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Velier 2005 Royal Navy Tiger Shark 14-Year rum

Velier 2005 Royal Navy Tiger Shark 14-Year

Italy | Overproof

8.0/10 (7 ratings)
Now this is some good stuff

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7 Velier 2005 Royal Navy Tiger Shark 14-Year ratings

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Posted 4 months ago by martin jeppesen from Denmark with 238 ratings

Velier's second royal navy expression, consisting of rum from worthy park and demerara distillers. Average age of 14 years and weighing in at 57,18%vol. Since I'm a big fan of both jamaican and guyaneese rum, this is a bottle I've been looking forward to.
The rum has a deep orange, amber tinge and the nose is intoxicating and bold. Fruity notes of blackcurrant and prunes mingle with raisins, chocolate, black tea, hints of iodine, caramel and old wood. It's very deep. As it rests in the glass, liquorice also emerges, reminding me a lot of port mourant, which I absolutely love.
The taste evolves very rapidly in the mouth. The 57,18%vol is well tempered and just seem to add to the intensity of the rich flavours. Initially there's some sweeter notes of raisins, prunes and chocolate, which balance out the more heavy, tarry mid palate notes of tobacco, leather, liquorice and slightly charred barrel. This is a very rich, balanced rum.
The finish keeps at it for a long time with cloves and raisins.
It's not stated which demerara stills was used in this blend, but to me It feels a bit like a tasty, heavy port mourant, perhaps also diamond, evened out by the sweeter and more fruity jamaican rum. It works
A handful of medium ratings for this rum based on a sip at a festival seems to me, is kinda disrespecting to an amazing blend. If you feel like rating rum as complex as this, It really deserves time and repeated tasting sessions. I write this mostly because the mediocre scores really does no justice to this pearl. Anyone that loves velier, should know that this is among his better bottles, displaying an exceptionally flavourful and balanced blend. Highly recommended.

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Posted 6 days ago by IBO from Slovakia with 110 ratings

Pred ochutnanim som mal rešpekt,no úplne zbytočne. Rum som nalial a nechal ho trošku sa otvoriť, bola ho plná izba a tá vôňa je úžasná, dokonca ho cítiť i na druhý deň ráno v prázdnom poháriku.
Chuť je ako explózia, od citrusov, zeme, drevitosti az po sladké tóny,skutočne dlhý záver.
Očaril ma a zaradil sa medzi moje najobľúbenejšie

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Posted 11 months ago by Michal Micko (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 306 ratings

Aroma leather, iodine, old wood. First taste bit burning after warm and dry. Taste is mix of fruit, mineral and peach tones (similar to whisky) Aftertaste is burning, average long.

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Posted 2 months ago by Joola69 from United States with 2649 ratings

Rum tasting in Brussels with my good old friend continued with Velier Royal Navy Tiger Shark. Very nice high end bottle and label design. Blacked out bottle. Bright golden color. Strong alcohol mixed with oak, liquorice and bananas to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end. Bottled at 57.18% it is potent stuff. It might be much better at around 50%.

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Posted 6 months ago by Sancho from Poland with 8 ratings

I've tried this one on festival in Poland. Really good one, nice flavour and smell. Recomended.

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Posted 7 months ago by Adrian Adame (PREMIUM) from Czech Republic with 275 ratings

vůně velmi příjemná, banán, muškátový oříšek a citrus, 57,18% není znát, z počátku jemná nasládlost, kmín, eukalypt a olej, závěr dlouhý eukalypt a kmín

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Posted 8 months ago by tondak80 from Czech Republic with 32 ratings

to je tak hnusný až je to dobrý, tráva a spousta chutí co nedokážu identifikovat, volty, hřeje