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I found this rum in Reno, Nevada at a large liquor store that had an entire rack of it. I had never saw it before and it was from France, so I thought it would be an interesting rum to try.
I opened the bottle and out came a strong smell of an unpleasant aftershave, with a strong infusion of ginger.
The taste was a massive hit of ginger and spice, with a little brown sugar, licorice, and some lime. Surprisingly easy drinking for 42%abv, but just not great tasting to me. Way too much ginger imho. Probably intended as a mixer.
well, a lot but this is not bad, for a mixer. not so good alone. fusel aroma that hits the nose first but the ginger follows right behind with hints of spices and dark brown sugar and vanilla. not bad at all for the price.
This is a lovely rum that reminds me of a weaker rumbullion. It's a good sipper but for cost there is a lot more quality stuff Available at this price point ....
I’ve certainly had less enjoyable rums. I’m not running out to buy this again - wouldn’t be bad for a mixer in very specific cocktails.
Picked this up on clearance because of the cute submarine bottle. The ginger tastes artificial, the burn is awful, and there was a strong vibe of floor cleaner. I couldn't even use it for bananas foster because the acrid ginger was so bad. This has tainted my perception of rums coming from the French. Sorry France, this submarine should have stayed under the sea.
Pas un rhum de dégustation. Je ne crois pas que je vais l'essayer avec un coke ou un 7 Up. Ne pas le savoir avant, je n'aurais pas goûter que c'était un rhum.
I know a lot of fellow drinkers who hate this a lot more than me. I love ginger so this might be the reason I like it more than them. Drink at your own risk.
The mix of ginger and rum is drinkable but should not necessarily be sought out. As Mr. Spock would say “Interesting” but not “fascinating”. Amaretto mellows it out a bit and 50/50 tastes a bit like an Amaretto with a ginger kick (improvement). Completely neutralizes the taste of Dr. Pepper and just leaves the ginger aftertaste - an interesting taste experience.
I’ll report back on the viability of a Spytail bomb, I just happen to be out of RedBull when writing this.
If you choose to drink it, the ginger aftertaste will dominate everything afterwards for at least 10 minutes.
Enjoyed a bottle of Spytail Ginger Rum while vacationing in Las Vegas. Unique bottle and label design. Golden color. $32 at the local liquor store. Plenty of ginger to the nose and palate. Strong burn at the end. Does not really mix that well with any soda. Not my cup of tea.
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