Had it with ice: it is not as sweet and it has a higher alcohol taste than the 12yr and 15yr (haven’t tried the 21 and 25 yet), but I did not find it strong. Toffee and spicy notes dominate. Mild and oaky finish. A lot of alcohol in nose. I am thinking that it could be a great mixer (and an ok sipper).
This used to be my go to years ago as it was easy to find and inexpensive. The years and experience now tells me avoid it if you can as there are so many other great rums out there.
Very nice , so smooth. Bought this bottle at the Canadian duty free for under $70. It’s priced over $100 in the states. A great rum for your collection.
This is the third rum I sample from this company based out of Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, Canada. I usually shy away from Spiced rum but sampled this one and found it to be flavourful but simply not for me. Probably very good as a mixer.
Coldstream Clear produced four types of Rum, this being the second one I have sampled. Their Dark rum is indeed very nice with a touch of maple syrup and vanilla. Too sweet for my liking but overall not a bad product.
Tried FDC 12 years today. Nose only smelled like alcohol. Color is appealing light caramel. Taste is a little woodsy with very little afterburn. Very simple flavor profile. I would drink it if offered to me but would not buy a bottle.
Something different about this rum and I can't put my finger on it. Perhaps it is not as sweet as some others and almost comes across as not as refined, but the flavor itself indicates this is the better rum. To me it is earthier than most rums, coming from an oaky walnut aroma and picking up a distinct smoked caramel flavor.
Very nice, very different.
Virkelig god rom. Overvejede et 10-tal. Interessant Duft af karamel og egetræ, som man også får i smagen. Den er ikke sød, men heller ikke tør. Varierende smagsnoter som gør man vil have mere, og smagende bliver hængende. En rom som sagtens kan konkurrere med rom til 700-1000 dkr.
Kan muligvis godt få et 10-tal ved ny smagning.
Rum tasting in Amsterdam continued with Marlin Spike Blended Aged Rum. Nice and unique bottle and label design. Light golden color. Strong oak and caramel to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong but sweet burn at the end. Better mixed than neat sipped.
Rum tasting in Amsterdam continued with Boukman Botanical Rhum. Unique old school bottle and label design. Light golden color. Haiti based Rhum bottled by a Dutch company. Strong grassy and floral notes mixed with unaged alcohol straight to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong and dry burn at the end. Unique Rhum Agricole styled Rum hailing from Haiti based stock.
Rum tasting in Amsterdam continued with La Maison du Rhum Ile Maurice. Nice old school bottle and label design. Bright golden color. Strong grassy and floral notes mixed with mild exotic fruits and vanilla to your nose and palate when neat sipped. Strong but sweet burn at the end.
En god udfordrer til Diplomatico Exclusiva som den nye husmandsrom. En sød rom, men ikke så voldsom som Riise. Vanilje og karamel i duften, med vanilje og lidt marcipan og mynte i smagen. Der er lidt mere spræl i dens storesøster Niña, men den skal absolut have plads i mit barskab, da mange nybegyndere vil kunne drikke den. Og så er den billig (299 dkr.)