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This is a rum with sting! It’s very fruity and quite spicy in the nose and mouth. The afterburn is quite long and dry. If you should have one navy strength rum in your rum bar, this is the one.
Picture: My Jamaican shelf.
This a great mixing rum! it´s strong and it´s full of funky flavors. It boosts up any cocktail and is of course one of the staples in the tiki drink world.
You have to respect a label that tells it how it is. This is probably one of the closest rums on the market on how rum use to be. Most will not enjoy the strong flavor compared to a more tamed aged rum but all should try it to appreciate other types. I use this for some Zombie mixed drinks.
Almost feels like this has a tequila-like taste to it -- might just not be for me.
I love mixing with this, as the flavor of this rum can stand up to limes, sugar, and almost anything else you throw in.
The perfect rum for classic Jamaican styled cocktails. Heavy aromas of tropical fruits, smoked wood and tobacco.
A big mouth feel of leather, oak, sweet peppers & spice. A very long finish with hints of vanilla, molasses and rubber. Opens with a little water to reveal tropical fruits and orange notes.
Navy strength rum it IS. This mammoth of a rum has so much esters there isn't a cocktail out there that will tame it. The flavor will always shine through and this flavor is classic Jamaican pot still style. Although aggressive, it is a must try.
This is a very funky rum. Great in cocktai or great with a ice cube.
A good stout navy strength rum, great for mixing. Love it in rum punch.
light amber minimal legs. nose of leather, tropical fruits & leather, not nearly as many alcohol vapors as you would expect for a 57% rum. The alcohol hits the tongue like a mack truck but dissipates quickly leaving a nice sweetness behind. notes of pineapple and clove. This rum makes a killer cocktail but does ok on its own in a glass with a couple ice cubes.
Smith and Cross is perhaps an acquired taste...but even with a touch of coke, has a strong after taste. This would not make my rum cabinet at home.
The phrase "easily consumable in a bind" represents Smith and Cross rum perfectly. It's a decent rum, but I wouldn't choose to sip it often. It is dryer and less sweet than typical rums, but has a kick of a spicy finish. The overall taste seems similar to molasses to me with a slight barky tinge. I tried mixing it with a shot of coke, but this wasn't great. I would fit with certain dryer mixed drinks.
Smith and Cross Navy Strength rum review and cocktail suggestions by A Mountain of Crushed Ice