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English Harbour 2012 Sherry Cask Finish Batch 002 5-Year rum

English Harbour 2012 Sherry Cask Finish Batch 002 5-Year

Antigua and Barbuda | Aged | 46% ABV | Column Still (1-4) Distilled

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19 English Harbour 2012 Sherry Cask Finish Batch 002 5-Year Ratings

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vomi1011 (BASIC) 🇩🇪 | 403 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

Got a bottle from 2017 in 2020.
I think this sold not very good. But let's see.
First there is this strong sherry nose with red fruits and the gum flavour. It reminds me immediately of Quorhum 30 or in general of Oliver and Oliver rums. The gum is not that strong like in Quorhum 30, because it's much younger. But for just 5 years this is a damn good nose, very intensive.
Afer 10min the gum got weaker in the nose.

The taste is somewhat watery. This is of course not a Quorhum (but I think that's because we have no sugar inside). Overall not a bad taste but I'm disappointed because of the great nose. That's why I rate it with a 7. I would prefer Quorhum 21 for the same price.
If you like sherry finish and less sweetness you can buy it blind.

Nose: Sherry ***, red fruits ** and dry fruits *, gum ** and wet barrel/earth *, caramel *, banana *
Taste initial: Watery, sherry **, gum *,
Taste middle: red fruits,
Finish: almost no spice * at 46% (that's interesting), bitterness **, wet old barrel/earth, sherry
Aftertaste: red fruits (typical sherry finish)

Sweetness: 2.5/5
Fruits: 2/5
Spice: 2/5
Mildness: 3.5/5
Value for money (30€): 3.5/5

Reiwa (BASIC) 🇯🇵 | 142 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

This has good sherry flavor however, it is familiar to us in spanish style rums.
So for me, Port Cask Finish feels better.

Stefan Persson (PREMIUM) 🇸🇪 | 502 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

English Harbour have never disappointed me. Bought me this during a vacation in Antigua, have one from batch 001 since before without have tasting it.
I also got the opportunity to get a guided tour at the distillery (ADL) and the “ageing house”, which was great.
Tested it the first time during my vacation at a local restaurant down in Falmouth Harbour, and thought it was great. Then I thought that the nose was great, but now when tested all three I’ve changed it to medium, cause the nose of the Port is fantastic.
But nevertheless this is a great rum that’s very complex and has a great afterburn.
Picture: My English Harbour shelf.

piratejabez 🇺🇸 | 322 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

46% ABV. Aging: 5 years ex-bourbon followed by 6 months ex-sherry; I think the rep said 18% of it is actually the 10-year-old.

The flavor is full, robust, and full of sherry sweetness. It's the sweetest (and richest) of the 3 cask-finish offerings from EH, especially on the nose. Unfortunately, I'm not a big sherry guy, and I prefer a somewhat dryer style.

These finishes are interesting, but rather overpriced IMO.


Earl Elliott 🇨🇦 | 236 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Sugar 4-5 GPL. This rum has a sherry look and taste to it, but it's really strong on the alcohol taste. For me the high alcohol content dominates the taste profile. I think if this was blended down to the 40% ABV range it would be a better tasting rum. Raisins, Sherry, and oak mixed with alcohol is how I see this one. Worth trying at $40 Canadian. You need ice for this one if you are drinking it straight. I think it would be a great rum in drinks calling for overproof rums. Yes, that's the ticket.

Luke 🇨🇿 | 131 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

Suchá, silná verze Dos Maderas 5+5. Další podobný styl najdete v Abuelo Two Oaks, ale tam je mnohem více kouře. Harbour Sherry Cask je mnohem lepší než základní verze. Vliv sudu rum zkulturnil a přidal charakter.

dakob 🇨🇿 | 24 ratings
Posted 1 month ago

If I were to marry a rum this would be the one. It's not perfect but I can spend so many perfect evenings with it!

Aromatically, it presents a mix of sherry, various fruits, gum, earthy barrel tones, caramel, and banana. The flavor begins with a light sherry and gum presence, evolves into red fruit notes, and concludes with a mildly spicy, bitter finish, along with an enduring sherry aftertaste with red fruit notes.

Duckstab 🇨🇿 | 82 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

Batch 003, lahev 7959 flaškovaná v dubnu 2021. První dojem byl excelentní - vůně i chuť příjemné - milá vzpomínka na sherry, které už jsem vlastně docela dlouho nepil, protože mi přestalo dělat dobře na žaludek (podobně jako Kiplingovu plukovníku Dabneymu na játra). Jenže záhy se ukázalo, že jako ostatní English Harboury je i tenhle prostě furt stejný, což mi po třetím panáku začalo pomalu lézt na nervy. Nic než to sherry v něm prostě není, takže ani za kulantních 700 Kč vlastně nic moc. Což je asi nejvýstižnější shrnutí všeho, co jsem od Antiqua destillery kdy pil - docela milé, ale úhrnem nic moc.

sketcher1255 🇺🇸 | 22 ratings
Posted 1 year ago

Was my “go to” rum whenever I could find it in St Louis… but lately (last 3 years or so) can’t find it any more.

Peppies 🇨🇿 | 8 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Koupeno v akci 1+1, English Harbour jsem znal již z Rumfestu v České republice a nyní jsem si zakoupil láhev za 550,- Kč což je vzhledem k jeho kvalitě směšná cena. Rum sám o sobě se rozvoní za chvilinku a ve vůni je cítit aroma skořice a hřebíčku. V chuti to stejné jen je tam krapet cítit pepř. Závěr ten je překvapivě a nádherně dlouhý plný ořechů a jemné pichlavosti pepře. Neznám lepší rum ta tyto peníze.

Brand Details

Company: English Harbour
Type: Aged
Raw Material: Molasses
Brand Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation Type: Column Still (1-4)
Name: 2012 Sherry Cask Finish Batch 002 5-Year
Years Aged: 5
Yr Distilled: 2012
ABV: 46%