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Which are your white Overproof’s with the highest ABV?


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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

Posted 16 Apr '21 from Sweden with 219 ratings

As a follow up to my previous topic it would be nice to see which highest ABV you have when it comes to white Overproof’s and how you rate them?
I suppose that molasses based rum with real high ABV ain’t for neat drinking, but I haven’t tasted my two strongest yet. When I taste them I will start neat, but I hardly believe that I will like them that way. Anyway they’re great to have in a rum bar cause they always attract attention and is a subject for discussions.
These are the strongest I have right now:
1) Sunset Very Strong Rum, 84,5%, Not rated yet.
2) Marienburg 81, 81%, Not rated yet.
3) Rivers Antoine Royal Grenadian Rum, 69%, Rated 9.
4) Cavalier Puncheon, 65%, Not rated yet.
5) Shared by the 3 big Jamaican white Overproof’s all at 63%.
Hampden Rum Fire, Rated 8+.
Wray & Nephew White Overproof, Rated 7+.
Rum-Bar White Overproof, Rated 7.
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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

From Sweden with 219 ratings Replied 17 Apr '21

Hello guys! 
Ain’t it no one out there that have a Marienburg 90, a Rivers Antoine 75, a John Crow Batty or some of them listed by me in my initial post. 
I’m really curious to hear what you think about these exceptional high ABV white rums. 
I mean that it’s also interesting to hear if you just think that this type of rum are completely uninteresting and not worth to spend any money on.
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vomi1011

From Germany with 332 ratings Replied 17 Apr '21

I think they are good for mixing cocktails. I have tried some white rums. Savanna HERR 57% or Revolte at 60%. They weren't bad but couldn't compete against the aged rums.
I don't mix cocktails or drink other beverages. Therefore I don't have experience with that. But I would prefer aged rums, even when they are young like Smith&Cross or SBS WPE 2019.
I'lll try some new white rums soon, my opinion may change. Nothing is more constant than the change.
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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

From Sweden with 219 ratings Replied 18 Apr '21

vomi, Your last sentence couldn’t be more correct. I’m pretty sure that you will like those on my list that I have rated, those four can definitely be drunk neat. The other three I believe just should be used as mixers, but I don’t know yet.
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Pavelitti

From Switzerland with 42 ratings Replied 19 Apr '21

Some white rum are gone but I have two survival here. L'esprit Jamaica 85.6% and Longueteau Genesis 72.25%. So molasses vs cane juice
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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

From Sweden with 219 ratings Replied 20 Apr '21

Pavelitti, Great, how do you rate them? I have had thoughts about buying me the Longueteau Genesis.
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Pavelitti

From Switzerland with 42 ratings Replied 20 Apr '21

Hi Stefan, L'esprit is similar to Haitian Clairin Casimir or maybe Providence First Drops so I don't feel the High Ester notes like Jamaican WP Forsyths White or Long Pond STCE white. I like it ,is very floreal and you can take a mini sip. I think it works fine in a T-Punch with big dose of ice. Longueteau is very agricol rum. It has a heavy agricol taste. Not simple to sip. Sure it works fine for an amazing Mojito.
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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

From Sweden with 219 ratings Replied 20 Apr '21

Pavelitti, Seems like both could be something for me.
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Pavelitti

From Switzerland with 42 ratings Replied 20 Apr '21

Yes, I think are two good rum to have in your collection. But if you want to be surprised by High Ester something different from Jamaican, I suggest to try Savanna Herr white rum and Mhoba Rum Pot Stilled High Ester. In this moment I waiting for Rivers Antoine Royal Grenadian Rum, I have a lot of expectations for it. I see is in your list, what you think about?
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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

From Sweden with 219 ratings Replied 20 Apr '21

Pavelitti, Thanks for your suggestions. The Rivers Antoine is the best white rum I’ve tasted so far, you can check my review.
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Pavelitti

From Switzerland with 42 ratings Replied 21 Apr '21

Thank you Stefan! I see your review. Now I am eager to try it!
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vomi1011

From Germany with 332 ratings Replied 22 Apr '21

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vomi1011

From Germany with 332 ratings Replied 23 Apr '21

Is the rum fire velvet the same as the rum fire Hampden?
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Stefan Persson (TASTING CLUB)

From Sweden with 219 ratings Replied 23 Apr '21

Vomi, Heard some says so, it’s a Hampden but I’m not sure. Some says the the Rum Fire was for the US market and the Velvet for the European market, but now is the Rum Fire for sale in Europe. I will soon order the Velvet to check it out myself.
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vomi1011

From Germany with 332 ratings Replied 23 Apr '21

It tastes of lime, quince and backed apple. It has similarities with Nanny of the Maroons. Quite smooth for 63%.
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