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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 almost 5 years ago by Falcon91Wolvrn03 (PREMIUM) from United States with 496 ratings

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.

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 over 1 year ago by jackw625 from United States with 36 ratings

The flavor of this rum is off. It kind is tastes like it has chapstick in it

Posted over 1 year ago by Glen from United States with 56 ratings

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.

Posted over 1 year ago by Justinpie from United States with 13 ratings

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.

Posted over 1 year ago by Pollux from Canada with 233 ratings

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.

Posted over 2 years ago by Tikiducks from United States with 54 ratings

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.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Pinmann from United States with 14 ratings

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.

Posted almost 3 years ago by Joola69 from United States with 2842 ratings

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.