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The 5% additional alcohol really matters, as it maken the rum too strong for my liking! Although the taste is not that bad ...
What's this? A spiced rum that isn't just artificial vanilla flavor and caramel dye? Praise the lord! There are a couple other spiced rums I'd rank ahead of this, but those are all either original recipes or produced by small distilleries. This is probably the best of any widely available commercial rum brands.
Previously I only tried some spiced concoctions from Captain Morgan and such and they never made me any happier but I thought (inspired by Paul B) to give it one more go. But this time as dry as possible please and with some real rum in there, not some vanilla-sugared flavoured vodka.
So I found this one (a nice deal at €20) with for at least 3 years aged rum, real spices and at just 9 gpl. Oh, and an ABV of 45% so it seems serious enough.
The nose is rather sweet, with mostly vanilla, fudge and some cinnamon and a hint of oak. On the palate you notice the higher ABV, spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of cloves. The vanilla is a bit much for a young and rather light-bodied rum so I think some is added as well. There is a little smokiness from the also present oak. It ends with a mocha/dark chocolate and spiced caramel. A peppery touch stays also present for quite a bit. Despite the 45% it goes down easy enough but it is a bold rum for sure.
For a spiced rum it is truly nice but spiced rum? I don't see me sipping this all night (even at 9gpl just a tad too sweet) so it is a rum for one or two shots after a winter stroll instead of the glühwein/vin chaude or an old tawny porto I would normally take. Nice addition but at the €30 it normally goes for I'd rather spend them on anything from Foursquare or such. But by far the best spiced rum I tasted, that is certain.
Farven er ok
Duften er lille
Smagen med en ok fylde og lille sødme.
Eftersmagen hænger fint kraftigt.
Smagning Andrup Vin.
For it's cost, I found it decent. A quality bottle that was moderately sweet and disappeared without any drama!
This rum surprised me. Reviews gave me an "ok" expectation, but the taste was much better.
Drinking this on the rocks is a bit heavy for me. Cant handle alcohol in its purest form. Mixing this gives me a great taste of smooth rum. No chemical reaction, just a fine rum with good taste and a good aftertaste.
Would buy this more often as a decent replacement for "drinkin rum"
"Cinnamon and caramel in the mid palate and the finish is long and very spicy. Quite a lot of oak and some fiery notes of ginger and cinnamon. A touch of white pepper."
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