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Great rum! Nice amber colour with a great bouquet. Initial sip was a bit strong but let the bottle breath several minutes and it has mellowed. Nice oakey flavour and hint of molasses and caramel. It originates in Cape Breton. Hard to find because it is so new but worthy purchase.
Being from NS we haven't had a number of great local rums until now. Over the last 2-3 years there have been some great local rums being produced here at home that rival the big boys. Great taste, like the other rater said, rough on the initial sip, but once it breathes it's much better.
Once uncorked, my first reaction was to the pleasing aroma of oak and apple. The taste is remarkable, strong at first like the other two reviewers noted, but balanced and flavourful once it breathes. Very impressed and proud to see such an excellent spirit come from the province next door.
Received this bottle of Fortress Rum as a birthday gift from my daughter from Nova Scotia. To my knowledge the rum originates from Jamaica but is bottled in Nova Scotia and the Fortress on the label is that of the “Louisbourg Fortress” in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I must say that the bottle presentation and label are “First Class” are very appealing.
My first impression from the nose was disappointing in that I did not detect much other than a faint smell of molasses. My first sip was also reminded me that this rum is very young and hasn’t had the opportunity to age for any length of time yet it is much better than many young rums I have sampled. The more I sipped on this rum, the more I enjoyed the experience. Fortress Rum is by no means on par with many aged rums that I keep on hand but nevertheless is very enjoyable.
I would rate the rum itself a 7 BUT must admit the presentation warrants an extra point, therefore an 8 it is. Well Done. 👍
It's a good rum but a bit too strong (45% alcohol) even when you let it breath. Nice vanilla and caramel flavor along with a strong oak flavor, but I found that it's a bit too strong to really appreciate all the flavors and the final.
This was a blind purchase, however it took me by surprise with its great nose and wonderful flavours
Very little burn and smooth finish
It is now my number #1 over the Solera 23
Tried this at the recommendation of the liquor store owner. Smaller distillery but I qanted to give it a try. Very nice smell and on tasting a hint of vanilla and some sweetness. Not overpowering but just a nice smooth slightly sweet rum. Well worth picking it up.
A nice amber colour and sweet honey on the nose. The taste is a bit harsh with an alcohol burn and finishes with green apple. $50 at LCBO. The bottle has nice presentation with a wax dipped cork and a great label. Even after resting an hour the 45% abv is still too strong. Sorry Canada
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