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RL Seales 10 Year is a premium rum produced and bottled in Barbados by Foursquare Distillery. It is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of ten years prior to blending.
This rum comes in a nice fancy bottle, although I prefer to see the colour of the rum I'm buying. The rum actually has a nice golden colour, and a hint of caramel and smoke in it's smell. The minor caramel and smoke can be tasted as well, although it doesn't last long as the harsh burn kicks in. The way it warms you up, it's kinda more like a scotch than a rum (to me).
Not a smooth rum, takes some getting used to. Tried it neat, and it was too strong, but with a single ice cube to take the edge off, a much more enjoyable flavour and balance can be found. I would rate it higher if the price was more reasonable - but you gotta pay that extra cash for the fancy bottle, y'know?
Wyczekiwana pozycja na mojej liście. Przywiozłem z niedawnej podróży do Berlina. Kupiony w świetnie zaopatrzonym sklepie Dr. Kochan'a w dzielnicy Pankow. Dość mocny w smaku przy pierwszym łyku. Kolejny i następny pokazują z jak świetnym trunkiem mamy do czynienia. Zrównoważony, pełny, o bardzo ciekawym ciężarze, lecz jednocześnie elegancki, subtelny i wyrafinowany. Cieszę się, że mogłem go próbować z moim serdecznym kumplem. Traktuję to jako coś szczególnego.
Ok so thats not one word but my god, the strength of the vanilla is overwhelming. It almost fully blocks the oak in there. Initially it tastes very smooth and.extremely vanilla. Middle taste a bit af leather before stinging very nicely and spreading warmth in your chest.
Recommended by one of the discount liquor store experts. A little lighter than I had expected, and while I was not impressed by the bouquet, the flavor was surprisingly nice. Would be a 5.5 if I could give a half bottle.
Full natural rum, with no artificial ingredients. Smooth taste, but vanish quite soon. Worth having in the cabinet
Normale, senza particolari sapori e profumi. Sicuramente va bene per i cocktail. Va giu ma mi aspettavo più carattere e complessità da un rum 10 anni.
Dry, but nice. Alcohol sharpness goes smoothly, yielding woody notes. Comes a long aftertaste with hints of spices and confectionery.
Got this as a gift and i was so excited to try it. Great looking bottle, nose, and it's kinda fun to pour into the glass. The drinking part makes it obvious why it's not on any shelves. I sip and don't mix or make home cocktails. I suspect this is mainly a mixer. Way over rated. Far better rums to be had.
Great example of its origin. I love to use it when introducing the scale of tastes rums are capable of. (I work as a bartender in rum/whisky bar in Prague).
Great bottle, colour and initial aroma.
The smell is almost sweet, which is unusual considering it is NOT a sweet rum. It is generally a very good price (although premium+ price here in Australia as it is a rare find and not easy to get) for what you get. A very solid sipping rum for those who prefer a dry "old school" style rum that doesn't cater to the more popular overly sweet palate.
If you see it in your local store it is definitely worth a try!
This Rum is a lot of marketing + a nice bottle. It is comparable to the Mount Gay XO, with some advantages for the Mount Gay, which has more taste. Since both have a simlar price Mount Gay wins.
Its straight up good rum doing what good aged rum should do. Nice taste of caramel and scent of wood. Would advice for people that only starting rums its not overly complex.
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