wasn’t a big fan of this one. wasn’t at all what i was looking for or expecting. it just wasn’t that good in general.
taste very vanilla like. obviously a good mixer, wouldn’t sip on the rocks. good and cheap and it’ll do you good, but obviously far from the best.
right off the bat, you get a very oaky aroma with fruitiness and spice. it’s very mellow and went down real smooth for me. you can easily sip on the rocks , but also mixes greatly with cola, you can still taste the flavor heavily in it!
a nice upgrade from the original captain morgan. really nice & enjoyable flavor while still getting you drunk. easy and smooth to go down. some what of a caramel / vanilla taste with a velvet finish and spices.
Light gold color, strong scent of vanilla and some orange. Nice smooth finish with a slight sweetness
I tried the XO and then I tried the Gran Reserva. Smooth across the tongue with just a hint of heat. A neat clean sweetness that coats your throat. Breathe..
Since I had never heard of Black River in Jamaica, I just had to look it up. It is on the southwest coast of Jamaica about 20 miles south of the Appleton Estate. Back when I visited Jamaica in 1988 and 1996, this part of Jamaica saw no tourism at all. This has obviously changed as there are now safari boats guiding tourists through these mangrove swamps. I gather that some very special wood from this area goes into making the casks that aged this rum.
If you are expecting a heavy black char in this rum, you won't find it at all. It is a very good dry rum with the usual no sugar being added, but I still prefer their 8 Year Reserve Blend as my favorite from this island. So glad that I happened upon this one this afternoon while stocking up on K&S 18 Year before they are all gone.
I went searching for another bottle or two of Foursquare ECS Shibboleth this afternoon. Since the two liquor stores that are well stocked and never show what rums they have on hand, this would increase my chances of finding a bottle just by happening to pop in. Well, no Shibboleth, but they had a Redoutable for only $113. I almost bought that one. Then out of the corner of my eye, this long coveted rum was peaking from a hidden corner behind the locked glass case. I asked the clerk if it was what I thought and he went to get the key. Yes it was Diplomatico Ambassador, which I had been wanting for at least two years. My choice was now a no brainer and this is now the most expensive rum that I ever bought at $231 US.. The Foursquare stayed on the shelf because I don't care for Madeira casking in my rums. A bottle of Hampden Estate Euphoria in a gift box also stayed behind the locked glass case for only $155 US.
Despite my initial rating of 9, it is not worth what I paid for it. The sherry notes absolutely dominate and there is very little burn despite the high ABV%. This will never become a collectible rum for two reasons. First, the price is too damn high in the first place. A hundred US dollars would be a steal. Second, it has about 24 gpl of added sugar. It is sweet, but not a sugar bomb like it's much more affordable cousin DRE.
My memory of this one being what is the most expensive pour at a popular tiki bar in Las Vegas also inspired me to just go for it. Except that I did not win the jackpot.
Update only one day later: This "rum" wound up being one of my fastest sinkers in my ratings, from a low 9 to a high 7. I rate the liquid that is in the bottle and not the bottle itself. I am now convinced that most of the high ratings on this one are biased from the very expensive and fancy bottle. Rather than admit like myself that they have all been ripped off, they choose to justify their waste of money by mentally masturbating over this gorgeous bottle along with their other fancy bottles in their collection. As usual, I tell it like it is and to hell with the consequences.
My own "current group of rums" (note that I am not a collector) looks like a crazy quilt of bottles in all price ranges. They are similar to my vast music collection of more than 800 artists from 58 genres that would take me 68 days non-stop to listen to all of them. The same goes for my group of current rums. They are there to satisfy my needs for having whatever I want whenever I want. I feel that this Ambassador will eventually wind up being donated to someone more appreciative of it than me.
I often criticize Foursquare. ECS rums as tasting too much like bourbon (except for their recent Shibboleth release). If I wanted a bourbon, I could save lots of money and buy a real bourbon. Well, the same goes for this Ambassador. If I wanted my rum to taste totally like sherry, then I could save a shit load of money and just buy sherry. You have been warned!
Honest as usual...
Vanilka, karamel, krátká dochuť, jemně štiplavý závěr.
Jakoby nuda, ale přesto vás něco nutí dát si jěště další sklenku.
Že by čarodějka Ayala? 🤔
This is the first Rum that I ever tasted and enjoyed. It absolutely opened up a world of flavor that I had not even considered. Revisiting it, the flavor profile is amazing, but the sweetness is too overwhelming for more than 1 drink.
This was the rum that changed my style of drinking! 2oz with an orange slice over the rocks and a cigar is hard to beat!
Or 2oz, 1/2 of a lime, and a teaspoon of sugar for the best daiquiri you'll ever taste!
Kill Devil (Hunter Laing) 2007 Jamaica Hampden For Thewhiskybarrel 10-Year review posted 1 day ago by WhiskyGalore from United Kingdom with 1 rating
A huge potstill rum, surprisingly smooth at 64.1%, with a very long and briny finish.
An absolute steal at $43, and the very best rum I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. Complex, and not overly sweet.
Beautiful caramel color. Vanilla, caramel, and spices on the nose. Wonderful notes of sweetness, spice, and oakiness on the tongue with a nice charred flavor on the finish. Great sipper! I’ll be looking forward to adding this to my collection.
A strong smell of honey, sweet, light fruity. The taste is also light sweet at first, honey, only light alcoholic. The finish is more dry and woody.
it‘s from jamaica and it can‘t deny it… you feel the power but it‘s also well balanced. it‘s maybe not a beginner‘s rum with its 54,5% but it‘s not too alcoholic. maybe the only little criticism that i might be a little overcoloured… but all in all worth the money
i really liked the 10yo and i think i like this one a little more. well balanced, no sharp edges, a little sweet. smells also fine, no harsh alcoholic notes. not to forget, it‘s a very reasonable priced rum, so you can‘t go wrong with it, maybe it‘s even a bit underrated…
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