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Recommendable to most
I live just 40min from Newport Storm where this is made, so I took a trip there w/ my dad to have a tasting. It was that good that we each got a bottle. You have to saw off the wax top, but regardless it adds to the uniqueness. It’s more oaky than caribbean rum. Almost like a very sweet whiskey, but definitely a rum. This is definitely a sipping type!
I will leave my old rating behind. I still am not happy with that bottle however I poured some in coke this time and wow is that some good stuff. Don't go heavy on the coke, it just needs some to take the burning edge off. However wow what a good bourbon/rum bastard child. Wish it was better straight or this could be a high 9.
To start the bottle is nice. But there was just one problem, how do you open it? There is no pull tab through the wax so you have to claw away at the wax to pull the cork out. After about 5 minutes of clawing away at the wax which made me feel like an alcoholic savage. The cork finally pops out. The stuff smells like your drier rums. Appleton, Ron barcelo ect but has a hint of the bourbon aged barrel it came from. From the glass you're going to know right away this needs to breathe. The ethanol is harsh smelling. So I gave it 20 minutes in time out for bad behavior. After that, it's balanced itself out. It has distinct characters of all its flavours in the odor. However the problem starts when you drink it straight. It is amazing at first, however it splits right down your tongue at the sides burning them? I never experienced something like this before. My left and right side (but not the middle) were totally stinging from the bite. Kinda like Moses parted my tongue. It's flavours are very interesting and distinctive, oak molasses, less vanilla than usual, nuts. This definitely is the son of bourbon and rum. However with that said I wasn't to happy with the bottle and how much it burned. Definitely not one you can sip straight, it needs rocks at least.
Found this US rum at a party store and decided to give it a try. With no knowledge of this rum before my first sniff, I had to recheck the bottle! smells much more like bourban than rum. Oh, aged in bourban barrels. No wonder. I little too much of that flavor in this rum for my liking. If you are a bourban drinking looking for something just a little differnet, this is it.
i found this in a liquor store that otherwise didn't have a great run selection. The manager explained that he had bought it as a favor to his salesman as a favor in order to get some rare bourbons. When you drink it you'll understand the connection.
The dominant smell is the alcohol. The taste is strange. Never sure ifs rum or borboun it fails at both. It has few of the flavors ir characteristics I look for in a rum, it also lacks the traits I expect in a true bourbon. Thus, it's neither fish nor fowl. If you like bourbons maybe give it a shot. Otherwise, just say no.
If you see someone mixing this rum with ANYTHING, keelhaul them. Twice. Same if you see them pounding back shots of it like it was simply a means to an end. This is a SIPPING rum, to be savoured at leisure. It is DELICIOUS. The bottle of rum growin' from ev'ry tree at fiddler's green--THIS is the rum they grow.
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