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Tasty, but not quite great
This isn't a bad rum; it has a nice sweet coconut flavor, but it's weak at only 30%abv, and that's why I call it 'sugar water'.
It's basically just that - a sweet coconut flavored rum. I prefer stronger coconut rums, like the Koloa Coconut.
Can you make a stop to any of the Caribbean islands, visit the Tortuga Rum Cake factory and be lured into the free tasting of the Tortuga 'rums' ? Not really, so let's get straight to business. Any of the Tortuga 'rums', regardless if its the 'aged' rum or any of their flavored 'rums' by the end of the day are just sugar overloads liquor drinks and nothing to do with a proper aged rum. The Tortuga Coconut is one of their most natural tasting drinks, the rest of the lineup is very artificial in flavor profile.
I enjoyed this rum, in not real experienced yet and expect to have better soon, but it was very smooth and sweet, probably too sweet for me...
First off I have to say I have been extremely pleased with all of the tortuga rums I have tried so far. As far as their coconut rum goes I have to say it is my favorite rum in this category. It has a sweet aroma and tastes as good as it smells.
I have found with flavored rum people like to mix them and this rum would be well used in that manner. However, go truly enjoy the wonderful spirit of this rum I feel you need to just have it over ice. Unlike a lot of flavored rums they have not sacrificed the rum for flavor.
I got to try this at the Tortuga store on Grand Cayman. Lots of coconut aroma and pretty good flavor. Not as sweet as Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay. I sampled this straight, which would not be my first choice, but I believe it would make a really good mixer.
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