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Spytail Black Ginger rum

Spytail Black Ginger

France | Spiced

22 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted 3 years ago by Frank Blackmore from United Kingdom with 17 ratings

It's light brown in colour. Aroma is of ginger and caramel. Flavour is sweet with caramel then lingering ginger. So good neat, I wouldn't want to waste it by mixing it with something.

Posted over 4 years ago by Raspi from Czech Republic with 1 rating

i dont like ginger but this is cool and people who dont like rums like it.

Posted over 3 years ago by Threepwood from United Kingdom with 87 ratings

A surprisingly nice rum! At first, the overpowering ginger spice took me off guard and I wasn't sure I liked it. But after adding plenty of ice, it reached a slightly more mellow and much more enjoyable level, a very nice sipping rum. I also tried it mixed, and it makes a fantastic spiced rum and coke. Really good, one of the best for mixing. But sadly a bit too expensive to use as a mixer often.

Posted almost 4 years ago by Chris Edwards from United Kingdom with 20 ratings

I love ginger, especially mixed with rum, and was very eager to try this. Either my expectations were too high, or this isn't as good as it should be. The bottle is great, but the contents are not as good as they could be.
Nice is about as good a description as I can give. It's a bit perfumy on is own, but tastes ok with ginger ale. I wouldn't discount it, but there are better rums out there.

Posted over 4 years ago by chris ambler from United States with 23 ratings

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.

Posted over 4 years ago by Kieron wood from United Kingdom with 533 ratings

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 ....

Posted 3 years ago by rhumjesus from Canada with 31 ratings

Not your typical rum, but great in homemade eggnog. Otherwise I could not recommend it though....😁

Posted 4 years ago by Starcero from Belgium with 16 ratings

I don't like the ginger Taste in rum. Reminds me of the homemade coughsyrup.

Posted almost 5 years ago by James Outman from United States with 6 ratings

It's Saturday night and time for the rum review. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was inspired by the French submarine designs of old. One particular plan was found by the distillery owned by Biggar and Leith's distillery of New York. The plans were found near where they blend and age the rum, in Cognac, France. The namesake comes from the name of that ships planned name call the Spytail. France is where the first mechanical submarines were invented and tested within the Charente River which flows nearby the distillery.
The production of Spytail is actually based on a 19th century recipe using fresh ginger aged with spices and rum. Blended and bottled using Carribean rumthen placed in the charred aging barrels with the fresh ginger and spices. Spytail Black Ginger Rum is a good black spiced rum for the money, 24 dollars at my local store. They've given black spiced rum a new spin using ginger instead of the pepper and cinnamon most others use to "spice" it up. 84 proof and a great taste with this one, I can see the crew of the Nautilus drinking this during the days at sea. Even the bottle itself is reminiscent of the old style Bathesphere, a spherical vessel made and used for deep water exploration and observation.
Deep dark amber in color typical of black spiced rum, the legs are slow to drop and taper as the alcohol evaporates.
Sweet aromas of ginger, vanilla, caramel and orange peel are apparent to the nose.
The entry is slightly astringent but I'm thinking it's due to the spicy ginger flavor more than the alcohol. It rounds out to a light taste of brown sugar and that spicy oriental ginger.
The finish has notes of freshly prepared orange marmalade just off the stove as the peel is added. Light cinnamon and of course the all familiar vanilla from the oak barrels.
A card on the side of the bottle gives suggestions for mixing and drinking Spytail. Neat, over ice, with cola, and ginger based soda. I'm drinking this 4 ways neat for the taste description, over ice in the skull glass, with my golden ginger ale from the local Atlanta company Red Rock. I also decided to experiment with it and try it with a new root beer I found from Stubborn Soda Company and will describe that now. The ginger melds with the rootbeer perfectly, a definite summer drink to enjoy on the top side of the deck or in that secret cove while waiting out the english to pass you by.
So for the remaining weekend keep that weathered eye on the horizon and watch for sails and the other eye on the prize. I'll just say, stay safe stay alert stay alive and drink responsibly. Till the next week, down the hatch.

Posted almost 4 years ago by stefan (PREMIUM) from Canada with 50 ratings

Well it is definitely as the name implies ginger, on the nose, mouth and a heated finish when tried neat. Better with orange juice. Interesting with coke. I would only have this as a summer drink if offered. Not my style to have in my cabinet.