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It’s Rum Week!

by Oliver Klimek on September 5, 2011

Summer is coming to an end after two surprisingly sunny weeks here in Bavaria that reminded us what season we are actually in. To keep up the spirit of summer, I decided to turn this week into the official Dramming Rum Week.

I recently visited fellow Malt Maniac Serge Valentin of Whiskyfun in Alsace, and he was kind enough to share six very interesting rum samples with me which I am going to review in the course of this week. But I thought it would be a good idea to make it a full Rum Week by starting with a readily available benchmark rum.

I am not a big rum geek, but I happen to have a bottle of a basic rum in my cupboard that I mainly use for baking, soaking fruit or the odd improvised cocktail to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Myers’s Rum – Original Dark


My Tasting Notes

Colour: Chestnut
Nose: Strong and very ‘rummy’, dark caramel, vanilla, polished wood, cinnamon, hints of orange zest and later on also a little lovage.
Palate: Brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, fudge, orange zest, cinnamon, just hints of fresh herbs.
Finish: Rather long, fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: With its sweetness and almost syrupy thick mouthfeel the main use for this rum is certainly mixing, even though it does taste quite nice.

Rating: 77/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

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