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Posted 4 months ago by Simon_W from Switzerland with 8 ratings

Coruba means Companie rhumiere de Bâle and I'm from Basle… But that said I'm completely independent. This rum isn't available in the U.S. nor will it ever be. I do have a problem with the words Coruba NPU (= "non plus ultra") is being marketed with at the moment by Swiss shops like Coop. They claim it's heavily woody, with strong notes of oak and chocolate. Holy shit, what a nonsense! No it isn't. It's in all likelihood not at all aged. This blend tastes like an unaged Wedderburn. Fruity, pungent, but not at all oaky. Tried straight, the flavour in the nose reminds me the most of figs. Mixed with cola it results in a typical funky Jamaican rum and cola. On the palate it's surprisingly smooth for an unaged pungent spirit. My guess: It's a blend of a big share of smooth neutral rum with a small share of highly pungent ester-bomb. The colour is undoubtedly fake. But that said it's more funky than the Coruba Black Jamaican available in North America. It resembles the Smith & Cross if you dilute that to 40% vol.

Posted about 1 year ago by Rene Rum from Switzerland with 342 ratings

Bei uns in der Schweiz Der mix Rum aus Urzeiten.
Coruba = Compagnie Rhumière Bâle (Basel Schweiz) gegründet 1929
Strohgelb im Glas.
In der Nase sehr fruchtig, Birne, Kirsche, Quitte, Vanille und Karamell im Hintergrund.
Im Gaumen überraschenderweise sehr angenehm, fruchtig-cremig aber doch mit einem guten Schuss Funk. 40%
Im Abgang etwas Gewürze und Karamell mit etwas Holz.
Ein super Mixer für den perfekte Mai Tai oder andere Vintage-Mixer.

With us in Switzerland The mix rum from primeval times.
Coruba = Compagnie Rhumière Bâle (Basel Switzerland) founded 1929
Straw yellow in the glass.
In the nose very fruity, pear, cherry, quince, vanilla and caramel in the background.
On the palate surprisingly very pleasant, fruity-creamy but with a good shot of funk. 40%
In the finish some spices and caramel with some wood.
A super mixer for the perfect Mai Tai or other vintage mixers.