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Admiral Rodney Extra Old rum is produced in St. Lucia using a continuous still, and then aged in American oak casks for an average of 12 years.
The rum is named after British Naval Officer Admiral George Rodney, who in 1782 as the Governor of St. Lucia rebuffed the Spanish fleet in the "Battle of the Saints".
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This rum exceeded my expectations based on its current score.
Smells and tastes of brown sugar, molasses, pepper, caramel, bourbon, oak, and leather. Somewhat sweet, but not too much.
Only $49.99 (2016) @ drinkupny.com.
I love this elegantly balanced rum, that fits almost every occasion. 100% collum still with 0% added sugar. Rather complex despite no pot still has been used, in contrast to most other st. lucian rum.
The nose is remarkably sweet, considering the absence of sugar, with notes of oak, leather, brown sugar and vanilla. The taste will make any real rum lover happy, especially considering the price. In many ways it's comparable to rum like Flor de cana 25 or Appelton 21, and at a significantly lower price. On the slightly sweet palate refined notes of leather, sweet tobaco, brown sugar and prunes treats you good, before fading into lovely tingling oaky tones. A bloody keeper.
Ordered this at a bar. Their bottle was almost empty, so they poured me a larger serving than usual, to restock later! Well received burn, with crispy, satisfying and long aftertaste. Fills you with a feeling of fulfilment and if you breath post sipping, then you sense its magnificence thoroughly! Their bottle was this, the old one.
Bought this on recommendation of the owner of the shop I purchase a lot of rum from. Nice balance on the sweetness and a smooth rounded finish.
The bottle is stunning! The most beautiful i have ever seen. And the story behind the character on it is a exciting one. Nose: caramel, banana and a bit of alcohol. Palate : quite harsh but in a good way. Brown suger, dark chocolate and banana. Big body, long taste that stays in your mouth. Not very sweet witch I like. Maybe it's a 9/10 must try it again soon.
Have been into tasting this particular rum for quite too long and I got originally excited to finally get my hands on the bottle (and the liquid in my mouth!)
It was worth the wait!
Swirled the glassed and left amazed staring at the oily ring and legs. A fresh alcohol kick in the first place woke my smelling and tasting senses. Left it to rest for a while and soon its' true complex character was revealed. Smooth and perfectly balanced, with dominating fine mild sweetness, light oak aromas and rich aftertaste, simply leaves you with a feeling of asking for more!
A place both in my heart and on the top shelve among the rest great labels rated over 8 is well deserved for this premium rum.
Admiral Rodney XO 12y is not bad at all, but not amongst the best either. It has a flavor profile of a Pusser's 10 year old rum if that would exist. A bit of a harsh smell, but not offputting. Strong taste, but flavorful altogether. A bit of burn at the end, but far from the worst burn. I hope they would have made an Extra Old 18 year out of this one, that could have been spectacular.
A very nice rum to enjoy neat or with an ice cube to bring out more flavor. Admiral Rodney X/O 12 is a smooth rum with limited heat. A true rum for rum lovers with a complex portfolio from start to finish. Nice mahogany color illustrated from the amount of time aged in bourbon casks. Love the wonderful bottle presentation that stands out to let you know that you are in for a treat!
Au nez, ça sent le bois. En bouche, le gout de caramel et crème brûlée. C rhum assemblé entre du 7 ans et 12 ans lui donne une bonne complexité et une bonne longueur au final. Je l'adore, un peu cher, mais pour sa complexité et son gout unique, il vaut le coût.
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