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Port cask finished, well aged Panamian Rum.
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Taste of:
Caramel, tobacco, black pepper, chocolate, vanilla, port cask.
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Conclusion:
Awesome Rum with a sweet, Rich and strong Aroma.

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Great aroma. Very nice taste. Quite a dry flavour but not harsh.


This rum was quite a surprise. Bought a nice gift set with the 5x5 and 4 small 4cl ones. 1 of the cask it was in for the first 5 years, 1 5x3, 1 with the sherry from the cask where the rum was in afterwards for 3 years (this is the 5x3). And 1 with the sherry from the cask where the rum was in afterwards for 2 years. And a piece of the sherry cask itself.
It's a smooth rum where the taste of the sherry casks is in the end of a sip. Not too sweet, not too harsh. It has its own distinctive taste.


Enjoyed a bottle of Cargo Cult Banana Spiced rum while in London and all you get is a massive banana overload. Banana to the nose, more banana to the palate and a very long artificial soapy banana finish. This Oceanian spiced rum is made with rums from Papua New Guinea and Fiji that are blended and spiced in Australia.

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This is gorgeous as far as I’m concerned, wonderful chocolate aroma and finish.


Enjoyed a bottle of Mahiki Coconut Rum while in London. Bottle and label design look nice and different. Pretty decent coconut flavors to the nose and palate, and not the typical artificial coconut scents like you get with most coconut rums. Slight burn at the end, but nothing bad at all. Not as good as Siesta Key Toasted Coconut or Koloa Kaua'i Coconut, so keep either of them as your base comparison rum.

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Enjoyed a bottle of White Jack Rum while in London. Bottle and label design look super cheap. Pure alcohol straight to nose and palate. Very long and strong burn at the end. Nasty even when mixed.

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Tried some Bounty Lime while in London. Cheap looking bottle and label design. Very strong soapy lime flavors straight to your nose and palate. Quite a nasty burn at the end. This is a mixer rum by all counts.

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Tried 2 glasses of New Grove Honey rum while in London. Very standard looking bottle and label design. Bright golden color. Super sweet honey straight to your nose and palate. No burn at all since its bottled at only 52 Proof.

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A very nice dark color. The nose is quite some alcohol. The taste is sweet with vanilla and cinnamon. Burns a bit at the end.


Enjoyed a bottle of Koko Kanu Coconut Rum while in London. Bottle and label design look nice and different. Real coconut to the nose and palate, and not the typical artificial coconut scents like you get with most coconut rums. Slight burn at the end, but nothing bad at all. Not as good as Siesta Key Toasted Coconut or Koloa Kaua'i Coconut, but not far from them either.

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For a rum without any added sugar it's sweet enough. The color is light and so is the flavor. It's good, but nothing special about it. The bottle is pretty special.


Kupferfarbener Bernstein im Glas.
In der Nase frischgebackene Vanillebrötchen mit Fruchtsalat auf einem karamellisierten Eichen Brett serviert.
Im Gaumen ein wenig frech und sperrig aber dennoch sehr weich und elegant. Tropische Früchte, Karamell, Vanille und Holz Aromen sin schön ausbalanciert.
Im Abgang kurz ein paar Alkoholnoten aber dann herrlich lange Karamell, Früchte und Vanille.
Ein gut gemachter Alltags Rum, leicht / mittel gesüsst, für Jedermann.

Copper-coloured amber in a glass.
In the nose freshly baked vanilla rolls with fruit salad served on a caramelized oak board.
On the palate a little cheeky and bulky but still very soft and elegant. Tropical fruits, caramel, vanilla and wood aromas are well balanced.
In the finish briefly a few alcohol notes but then wonderfully long caramel, fruits and vanilla.
A well made everyday rum, light / medium sweetened, for everyone.


I'm a rookie rather than connoisseur, but decided to up my game and get a bottle of quality rum and was stunned by the difference. Unfortunately for my wife and bank manager I may have to work my way through the top ten as I can't enjoy the cheaper shop bought brands as much now (it's a hard life but I'll plod on). 😁.


Enjoyed a bottle of Havana Club Tributo 2018 Rum while in London. Packaging, label and bottle design are very nice and very high end. Ridiculously expensive for what it is. Exotic fruits to the nose and palate with some tobacco flavors. Very dry for a rum hailing from Cuba. Definitely some burn at the end. Bottle number 1299 out of 2500.

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I struggled to finish one glass. Weird cherry flavor on the background, does not even have that grassy flavor like agricoles have, it is rather pure horse manure, and very harsh.


This is what a rum should be. The aroma in the snifter is surprisingly sweet, knowing that there is zero added sugar. The rum is really smooth with an awesome finale. The color is amber. I'm really impressed with the work made by foursquare distillery and Mr Seale. Can't wait to try the xo and the R.L. Seale 10 years. They are not so cheap here in Europe (usually this is around 55€) but surely this was worth every cent.


Got this in a rum advent calendar and whilst most of them smelt and tasted very similar this was a pleasant change.

Really sweet coconut and chocolate taste/smelling liquer. At 35% vol this could get messy as it's too easy to drink.


Not terribly harsh, but the sweetness is weird - almost glue like.


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Enjoyed a bottle of Bonpland 21y Caroni Trinidad Rum while in London. Packaging, label and bottle design are spectacular. Very high end. Ridiculously expensive at GBP 250 a bottle. Exotic fruits to the nose and palate. Very dry for a rum hailing from Trinidad. Mediocre at best and way over priced for what it really is. Definitely some burn at the end.

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