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Deadhead Aged rum

Deadhead Aged

Mexico | Aged | 40% ABV

Single blended 6 year old rum made from estate grown sugar cane juice and molasses and aged in American Oak and Chiapas oak. Assertive aromatics and brilliant flavors make it a great choice for use in classic Tiki cocktails.

103 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind

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103 Deadhead Aged Ratings

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Beukeboom 🇺🇸 | 304 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

Okay, it has a creepiness factor of 10 which makes it stand out from all other rums out there in regards to containers. However can it stand apart from other rums in regards to flavor?


First off the color is a light amber...closer to a yellow color in some apple juices. It has a slight sugar cane aroma with fair amount of astringency reminding me of ethanol. The flavor isn't too bad. Not great but it hits you with some sweetness and vanilla/toffee tones which then fades into a rather decent burn. Being that it's a blend of sugar cane juice and molasses it does have a bit of an agricole edge to it. The aging gives it a bit of oak bitterness bordering on objectionable but not quite. It ALMOST is a sipping rum but misses just by a tad. However it does very well as a mixer.

I recommend buying one bottle at least for the appearance and if you like it, buy another and tell your guests they were traveling salesmen....WERE....

Okay...feeble attempt at humor.

Not a bad rum. However it really doesn't stand out from other similarly aged rums. Therefore I can't go higher than a 7 here.

Dave 🇨🇭 | 30 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

At bought this one as a present for my friend and just took one for my collection. After tasting it I really felt sorry for giving it away as a present, it really tastes like coming out of a fuel tank. It stays because of the great looking bottle, but it will never get empty...

martin jeppesen 🇩🇰 | 256 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

This seems more like a souvanere product, than a serious rum. I find the taste leaning towards tequila rather then good rum. Not for me.

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 537 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Tasted at Laka Lono on 8/19/21. Reddish pink amber in color. Aroma of musty books and vegetable soup.A very watery rum for 80 proof. Mild black pepper finish. Soft candy sweetness is about all that is produced. An unremarkable rum in a remarkable bottle. Could this be the next "Billy Beer" of rum where everyone bought the bottle to collect, but no one opened it? Once I tasted this at Laka, I see that there is no reason for me to ever open my bottle.

KittieKatt 🇺🇸 | 14 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

So when the husband and I first started looking at rums for our bar we did not know where to start.. so we just hit the total wine and looked for what ever caught our eye! well this did it!! the amazingly funny shrunken head was super funny and love it!!! looks great on the bar!!

but that is where it ends.. it is a decent rum don't get me wrong.. but you are paying for the bottle!! it is ok in mixed drinks but still prefer a few others to this one..

if this was in a normal bottle the price would be about $10-15 I am guessing.. based on taste.. After trying other much better rums sadly even the amazing bottle is not enough to keep it on our bar.. soo many better options for similar price point!!!

Kevin 🇺🇸 | 78 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

I've been to the distillery in Chiapas, Mexico that contracts to Deadhead. Deadhead has some close to OK typical run of the mill rum from Chiapas. But, they're missing the game. But you have to visit the distillery to get that 7 or even 8 rating. I had their infused white rum and it obliterated the deadhead exports. At $12 a bottle. So Deadhead gets a 5 for not exporting the best!

Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) 🇸🇪 | 502 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

Got a sample of this rum from RR Tasting Club. The only thing that makes this one a little bit better than the Dark Chocolate is the higher ABV.
It’s still the vanilla and sweetness that dominates.
Sorry to say, but it’s nothing I can recommend. It’s more a liquor than a rum.
Picture: The emptied bottle with the content poured in a glass out in the Stockholm archipelago.

Seko 🇨🇿 | 204 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

I must say the crazy looking bottle contains a solid dry rum, reasonably smooth, light nose of coffee, chocolate and spices, the taste is dark chocolate, coffee, spices, bit of vanilla and a hint of charred oak, the aftertaste resembles dry red wine. Not bad, but a little bit overpriced in my opinion. Score between 6 and 7.

Dan-Fix 🇸🇪 | 113 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

My first mexican rum. Didn't have high expectations on this one. But it was ok. Nose: alcohol and vanilla. Palate: not to sweet with flavours of exotic fruits and rasins.

piratejabez 🇺🇸 | 322 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

Forget the bottle. This is a fine rum. Aromatic. Complex. Singular. Notes of spice, grass, and funk. Makes a mighty fine cocktail, probably is amazing with cola, and is a unique sipper. A little pricey, but try it if you get a chance.

Brand Details

Company: Deadhead
Type: Aged
Raw Material: Unknown
Brand Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation Type: Unknown
Name: Aged
ABV: 40%