For those who had already distilled rum, this is some large part of head rum spirit that they strongly influenced with a solution of burnt caramel in order to hide the taste. Personally, I think that is the Lemon Hart & Son « Cheese Whiz », in the sense that this is their product in order to pass the material considered as losses for the business. A lab analysis would prove that. Some one have the Alcohols type results?
I'm not a fan of pumpkin spice, so take that into consideration with this review.
Too sweet for my tastes, and heavy spice notes. This may be good as a mixer, but it almost drinks like an overly spiced cordial.
Sugar fisted, and the banana flavor is way too loud Sipping neat isn’t possible with this one. A mess, Cruzan. 21% ABV so you can drink a lot of it (if you had too). Probably meant to be a mixer.for punch and sugar cookies, otherwise leave this one behind Not good. Sincerely.
The one that started it all for me. The old stand-by. Old faithful.
The peanut butter to my jelly. The Frick to my Frack. The ham to my burger.
It's all there: the wood, the earth, the grass, the smoke... all wrapped in an origin story that surpasses anything in the MCU.
And as for the wooden cup next to it... what is understood does not need to be explained.
My wife and myself like to drink Captain Morgan Spiced Rum with all different types of cola. Coke / Pepsi/ Fargo. Try something different you might like it.
It's not an overstatement to say that this represents what's wrong with the world of rum today. From the misleading 16 year moniker to the horrible, artificially sweet taste provided by... artificial means.
(SMH the entire time I type this)
For a true, West Indian rum punch: lime, raw sugar, nutmeg and proprietary additions. This is meant only with affection, and is not a slight at all.
Not a sipper by any stretch, but this is the only rum I want for my homemade concoction.
I’m loving the new tastes of this 12 year now that the new master distiller is in charge.
Nose - Smoky, oak, chocolate
Palate - Cinnamon, Smoke, Toasted Coconut
Feels good going down with a clean finish.
Truly a great blending of flavors that deliver then appropriately exit.
Sometimes age lends an advantage. This is certainly true regarding the McCoy 5 year versus 12 year.
Nose - Butterscotch, Toffee, Chocolate
Palate - Brown Sugar, Spice, Ginger
The finish is where the fumble occurs.
Close to being great, but as the old men say, "Close only counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and slow-dancing."
First note is the pale yellow color, reminds me of Plantation Trinidad or Guatemala, Mt Gay, or young Jamaican rum. On the nose a mild scent Of Demurra rum maybe Port Mourant, or Versaille still. First sip the Guayana rum comes through instantly, but not intensely, followed by sweet notes. Straight it has a bit more depth and lingers on the pallet.
This is a decent rum, better than Hamilton Navy, or demurra rums, but not worth the north of $60 price tag. I will likely not buy again.
Every time I enjoy this, I can hear Joy Spence with that wonderful patois accent saying, "No added shu-gah!".
What a delightful creation. One of the few I enjoy neat.
Nose - Apricot, Oak, Molasses
Palate - Spice, Vanilla, Caramel, Orange
Long, outstanding finish.
This is a standard of excellence, top to bottom.
With the manipulations of some other heralded brands, I understand why a master artist like Ms. Spence could be vexed at uninformed comparisons.
I actually remember where I was when I first had this: Punta Mita, Mexico. I was taken. Couldn't wait to get a bottle. And as I was transitioning from cachaças to rum, this was a winner, even a champion.
As I expanded my rum collection, the true champions rose, and this one fell.
Nose - Brown Sugar, Caramel, Vanilla
Palate - Toasted Coconut, Cooked Fruit, Brown Sugar
And the reason for the fall: the aftertaste. Muddled flavors that are just sweet and almost artificial.
It helped me get into rums, but this journeyman has been retired. But hey, it did serve me well in Nayarit.
Avast! There be nothin' rare about a funked-up Jamaican rum. She smells a bit sweet, and a lot funky, with hints of fruits, vanilla, and oak... but once you taste her tho, you don't funkin' smell anythin' but the vanilla and oak. Witchcraft! As for taste, spices come aboard first - aggressively - followed by a wee bit of vanilla and banana, and then molasses - HARD - followed by a hint of tobacco when that fades. Might this be a sippin' rum? Aye, if a funked up rum be to your fancy, by all means, take no prisoners. If you're not into funkin' around, there be better, less funked-up, rums to be had... arrrgh
Next to it's older, 18-year hermano this one shines!
Nose - Vanilla, Molasses, Caramel
Palate - Coconut, Caramel, Cream
Excellent mouth feel. Very clean finish.
This one makes younger siblings everywhere proud.
Purchased this at the near beginning of my rum exploration. The price, the brand, the year: it has to be exceptional, right? First try, didn't like it. Waiting a few months, same result. Waiting two years, same result.
Nose - Spice, Sugar Cane, Banana
Palate - Pepper, Nutmeg, Earth, Cinnamon
Still can't make it work for me...
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