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St. Nicholas Abbey 10-Year rum

St. Nicholas Abbey 10-Year

Barbados | Aged | 40% ABV | Pot and Column Still Distilled

8.2/10
18 ratings
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18 St. Nicholas Abbey 10-Year Ratings

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Paul B ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 472 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

I went to a very well stocked rum bar this afternoon and they had this one listed on their web page. Lucky me, they had it in stock. I told the barmaid that the only other way to get it would be to visit the Abbey in Barbados. I had high anticipation on my half ounce pour.

This was easily the lightest in color of all three pours. Appleton 21 was a lot darker and Blackwell Reserve was even darker. I was expecting this one to come in first, then the Appleton 21, then the Blackwell's. Nope! It wound up the other way around. This was clearly the dullest. Yes it was smooth with minimal discernible flavors, but the burn at the back of my throat was very pronounced. I am never one to complain about rums that burn, but burn is the only thing to stand out on this rum. I was being very generous giving this rum my initial rating of 7, so now it gets lowered to a 6.

mistercoughy ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 239 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

Although this is a Bajan rum made at Seale's Foursquare distillery it is more delicate - and yet more nuanced - than his other, more traditional molasses -based elixirs. Whereas St. Nick's 5yo reminded me of a sunshiney summer day, this 10yo gem says "autumn". It's a slightly richer gold color, and the flavor carries savory tones of fruit and fall spices. I love it.

martin jeppesen ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ | 256 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

A lovely fruity nose. Slightly sweet with fresh notes of pineapple, banana, vanilla, hazelnuts and a bit of wooden lacquer. The medium bodied palate is smooth with the same notes found in the nose alongside earthy tobacco. The finish is discretely spicy and long. As with it's siblings, the balance is absolutely excellent and there's obvious family resemblance, especially to the other foursquare productions.

shelteredexistence ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 49 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

I was fortunate to find the St Nick 10 Year on a winter trip to the Canadian Rockies - an unexpected catch. I've been reading about this rum since starting my journey several years ago, so the build-up has been fierce...and St Nick did not disappoint. However, if you've been lulled to sleep by modern - and the strictly non-traditional (read: sweet, syrupy) - rums taking over the market, this one might not be your cup of tea. I'm just gonna say it: This rum is for whiskey drinkers. It's got a gorgeous nose with far more earth than I expect from high-end rums recently, and the mouthfeel and swallow both have that rounded touch of heat more closely associated with a high-quality grain spirit. Yet this is unmistakably rum, with all the magical scents and flavors (some partly hidden!) that set rum apart. Presentation is off-the-charts - five years from now mere tap water is going to taste better coming from this bottle. Net: put me solidly among St Nicholas Abbey fans. I can only hope I get more chances to find it.

Earl Elliott ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 236 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Sugar: 0-5 GPL. Dry but smooth. Similar colour and taste profile as the 5 year old version. This one has a bit more oak and smoke from the bourbon cask aging and is also very smooth. I think the 5 year vintage is a better value, but you cannot go wrong with having any or all of the St Nicholas Abbey rums in your collection. All of the St Nicholas Abbey rums are dry and smooth and need some airing out in your glass to let all the flavour out as they are a dry rum with no sweetness added. Waiting for a special occasion to open the 8 year old and complete my review of the entire line.

Jonny Olsson ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 162 ratings
Posted 7 years ago

It is. a little bit thinn, the taste is marsipan and butterfudge. The aftertaste could have been better, but okay. Looking forward testing 15 year variant when get hold on it.

Helena Tiare ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช | 110 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

St Nicholas Abbey rums are some of the best in the world in my opinion. The 10 yo is awesome with extremely well balanced flavors, full bodied and smooth. The 12 is even better and the 15 is just outstanding. I also like the handcraft and attention to details they pout into everything from the bottle caps made of mahogany from their property and leather, to their rums which btw are not made from molasses but are made from evaporated sugar cane "honey". The sugarcane honey does not taste like molasses either โ€“ instead it has a very earthy kind of flavor which tastes wonderful. So itยดs not a molasses based rum neither is it a rhum agricole.

Don Tucker ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ | 193 ratings
Posted 11 years ago

We visited the Abbey and got a bottle of this engraved for us. It is such a great tasting rum. Too bad I finished the bottle.

Bunfi ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง | 3 ratings
Posted almost 3 years ago

This is a throat warmer. It has plenty of depth of flavour

Jagsroy (PREMIUM) ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ | 288 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Visited good friends of mine and while discussing Rums, my buddy opened a bottle of St. Nicholas Abbey 10 yr. rum. I was already familiar with the 8 and 12 yr offerings so I had a pretty good idea what to expect. The 10 yr rum is not as complex as the 12 yr but definitely a top notch rum, so smooth. As with all of the St. Nicholas Abbey rums this version is pure and contains no additives. Unfortunately those who enjoy sweetened rums wonโ€™t appreciate this product as much as I do.

The only negative comment I have refers to the cork itself, which was so dry that it fell apart while opening the bottle. Nevertheless the rum itself is definitely above most rums I have tasted so far.