom with 126 ratings

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).