Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
I dont understand why Bacardi is so popular, when here is Angostura, much more better than that. 5 year is average, nothing great, but nothing terrible, better for mix.
Light amber colour in a decent bottle that looks promising.
On the nose, buttery, cake mix and alcohol.
Taste is disappointing as you search for specifics. It numbs the lip, tip of the tongue and back of the throat but is not too harsh...mostly sweetness and alcohol, with a slightly bitter after taste, nothing substantial except perhaps a slight clove that goes along with the numbing aspect of the alcohol.
Finish is quite sustained, not unpleasant, but mostly just alcohol and sweetness and in the end just a dryness from the alcohol and little else. Probably best as a mixer with iced ginger beer.
Saying this it is ok to sip, but you will be disappointed if you think you will be subjected to a variety of interesting flavours and any degree of complexity.
Strong, discreet, without harshness and flaws. Even better than the Angostura 7 years. The more I drink, the more like it.
I'm not sure why I waited on this. It was pretty great for a 5 year rum. Lots of barrel characteristics. Nice baking spices, caramel, vanilla, honey. It's got a medium weight to is also, not too light, a mixture of different column rums some heavy. Nice straight up overall. I was surprised by this one to say the least. Also additive free.
"It is sweet with a nice hit of vanilla ice cream and some slightly spicy dark chocolate, almost cocoa like notes."
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