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Coruba Dark rum

Coruba Dark

Jamaica | Dark | 40% ABV

41 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great

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Five0 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 1 rating
Posted over 1 year ago

Smooth tasting with outstanding aromas. Perfect with many mixes.

mamajuana ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 148 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Had lots in the Caribbean. It's great straight has a nice round pot still flavor. Also a great mixer. A real underdog in this category.

Raphael ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 19 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

The perfect amount of flavor: it can always punch through in tiki drinks that call for "dark Jamaican rum," yet it never overpowers. It has a really interesting flavor: there is both that banana funk, and also a little bit of that smokiness that reminds me of a Demerara rum

Maximilliano ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 7 ratings
Posted almost 8 years ago

Coruba has a longstanding history with Tiki. After Trader Vic used up the worldโ€™s supply of the 17-year-old J. Wray & Nephew, he reformulated his Mai Tai recipe with the 15-year-old J. Wray & Nephew and Coruba.

That said, Coruba is one of the best (after Kohala Bay) dark Jamaican mixing rums - that is, in terms of the money and for what you get in terms of a quality, funky, and versatile product who's history goes all the way back to our Tiki forefathers. Coruba is not a rum to be sipped and contemplated; it is solely a mixer where a heavily-bodied and slightly funky dark Jamaican rum is called for.

As a testament to many Tiki historians, rum connoisseurs, bar owners, and mixologists, many will tell you that Coruba is the preemptive dark Jamaican mixing rum. Other popular choices are Myers's dark, and Appleton Estate, although the latter two are considerably more expensive.

NOTE: Coruba is colored for extra depth and sweetness and is heavily charred in small American oak barrels for at least two years before high quality molasses is added to it. In New Zealand, Coruba dark is marketed as 'Coruba Original Blend,' with the proof slightly lower at an odd 37.2%. Coruba is distilled and imported from Jamaica by J. Wray & Nephew, but is not distributed commercially in Jamaica.

Zackdickary ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 4 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Coruba is just the best black rum I've ever tasted. It has all the rough edges filed off of it that make the standard blacks (Myers's, BlackSeal, Blackwell) a bit sharp to sip, and add an edge that is noticible even in cocktail mixes. Coruba is smooth as silk.

I learned about this rum because it was part of Lost Lake's zombie blend. When they closed down my friend got his hands on a bottle of their zombie blend, and we set about recreating it with rums that we could actually find. I was using Blackwell as my black rum, as it's marginally better than Black Seal, IMO. It did OK as a replacement for Coruba in the LL blend, but our blend just wasn't the same. Once I got my hands on Coruba, however, our blend was virtually indistinguishable from Lost Lake's, even though two of the three rums are still different.

Marnellp ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 6 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

I love this rum. I'm predisposed to liking dark rums. I'm sure you can find a better rum, but you will be pressed for a better value.

Chippy ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 6 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Great inexpensive dark Jamaican rum. Perfect for a Mai Tai.

Alan ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 89 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

More funk and easier on the budget than Appleton 12 Year. This is an absolutely essential bottle in your home tiki bar. Make no mistake, this is not a sipper. I save my Appleton 12 year for that task. Not quite as funky as Doctor Bird, but blends with citrus beautifully to make a well balanced tiki drink.

The Answer is Rum ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 10 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

This stuff is amazing. Dark, rich, and delicious. The best Jamaican run out there.

jru ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 114 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

I think closer to 20... anyway the quality is high for such a low price, it's a no brainer.

I usually only use it for mixing but when I had it straight, it's fine. A bit bland, whatever

Flavors are fairly low key but it has some of that Jamaican funk and aroma, certainly some dessert like tastes but nothing stands out. Has flavor for certain tiki drinks.

I guess the exact source has been somewhat of a hidden thing ... I forgot but it's from a reputable distillery right...

Brand Details

Type: Dark
Company: Coruba
Country: Jamaica
ABV: 40%
Name: Dark
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No
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