I had the joy of trying this rum after my friend gave me it straight in a shot glass. It's warming, but not rough, and had the initial sweetness that you'd expect. However the aftertaste is dominated by pepper. It wasn't horrible, but it simply didn't make me think of rum, rather it was more like the aftertaste of a malt whisky. This left me severely undecided about this rum. The one thing I'd say is: try before you buy.
If you're on a night out in Scotland then this will be the standard dark rum you'll be served. It's got notes of molasses and a small amount of sweetness, but these are limited. Taken neat then it's a bit fiery, most people take this with a mixer; it serviceable but nothing special.
I can't help but feel it's overpriced. Locally I can get this for £20, but if you like Demerara rum then Watson's Demerara is available at £17.50 and, in my opinion, is a far better rum. To be honest I find it has less taste than Co-op Navy Rum which is available at £14. Budget taste, but mid-range price.
I sampled this on a night with my brother-in-law and found it quite drinkable, but also a bit non-descript. My regular mixing rum is Trawler and it has bags of flavour. However I found this one like a watered down version: it has mild notes of sweet, caramelised, brown sugar along with notes of molasses and toffee. At £15 a bottle this is well worth the price, it won't knock your favourite off its top spot, but it's a perfectly acceptable dark rum.
This is an extremely sweet coconut liqueur, I've had it on many occasions and, if I'm being honest, didn't even know it was rum based. It's not horrible, but it is extremely sweet, like a Bounty bar blended and (somehow) made into liquid form.
It's actually quite pleasant when mixed with fresh fruit juice as a drink on a hot summer's day. I would probably have given it a better mark if it were cheap, but both of the local supermarkets have this at £15 a bottle, given I can buy a full strength dark rum for that then I can see no reason to recommend it. If I was given it for free then I would happily take it, but at the price I'd pick up a bottle of rum and not a rum based liqueur.
tasty, easy to take few shots, however quite far from the 15yo, adequate price difference though, some nice smell and taste but I can also feel something cheap in it, might be a good mixer, and a nice buddy to start a party, worth trying but far from my favourites
not sure if this is the 12yo thing, but this Anacaona Gran Reserva is a nice blend, no alcohol on the nose, just a bit on the tongue, quite dry - might be a good mixer although I havent tried it in cocktail yet, taste of barrel maybe, minimum of sugar and by color i guess minimum colorings, a bit of irish whisky or young but mild cognac taste hidden in it... definitely interesting rum to try, still a good sipper especially if you aim to have more than 5 glasses (in such cases i prefer rather not sweet rums), give it a shot! definitely on a better side od rum spectrum
chocolate, vanilla, coffee... all the good things on tongue, quite sweet but I like that, some aftertaste of barrel, smells good - no alcohol, some vanilla and caramel, well balanced but on a sweeter side though, I like it a lot, 15yo is great, 19yo greater and 23yo the greatest for me, although many claim 19yo is better balanced than 23yo - not for me, anyway all 3 are my good friends sippers :)
had some break from rums and after several months tonight I really enjoyed this one, sweet just enough, fruity just enough, bit of orange and vanilla (in a distant way it reminds me of Don Papa 7yo but thats too fruity for me) fruity on nose as well with close to zero alcohol smell, minimal to none afterburn on tongue, nice surprise, by description a real 15yo rum, one of my new favorites, great sipper, looking forward to re-taste
Gunpowder překvapil příjemnou vůní, čekal jsem, že budu cítit jen alkohol. Při ochutnání zprvu silný nástup alkoholu, to ale vzhledek k jeho objemu nepřekvapí, ale na rozdíl od jiných "alkoholových" rumů, chuť nepůsobí levně. Závěr je překvapivě rozmanitý a hodně sladký. Nebude to pro každého, ale je z toho cítit kvalita. Tuhle láhev asi časem koupím.
My new favorite. Rum belongs to the class of super-premium, has a large number of awards and medals and is considered one of the best in the world. He also became the first rum in the International Hall of Fame. The color of the rum is dark golden, with a slight shade of red.
The aroma easily captures notes of vanilla, iris, spices, caramel, ginger, orange peel, oak and roasted nuts. Sea of pleasant tasty aromas. The smell is certainly gorgeous.
The taste is balanced, soft and complex. Cocoa, vanilla, lime, mango, spices and dried fruits are felt in it. It is drunk pleasantly and with great pleasure.
The finish is not sharp and long. Caramel and chocolate are felt.
The strength of the drink is 40%. Definitely recommend this beauty
After I've tested Canne Bleu I expected for more from this rhum. But my hopes are broken - this one was not so bad but not so great like his "blue label"...
This is really nice supprise. This was my first rum from Abuelo and and it was a hit. Really nice aroma of oak, vanilla and caramel. In mouth you can feel nice balance of fruit, oak, toffee and vanilla. End is supprisingly long and sweet. Outstanding rum for its price.
Much better and smoother than his 12y brother. This is really awesome rum with right amount of sweethness. Aroma of coffee and nuts. In mouth continue flavours of coffee, dark chocolate, nuts, vanilla and oak. Absolutely great.
Interesting nose but on the younger has a lasting bite and not much depth in flavor. Full disclosure I an not a wine fan but typically enjoy Cognac occasionally and thought this could be a nice twist. Mixed the rum And it still has the burn and there is a heavy aftertaste that reminds me of a wine or flat beer. Cannot see it as a part of my bar...
Look I’m not a HUGE fan of Barbados rum but I can’t rate on personal likes or dislikes , this is a very good rum and well worth picking up a bottle, I enjoy it a a mixer for sure