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Sailor Jerry’s Spiced rum is crafted from a blend of Caribbean rums that are blended and infused with spices and other flavors including vanilla and cinnamon.
The rum is produced by Sailor Jerry Ltd., a company founded to honor the sailor-turned-tattoo artist, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.
Tasty, but not quite great
I feel that this rum is nothing extraordinary. In fact I would say that Sailor Jerry offers absolutely nothing in the way of standing out from the crowd when it comes to Spiced Rums for £20 and under. Neat it’s quite jarring with no real sweetness to counter balance the harsh after taste. As a long drink mixed with Coca-Cola this rum definitely improves, because it morphs into a much more pleasant sugary treat. It’s weird in that respect, because when this rum is mixed with coke, it reminds me a wee bit of one of my all time favourite rums, regardless of price, Admirals Old J Vanilla Spiced, but not as luscious and certainly not as sweet. For sure there is a lot of love for Sailor Jerry rum, I cannot deny that. But for me, if you are after an entry level rum to kick start your love affair with Spiced Rums, or you simply want a dulcet tasting rum for £20 or less, there are better options readily available at any good supermarket, Alfred Lamb’s Spiced Rum and Admiral’s Old J Vanilla Spiced to name but two.
The design on the bottle with Sailor Jerry tattoo aesthetic looks nice on the shelf but when it comes to the taste of the rum there's some room for improvement. Drinking it neat the taste has slight hints of vanilla and nutmeg, but the overall taste is overpowered by the taste of ethanol. Goes pretty well with coke as the vanilla fits well with it.
This rum is pretty decent,
It's got a nice vanilla nose on it and its got a wee bit of spice to it so it as that warming sensation to it when you have a wee sip.
Is it good as a sipper? Not really, I think its better used as a mixer rum but in saying that, you can have a glass of this on the rocks and not be completely repulsed by it. A very well marketed rum and I think its reasonably priced, if slightly over whats its worth.
A decent rum worth a try but you won't be writing home about it. Goes quite well with coke so consider this a go to for a decent Cuba Libre
Ever since I started drinking rum I wanted to taste this and I finally got my hands on a bottle. Definitely not disappointed. Smooth enough to sip, downed a whole bottle in a week with the aid of some coke on the side. What I love about this rum is its simplicity. Nothing fancy. It is a very honest rum with a brilliant label design and history. Not too sweet, not too spiced. Perfect for every occasion. 17 euros. Just right.
Na een mindere rum smaakt deze best lekker, maar terugdenkend aan vorige rums toch een 6 gegeven. Gemixt met cola eerst iets te weinig er in gedaan, vandaar de "soft". De tweede van deze rumproef- en spelletjesavond met Mirjam en aanhang.
On a friends recommendation we let the bottle spend the night in the freezer. I tried it and was pleasantly surprised. My first tests are usually neet, so I liked having the cold on the tip of my tongue with the spice warm feeling at end. The aromas of vanilla and burnt sugar came more as the glass warmed up. Going to try that with more spiced rums.
"Sailor Jerry Spiced rum new bottle PR from The Floating Rum Shack"
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