Doorly's 5-Year rum

Doorly's 5-Year

Barbados | Aged | 40.0% ABV | Pot and Column Still Distilled

6.5/10
81 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great
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Tomy 🇷🇴 | 439 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

A true Bajan rum that is a very nice rum for such a short amount of time it has had to age. Too young..too young

Joola69 🇺🇸 | 2929 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Tried the Doorly's XO, 8y and 5y back-to-back and I have to say I went from bad to worse. The 5y has a very harsh alcohol smell, disappointing flavors on the tongue and a nasty burn to finish the experience. There are literally hundreds of much better aged rums in this price range, so don't waste your money on a Doorly's.

Rob 🇮🇪 | 92 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Use this one mostly for mixing Corn 'n' oils, which it does very well. However it could be sipped too!

poosu 🇺🇸 | 40 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Couldn't believe the price at Total Wine, about $11, so I had to try it. I was very pleased to find it was a pretty good drink. I'm not a connoisseur, but I drink a lot aged rum. I've now consumed about half a dozen bottles of this. Not a great rum but a good rum at a great price which I appreciate.

Tom 🇺🇸 | 230 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

I love Foursquare distillery and what they bring to the table rum wise! Inexpensive rum that can be sipped though a Little harsh with some burn. Best bet is to mix it. A true Bajan rum that is a very nice rum for such a short amount of time it has had to age.

Matthew Brown 🇺🇸 | 27 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Surprisingly dry and subtle. Pretty good with coke. Interesting example of the kind of distillate you'll find in Barbados. A mere suggestion of tropical fruitiness with it's sticky molasses over tones and decent if unspectacular esters.

Mario 🇵🇱 | 5 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Not too expensive, easy drinkable room. Nice smell and a little sweet finish. Very good.

NutterSipper 🇺🇸 | 20 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

This rum has the same basic taste as the other doorly's that I have tried, the 8 year and the XO. I got it in a 1.5L plastic bottle, which is a bit of a turn-off, but I bought it as party mixer, so did not intend it to survive more than a day. I did taste a little sip on it's own and for the price it was surprisingly good. Mixed with coke it creates a very good Rum-cola.

IGT 🇬🇧 | 20 ratings
Posted almost 6 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this rum after buying it as a gift for a brother who refuses to drink neat spirits! I tasted it first at the Foursquare distillery and immediately preferred the RL Seales 10 year. That is pretty tough competition though! Overall it's a great rum, it just shares the distillery with an even better one!

Charles M 🇬🇧 | 140 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

My usual cheap and cheerful house rum is Chairman's Reserve, so wanted to get another that might offer variety,

Initially I was concerned about it being a 5yo, but really, this was wholly unfounded. Soft, easy with a lovely bite from the spirit. Good length, easy to approach but not one dimensional. For the price, a winner. For the purist, they will find things to complain about.

I originally gave it a 7 but due to the price, I have bumped it up one. I would add though, with me being a little dismissive of the 8yo (below), going back to the 5yo after the 8yo shows how much it lacks in comparison. But still price/quality, it is an absolute winner.

EDIT - (I added this to the 8yo, but it is pertinent here)... the more I drink the 5yo, 8yo and 12yo the more I don't quite see how the 8yo fits in. The 5yo is a easy, soft, unsophisticated and very easy to sip. The 12yo has the sophistication and power. The 8yo is somewhere in the middle (inc price wise). Dare I say that the 8yo is a little pointless? Don't get me wrong, it's a good rum, but the 5yo is easier (albeit very much less sophisticated) and the 12yo is better. Maybe it is a case that I actually prefer the soft oakiness of the 5yo to the 8yo.




Brand Details

Name: 5-Year
Company: Doorly's
Type: Aged
Distillation: Pot and Column Still
ABV: 40.0%
Aged: 5

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