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Superstar | United States
Cask Collection Number 1 Batch 1
Five bottles is not enough for a lifetime.
Smooth with a non-cloying sweetness. Reminiscent of maple syrup. My favorite go-to rum. I only have five bottles, and I don't know how I will make
British Royal Navy
The Mother Rum
A rating doesn't seem all that useful, as this rum isn't on the market. However, if you ever get your hands on a tot, it's worth experiencing. A sec
2002 Single Vintage
An excellent end to the trilogy
Smoother, and tastier than the 2001. Candy-like goodness, but not as much of a dessert as one might expect with that description. Get it while you
Always been a fan of Angostura, but now I need a tattoo on my ass. This is similar to the Plantation 1989, but more delicious (if that was possible).
Trinidad 1989 Single Cask
The is what collecting rum is about right here.
This rum is by far the most luscious thing I've ever tasted in a rum; yummy, not too sweet, so flavorful that the finish lasts a good five minutes. I
I've had British Navy Rum from an old flagon, from the Castle Brands release of British Royal Navy Imperial Rum, and the Black Tot. In blending the B
2000 Single Vintage
Diplomatico is one of my favorite labels, and this is my favorite of their offerings. This bottle is now gone, looking forward to trying the 2002.
1980 Vintage 25-Year
As amazing as its predecessor
Like the millennium edition, the 1980 is as close to rum perfection as you can get. Smooth and balanced, rich and complex. The price is commensurate
Everything a rum should be
I was fortunate to taste this rum a handful of times, and find it truly at the top of the tops. Complex, smooth, full, balanced and... tasty. When I
Port Mourant White
A 9 for a white rum
Heavy pot-still goodness from the old Enmore still. Rich, creamy, buttery, full of flavor. I compared it directly against a 15-year aged version (bl
Centenario 25-30 Year
A Delicate Flower
I'm surprised. I've not generally been a fan of rums from the D.R., but this one has my attention. It's delicate - nothing overpowers. As a result,
Almost a cocktail in itself
My first reaction to this rum was that it had so much tropical fruit flavor that it's practically its own cocktail. Not too sweet, not too much oak.
Different from the 15, yet in the family
This one has the smoothness and sweet goodness of the 15, but the forward note is vanilla. I love vanilla, so I'm partial. Hints of coffee, and toff
XO 20th Anniversary
Lovely, lovely Bajan rum
Every time I take a trip to the liquor store, I pick up another bottle of this. Everything that a Bajan should be: aromatic, clean, very tasty.
2001 Single Vintage
Another fine vintage
Very similar profile to the 2000, have not yet opened my 2002 to compare. Full and flavorful, just a little heat in the mouth. Very enjoyable.
Special Reserve 15-Year
Best in class
This probably the best rum available in the $40-$50 class. A go-to favorite for sipping.
Very Special Stuff
This rum is different, and therefore not for everybody. I find it rich and enjoyable, and the higher percentage of the 40-year rum really makes its m
Navy Island Select Cask
The esters in this bottle fill the room and make it fragrant as only a Hampden can. Butterscotch, butter rum. Fruity flavor. It's both obvious that
It's not for everybody.
It's got flavor and funk and body. It's not the most fantastic sipper, but it is dry, and it may please some whisky lovers. It's pretty fantastic fo
151 Cuban Style
I enjoy this
This one was a surprise to me. Lots of caramel and vanilla. The 151 heat is tolerable. I actually enjoy it neat.
An excellent Jamaican
Robustly full of flavor, and yes, funky as all get-go. But all in a good way. A fine, fine mixer to bring out some Jamaican spin. I drink it neat,
St. Nicholas Abbey
Very good, but not as amazing as expected.
Based on the other reviews, I feel bad rating at an 8, but I need to be honest. It's very good. Smooth. Creamy. I get tropical fruit and smoked oa
Cask Collection Number 1 Batch 2
Very good, but not for me.
At one point, I owned 7 bottles of this, thinking I had bought batch #1 (it was an error on the store's part). I tried and tried to like this rum. I
Orange zest, without the orange flavor...
... or caramel essence without the caramel flavor. It's hard to describe, but that's the feeling I got. This is a naturally sweet rum. Simple oak.
Zinfandel Cask Blend 11-Year
The heat fades after the first or second sip. My opinion is that using barrels of different wines or spirits to add variety is in itself a form of fl
My favorite Foursquare thus far
Velier has another fine bottling here. Rum ester on the nose. Not as hot as I expected for the ABV. Naturally sweet - no sugar added. Rum flavor a
At 63%, it's a touch sharp. Caramel on the nose, a hint of tobacco, the molasses is there too. I'm surprised at the sweetness, yet, it's plenty wood
Port Mourant 1999
Where navy rum gets its fangs
I'm a fan of authentic British Royal Navy rum, and man, this really exhibits the Demerara contribution to that classic flavor. Port Mourant is also t
Navy Style 61
A lovely imagining
Not meant to replicate any particular navy rum, this is an engineered imagining of what a navy rum might have been. It's got a touch of heat, but not
The Best White Rum Ever?
Rum Society is an independent bottler. This is a fantastic white rum from Guyana (DDL). So full of flavor! A full bodied rum, right off the still,
Ron Navazos Palazzi
Cask Strength Rum, Olorosso Casks, 2014
Strong on Sherry
hey make no age statement, and say only that it's made from Caribbean molasses, aged initially in used bourbon casks, finished in Olorosso (presumably
This review is for the latest incarnation - written Feb. 2017
Wow. I really wasn't expecting the new LH 151 to be as flavorful as it is. I really enjoy it, and in a shoot-out with the classic LH 151, it's smoot
A solid 151
I've heard a lot of people say this was the replacement for the classic Lemon Hart 151. Well, in it's absence, sure, this will work; it has good fla
I'm a fan of solera rums, and this is no exception. It's a bit sweeter than I might like, but it's forgivable. I've heard a rumor that when you tour
Too much oak, too much smoke
Never has a rum intimidated me so much to taste it - I felt almost unworthy. I'm a fan of Jamaican rum and Appleton in particular, however, I really
Single Cask Trinidad 1999/2001/2003
Good, but lacking individuality
As a big fan of the Single Cask 1989, I was looking very much forward to this. While it clearly has that Angostura vibe, it is not really a stand-out
Kill Devil (Hunter Laing)
Trinidad 1991 23-Year
Classic Angostura taste.
To me it's clearly Angostura, and not Caroni. However, it's not as tasty as other Angos I've tasted in their early-to-mid 20's. A bit heavy on the o
Smooth, dark & handsome
Dark and smoky. A little sweet with some vanilla vibe. I get a touch of heat, like hot cinnamon. Nice and deep. Smoke lingers through the finish.
Very different from the 12
I believe that this product is a markedly different blend than the regular line - definitely not just a younger version of the 15-year. Yes, added su
Santiago de Cuba
In my opinion, Santiago de Cuba represents the best of Cuban rum. I sampled this side-by-side with several other Cubans, and asked them to leave this
I've had a difficult time liking Panamanian rums, but this is changing my perspective. The entire line-up is worth a try.
Flor de Cana
Extra Dry 4
Excellent white rum
This is your high-end mixer, good molasses taste. Excellent value.
Very smooth for 99-proof. Dry. An intense presence, but not an overpowering flavor. According to my reading, barrels rested this long from this dis
Demerara, not from Demerara
A solid, tasty rum, with a touch of heat. Oak, toffee, a touch of spice. Nice!
Best of the cream liqueurs
Of all the cream liqueurs, I think this has the best flavor (and I'm of Irish blood). Something I look forward to in the winter months. I also use i
Old Fashioned Traditional Dark
To me, this felt like the target was a traditional navy rum, in flavor profile, not just ABV. However, it does differ in a couple of respects. I get
Big aroma of burnt campfire marshmallow.
This is a lovely Jamaican rum, full of flavor, just a touch of funk. Very recommendable.
A bit sweet
I hadn't tasted this in a while, but when I came back to this bottle after a few years, I was surprised at how sweet it is. The added sugar detracts,
Reserva Especial 15
Sweet, caramel and brown sugar, but not too much. It's like a dessert rum - drink your pudding.
A great rum at this price.
A little bit of everything. It' dark and complex. A little sweet, a little spice, a little burnt oak, a little caramel. Hard to go wrong with this
Smith and Cross
Good traditional Jamaican flavor
Funky, pot-stilly goodness, a real traditional Jamaican treat.
A heavier version of the Blue Label.
Good for a strong rum taste in a cocktail or punch. Comfortable heat. Good body. Similar to real British Royal Navy rum, but really, it could never
British Navy 15-Year
Smooth and flavorful
Easily the best of the Pusser's line. Good value for its price point.
It was... a bit much. Very complex and dark, a bit too much alcohol. Big fan of Diplomatico, but prefer the Single Vintage.
30-Year Limited Edition
Solid like an oak
Proud to own a bottle, but not something I crave. Very oak-forward, but not as much as the 50-year, and with more molasses. Well balanced, smooth fi
Fooled me into thinking it had been aged then filtered. Not aged. Then couldn't decide it whether it was made from rapidura or if it was filtered.
Too much added sugar
The best of the Brugal line that I've tried. However, there is so much added sugar that it feels like they were trying to cover up something. It's t
Lots of pot still funk
But, it's a really hot rum, as the name suggests. A mixer, not a sipper. If you want a sipping version of this rum style, Plantation Jamaica 2001 an
Oak. Some more oak. Then, finish with oak.
Nose is pure oak. There's a thickness to it, but nothing stands out for me but the oak. A little sweetness, but then countered with a bitter afterta
Like the 2001, but not as much sparkle
My estimation is that both the 2001 and 2002 Jamaica from Plantation are from the Hampden distillery. Thus, they are similar. However, the 2001 has
Kill Devil (Hunter Laing)
Guyana 1997 18-Year
Hunter Laing Uitvlugt
Ever been to Oceanic Arts in Los Angeles? It's chock full of bamboo, thatch, reeds, and grass matting. This rum tastes like their warehouse smells.
Pot stilly, but not too funky. A little cool spice. Creamy. Strong demerara flavor. It's good, but not wowing me.
Navy Rum 55
It's definitely got the "Lost Spirits" vibe, but to me this is layered and fruity. No longer available, but I do recommend trying the Navy Style 61,
Joy Anniversary Blend
Stuck in the Middle
UPDATE: I forgot I tried this (telling), and gave it another go. Smooth and light, but BITTER. Oak and smoke, but nothing interested. In fact, it
TIki Fire Spiced
Quaffable, even at 151-proof
I normally wouldn't take a 151 rum straight, but this was actually a pleasant experience. Very full of flavor with vanilla and lime, the spice is not
Somehow, this still tastes like Bacardi
It's smooth enough, but still a little heat. It's a good rum, but it's forgettable. My bottle will be brought out when I want to make someone feel s
Santiago de Cuba
Smooth, with a dark side
It's got oak. It's got a touch of smoke. Just a little sweet at the start. It also has a touch of bitterness at the finish, which is long. I can s
A bit sweet, a bit of burn. Alcohol on the nose. A little fruit in there. Not my cup of tea.
Among the best of the commercial spiced rums
Creamy. Heavy on vanilla. A nice allspice burn. Finishes out with a little kola nut. Surprised me.
A Dominican Rum, and...
... well, not much else. Dry. Smooth. Not really memorable. Tried to find something to latch on to, couldn't get there. Nothing wrong with it, bu
Not grog, not navy rum, something else
It's light, way more than one might expect. A little chocolate, maybe. Low on flavor for me,
Guyanan Green Label 11-Year
The rum is reminiscent of smoking a good cigar, not in that it tastes like tobacco, but it evokes that dry, dark experience. Fruit on the nose, but th
Solid Bajan rum
I bought the big bottle to use this as my (home) well gold rum. Lovely in cocktails, and respectable enough neat. A good value.
A Solid Product
People who complain about this falernum don't understand what falernum is. Don't talk to me about your internet-obtained recipes, this is what is sol
I honestly don't understand this one
I have tried and tried (and tried) to appreciate this rum. And I just can't. I like agricole well enough, but this just doesn't taste good to me at
A solid white rum
I find this to be very solid, but not all that tasty, as I have a preference for pot-still flavor in a white. It's smooth, consistent, and has a clea
Respectable white rum
But probably too expensive for what it is. Higher-end mixed drinks.
Gran Reserva 12-Year
Not as good as its predecessor.
I'm a fan of Trinidad rum, and would have rated this an 8 until I tasted the previous Guatemalan version. This is sweet, with vanilla and fruit. How
A drinkable white rum, but nothing of particularly strong character. From a county that specializes in cachaca, this is a nice alternative. Too pric
A solid cachaca, but nothing tremendous
To my understanding, this was formulated for the US market, yet the first time I had it was in a caipirinha in Sao Paulo. It's great for caipirinhas
Good for a Nui Nui
For me, this is a premium mixing rum, not a sipper. In my opinion, the best of the Cruzan line.
Wray & Nephew
My name is Rum, and I am Funky.
I don't get why people don't appreciate this rum more. For being the hands-down biggest seller in Jamaica, you'd think it'd get more respect abroad.
1703 Old Cask
Best of the Mount Gay offerings
My experience with this rum is different from most. I've had a bottle in my cabinet for several years, and the bottle is still almost full. Giving i
The Real McCoy
A bit wooden
Nose: water and alcohol. The madeira is very forward in this rum. The wood lingers in the finish.
Like dessert liqueur
Sugary and syrupy, it's really a cordial, not a rum. Does taste like pralines. Probably the most quaffable of the Rougaroux line-up.
The Forgotten Cask
A fine, solid rum
At my first tasting, it seemed a little over-oaked. Second time, it felt more balanced, and tasty. Third time, oaky and buttery. A solid mature St.
An odd beastie
I've tasted it on several occasions; each has felt different. Today, it had a medicinal overtone that I didn't like. Other times, it's been more swe
Smoother than Pistol
With a higher content of 40 year rum, the Diamond John Dore high ester still really stands out. Not as smooth as the Cask 1623, but a solid offering,
Rummier than the others
While not as smooth, this is probably the rummiest of the three Pyrat offerings. Now discontinued, it is unlikely to be missed, but I find it to be a
Barbados Grande Reserve
A solid Bajan rum
Clean and balanced, like a Bajan rum should be. A bit on the young side, but most Bajan rum isn't all that old - 5 years is about where it's at, and
Kirk and Sweeney
Yep, smooth. Just slightly sweet on the tongue, with a hint of spice. Then a touch of oak. Would drink again, but I'm now interested in the 18 and
Pineapple Stiggin's Fancy
It's pineapple rum
This is made by infusion and re-distillation, and a high quality process at that. In the end, it's still fruit-flavored rum, but a highly enjoyable o
9-Year Port Cask Finish
Salty, sour. I found it difficult to find anything to get attached to.
Not really a "black" rum, in the traditional sense
From Worthy Park, this is a blend of three non-aged rums. Color is from added caramel. The same exact rum as in the Hamilton Jamaica Gold, but with
It's a solid Jamaican
But none of it is aged. From Worthy Park, this is a blend of three non-aged rums. Color is from added caramel. The same exact rum as in the Hamilto
Tastes like donuts, or the bakery cookies from your childhood
Lots of pastry kitchen spice and flavor here. It's tasty, but like a pastry.
ICBU Single Barrel
Almost a whisky...
but missing that peanut ester prominent in those. It's 40 ABV, and I've become accustomed to higher proof. As a result, it tasted pretty watery to m
I don't get it
I've heard nothing but praises about this rum, but I just can't relate to it. Made from cane juice, not molasses, but unlike any agricole I've had.
not your everyday rum
It's pot still, for sure. Similar in some ways to a Hampden, but not as pleasant. A touch sweet. A touch harsh In some ways it's like a complex me
Not much to it.
While this rum isn't at all bad, it surely doesn't live up to the legacy of its namesake. Not much flavor there, not much body. Sadly, a forgettable
Old New Orleans
20th Anniversary Blend
The best of the line, but couldn't open my wallet for it.
It's smooth. It's got layers. I just didn't please me, no matter how I tried. Please see my review on the Crystal for more information.
Not really authentic...
This rum has a few flaws. First, unlike real navy rum, it has no Jamaican (or Bajan) rum in it. Second, it's 40%. I really won't drink this anymore
A plain rum
A Bajan friend and I tried this. He told me the story of when he grew on the same street as Mr. Doorly. He said he remembered thinking he was a very
How I started my rum adventure.
This rum is solid enough, and when I first started with rum, I thought it quite good. Until I tasted some other Bajan rums. Not to disrespect-- more
I wanted to like it, but...
Better than the low-end spiced rums, but nothing special here to keep me coming back. Good for mixed drinks or coke.
Target consumer is?
I was a fan of the V/X, which this supposedly replaced. However, there's nothing here for me. Blended to complacency for a typical consumer, I feel.
Tasted a bit like a ginger liqueur. But I wouldn't drink it as a rum.
Full Moon Dark
It's a respectable offering, and one of the better aged rums from a USA distillery. However, it's really middle-of-the road to me.
2004 11-Year Bourbon Cask Strength
Strong on toasted oak. Solid body. Dry, a bit spicy. A good rum for whisky drinkers. Otherwise, meh.
Not the King
It's a decent rum. A little sweet at first, then oaky. Finish has some heat. Nothing memorable or particularly tasty.
Kill Devil (Hunter Laing)
Trinidad 1991 24-Year
A little disappointed
I'm a fan of Trinidad rum in general, but I had no love for this one while I was really hoping to. Starts smooth enough, balanced oak and a little ca
Tastes like new oak. And it is.
Trying to buck a little tradition, these gents use new oak instead of once-used bourbon barrels. As a result, it tasted much like my learning lessons
Stevia vs. Sugar
They take pride in that this is made from (rapidura?) sugar instead of molasses, for a cleaner spirit. They succeed in the cleanliness, but I feel th
Kill Devil (Hunter Laing)
Guyana 1990 25-Year
I just don't like the rum from Enmore.
I only tasted a sample, and compared it against other examples of Enmore rum. This is the best of the three I tasted at this sitting, but basically f
Love El Dorado, but...
This is nothing special. High ABV, and the burn gives it away. Hard hit of alcohol on the nose. Woody, a mineral flavor. Meh. I'd keep tasting fo
Selección de Maestros
The best of the Havana Club offerings I have tried. It's good, and it'll impress your American friends. But I cannot recommend it as a premium rum,
Boozy, but a good mixer
Neat, this is just a mess of ethanol, but I've had it in a few cocktails, and it was enjoyable. Sadly, nothing to go "ape" about.
Old New Orleans
Like the spices, don't like the base rum
Not terrible for a spiced, but you can do better. Please see my review on the Crystal for more information.
Old New Orleans
I tried to like it
But I couldn't. Fruit notes, but a general nasty taste in my mouth that overpowers. Please see my review on the Crystal for more information.
Hoping this is the correct Coroni 17
This will sound worse than it is, but this has the nose and taste of rubber on a highway. Metallic and rubbery... if a vintage car were a rum, this w
The spice is mostly vanilla, some anise. Very sweet. Not something I could drink a lot of, but that's pretty typical for commercial spiced rums.
I don't understand the mystique
Not very tasty, doesn't leave me with anything to latch on to, to even write about. Falls off the tongue as quickly as it comes. There are far better
It's good, but not noteworthy
Like the oak-aged offering, this cachaca with "just there". It was good enough to have nothing negative to say, but not good enough to find anything
As a fan of cachaca, I don't have anything negative to say about this one, but nothing really positive to say either. It's middle-of the road to me.
Not worth fighting a war for.
Compared to the real navy rum, this seemed like water. A pale shadow of by-gone days. I suspect the recipe has changed in recent years.
Old New Orleans
Has a curious detracting element
I recently took the Old New Orleans distiller tour. I tried hard to like the rums, tasting all of them at least twice. I tried the crystal several t
The base rum for Malahat: part of the problem
To have a truly good rum, one has to start with a solid base distillate. Here is a white rum that doesn't offer a solid base or a good taste. The re
A bit raw
Tastes like rum that came from a local distillery that makes other spirits. And it is. Not undrinkable, but I gave my bottle away.
Different, but not my style
I didn't care for this avua offering, I found the amburana a tad too much for me. I like cacahaca, and appreciate the grass-like nature and woodiness
Something wrong with this bottle?
My friend thought this was reasonable. I gave it several tries over the course of an evening of rum tasting. I could not stand it. Overpowering che
Right idea, wrong execution
There was an (appreciated) attempt at exotic spice here. I detected cardamom, which I like, but just didn't work here for me. Could not finish this.
Steal it back, please.
I'm sorry. I want to support creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. But this rum tastes like the morning after a bad night in Vegas feels like. B
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