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Tasty, but not quite great
This little gem is far too easy to sip away at....yes its high in the vanilla and ginger flavours and yes it is only 37% but this stuff tastes great and I personally did not find it too sweet. if you must mix it try cherry cola over ice and a sprig of mint for a refreshing summer mix.
Smooth rum and well balanced, get tropical fruits and spices coming through. However the prominent flavour is vanilla. Sweet but not as sweet as other spiced rums I have tasted.
I find rums I drink follow my mood a bit and if looking for a spiced and slightly sweet rum, almost liqueur like
well you won't go far wrong with this one.
Everything about this rum is top quality, the sweetness and the amazing aromas. Drink it on its own and it's soo easy to drink, with ice it's just even more smooth and cool. Try with some ginger coke for a easy party drink that everyone will love. All for £15.....Perfect.
Sehr helles Bernstein im Glas.
Sofort spring einem die Vanille in die Nase, gefolgt von Karamell und leichten Holznoten. Auch Aromen von frischen Früchten, Bananen, Gewürzen und Ingwer sind mit dabei.
Im Gaumen zwickt einem der Ingwer und die Alkohol Schärfe gehörig in die Zunge, dabei wurde sie doch von der Vanille gestreichelt.
Im Abgang recht kurz und unwirklich.
Sicherlich ein netter Rum für Liebhaber dieser Art. Mit natürlichen Aromen und nicht so süss.
Very light amber in the glass.
Immediately, the vanilla will pop into your nose, followed by caramel and light wood notes. Also aromas of fresh fruits, bananas, spices and ginger are included.
On the palate, one of the ginger and the alcohol sharpness pinches in the tongue, while they was stroked by the vanilla.
In the finish quite short and unreal.
Certainly a nice rum for lovers of this kind. With natural flavors and not so sweet.
Tried the Red Leg Spiced rum on a very rainy Sunday evening and it did not bring me a Caribbean vibe. Very light brown color, definitely some artificial coloring being used. Artificial flavors over power the nose. Cinnamon overload when tasting it. Long burn at the end, and its only 37.5%, so better to skip this one.
I'd put this almost on a par with Rebellion. Whereas that one is very sweet, this one is medium-sweet with a big ginger kick. This one is tangy, that one is warming. They are both high up on the list of good quality, reasonably priced rums (roughly £20 or less). This is easily drunk neat or on the rocks, but it also goes well with coke as that will sweeten it a bit and the ginger will still come through very nicely.
After ginger, the main flavours are mixed-spice and a subtle hint of vanilla. There's also a hint of something citrusy, maybe orange. Blimey, what's with people going about heavy vanilla? If you want heavy vanilla try Admiral J, Rolling Calf or Pink Pigeon. Ginger is several times stronger than vanilla here. If it's an anything bomb (which it isn't), it's a ginger bomb.
I'd say it was much more interesting than the rather dull Sailor Jerry and the even duller Foursquare, but Rebellion has the edge on it if you like sweet spiced rums. Elements 8 has more depth and complexity and a better base, but it's a lot more expensive; Chairman's Reserved Spice is better but also less of a session rum than this in that this is light and that is very rich.
Spiced rum is always a hit or miss for me. In case of red leg we have an almost Bull's-eye. I love the branding and the subtle vanilla and ginger taste of this rum. Even if your preference goes to other styles of rum I can definitely recommend adding this one to your collection
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